Hello out there! Miss me? I am just beginning my road to recovery after a very successful surgery. I don’t remember much of what happened. After a lot of hurry up and wait, I was finally brought back to the operating room. I don’t remember going under at all, and I don’t remember much about waking up. Just the doctor telling me it went well and it wasn’t cancer and the overwhelming feeling I needed to throw up (I have no idea whether or not if I did).
I finally started really coming out of it in the recovery room. My mouth was so dry and the nurse gave me a sponge soaked in ice water. I was wheeled up to my room which ended up being such a fantastic room. I had a view of Lake Washington, and when I say view, I really mean a glimpse. But as the sun set and rose and the sky turned pinkish, I was very thankful for the view. And then the Blue Angels flew by and I was so happy to see them.
I was also thankful for the fantastic doctors, nurses, and PCTs that took care of me. Even the one who made me stand up when I didn’t think I would ever move again. But I went from standing up to walking with assistance to walking on my own. I was released on Friday. And this morning I went for a walk around my front yard!
From what I’ve been eating (jello, popsicles), you’d think I’d had my tonsils out! But no, I still have my tonsils and my appendix (which was at one point scheduled to come out). What I no longer have is the honeydew sized mass. And it was not cancerous! Hallelujah!
Each day I feel a little bit better. Thanks for all the well wishes and prayers! I know they helped. And will continue to help as I continue along the recovery road.