Sugery done!

Step one of reconstruction surgery is now complete! Checked into St. Mary's at 10 and got my IV in with only one try! Then we played the waiting game. They didn't get me back until 12:50. I went to the surgical theater (did you know that was the name of the room where they do surgery?) went onto the bed, strapped my arms down and then gave me anthestics through my IV. That is the last I remember until I was in recovery.

In recovery I complained a lot about the pain. I was given pain pills that helped some. I was planning to go home but then the nurse said my oxygen levels were too low and that I needed stay overnight. So I did, slept well and my oxygen levels got better and better. I was dismissed at around 11.

When we got home Bob had fixed us meal of chicken, brown rice and roasted butternut squash. It was so good and it was so easy to eat. Bob organized my meds and then we watched some Tv, this new show called Past Life. Decided to go to bed and after wiggling my way into a comfortable sleeping position... I crashed!

Today's goal is to manage the pain and rest. My post op appt is Monday!

Terri Steffes
Terri Steffes

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