June 14, 2012 in Uncategorized
Fact: Because gallbladder removal is such a common, easy procedure these days, I had fully convinced myself that I would practically dance out of the hospital post-surgery, and continue life as normal.
Holy cow……I was seriously deluded. The tenderness around my incisions is on par with what I expected. This is a totally tolerable sensation for a woman that has had 2 c-sections.
However, I was not at all prepared for the lingering effects of the anesthesia, and the effects of the air that was pumped into my body to expand my stomach. These two factors combined has made for a rather unpleasant few days, but I’m on the mend now. The anesthesia is finally, fully, wearing off, and the air trapped in my body (which was pressing on nerve endings) is being reabsorbed by my body.
The past two days, I have been very acutely aware that there is nobody on the planet that would take care of me the way my husband has.
He has dressed me, cleaned me, brushed my hair, fed me, lifted me into and out of bed, fanned me, helped me walk, and pretty much taken care of every single need I have had. He did this with a smile on his face……..and he was usually smiling because he was cracking jokes about how I should be off my ass and cooking some dinner.
No way could I have a better person to care for me.
And my mom!!!! My potatoes have been staying at her house since Tuesday, and she couldn’t be happier to help. Bless her. I don’t know what I would have done without my hubs and my mums.
Lastly, if you or anyone you know ever has a surgery, the best post operative medicine you could ask for is a Cherry Berry Chiller from McDonalds. I’m on my fifth one. The large size. It’s juicy and icy and oh so wonderful.
While I was away from life in general, Caitlin had her baby. I was sad to log on to her blog today and discover that I had missed the big event. (I’m pretty sure this makes me a creepo stalker.)
And that is all.
If this post sounded a little rushed and weird, it’s because I’m on drugs. The computer screen kind of moves when I look at it, so I can’t be expected to form a fully coherent blog post.Tweet