Tales From the Couch Part 1

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.

My Olympic watching friends

Get well flowers

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2 Responses to Tales From the Couch Part 1

  1. Abby says:

    So glad it went well and you’re in full recovery mode!

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