Friday, August 15, 2008

I'm back!

Yes, less then 48 hours and I'm home. The doctor was about ready to fall over when he came into the room today at 9 and I was in regular clothes, showered and waiting. Couldn't believe that the last time I took any medication was 8 pm last night and that was just Aleve. Personally I prefer ibuprofen---which is what I told him. Again, almost fell over when I said I don't need narcotics. What the heck for? I won't use them. It's mostly gas pain. Yes, there is incisional pain, but narcotics won't help that!
Yet again, apparently I'm one for the medical books. A big old mess inside and with 4 hours I had the catheter out and walking. I also peed within 4 hours of the catheter being out. That thing is miserable! I do have more sympathy for my patients in regards to that. I was told yesterday that eventually the ovaries might have to come out--but with what I've lived with so far--maybe not! I am certainly hoping I make it to menopause with my ovaries. Lord, I'm cranky enough. I was lucky enough to be such a big mess inside that I had TWO surgeons working on me, not just one. I also informed that it was the worst case he had ever seen in his 20 years of medical practice and he does ALOT of hyterectomies. great--just the distinction I want.
Anyways, I'm home. I took a nap. Have a big bloated tummy. Walking sort of upright. I hope this passes soon. My MIL, FIL, mother, husband , manager, sisters, and friend Kelly have all informed me to rest and slow down(!!!!). I'll try but I don't know if there is a downshift on this thing. My mom also isn't sure I'll be able to handle the kids by myself next week. Humm, we'll see. I still can't drive. I lost alot of blood during surgery, hemoglobin is down to 9, so I might have to rest--yeah maybe for a day!

3 comments:

Lisa said...

JP, I love you and I'm glad you're feeling so great but you need to slow down! It is better to take it easy now than suffer for it later. My prescription: Have Ted go get you a season of Buffy (rent it if you want), park your ass on the couch and GET SOME REST!

Hilary Marquis said...

Glad to hear you're doing so well! I remember that "just been hit by a truck" feeling...not looking forward to it again. I agree with Lisa 100%, go park it on the couch!!! Ted, she needs cheesecake, lots of it! (That will help right?)

P.S. I taught my boys to clean the bathroom last week ;) Their aim seems to be improving...

Stef Wasson said...

Glad you're home! Add me to the list of people telling you to take it easy. Get better and we'll go out for magaritas next month sometime!