12 hours post op

Sorry if this post is a mess.  I’m having a heck of a time typing with 1 finger on my iPad while trying not to lift my head from the pillow.

It’s 4:20 am and I’m wide awake since the nurse just had me out of bed and standing for the first time since the surgery.

Everthing seems to have gone well. Maureen was great and drove me to the hospital and stayed with me as long as they would let her until wheeling me back for surgery.  Talking to her kept my mind off what lied ahead.

When I woke up after the long procedure, Ray and Chantel were both here.  I was having a hard time staying awake, but it was comforting just having them in my room.  Ray eventually left to go home and take care of the animals. Chantel stuck around and watched TV with me.  I was starving since it had been 24 hours since I had eaten, so what did we do? Called Dominos of course!  Pizza tasted so good and really hit the spot.  I eventually dozed off so Chantel left – so sweet of her to spend so much time here.  I think Chantel will be back today and Michelle and Nicole both said they would visit today, but I had asked if they could wait until tomorrow because I really didn’t want a lot of visitors while I was so groggy.

The pain is bad but tolerable thanks to the pain pump.  I’ll post more about the ordeal later.  Just so relived to have the surgery over.  I’ll probably  be in the hospital a total of 5 days.

Guess I’ll try to get some more sleep.

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