Surgery went well this morning and I’m home resting now. We were there bright and early (and I do mean early, we left the house at 4:30!), I think I only slept two hours the night before. My anxiety really set in and I just couldn’t rest. Oh well, at least it meant there’s wasn’t much chance of sleeping through my alarm… yep, always look for the bright side of things 🙂
I was a nervous wreck by the time we got there, I honestly can’t say why this one freaked me out so bad but it really got to me. Sitting in the waiting room for awhile didn’t help and made things worse but once called back the nurses really helped calm me down. Seriously, I had the most wonderful nurses and team today! The two that took me back and got me ready were so wonderful and helped me feel better, the guys that came in to talk to me about the anesthesia were awesome and answered my questions and didn’t look at me funny when I explained my nervousness. Really everyone was wonderful. They did give me something to help with my anxiety attack and my doctor came in to talk to me and hubby real quick before the surgery then I was quickly wheeled back.
I had a picture of Abby with me, it was comforting to me see her sweet little face and everyone was so sweet they let me hold on to it right up until it was time to really prep for surgery. I remember tucking the picture into my gown pocket as I moved from the bed to the table but then I thought I took it back out. Needless to say it wasn’t in my hand when I woke but was neatly tucked away in my pocket.
It didn’t really take too long, it wasn’t long before I was waking up in recovery. The nurse there was super sweet and asked about the pain, gave me a bit for pain and an extra warm blanket. I think what was worse than the pain at that time was my desperate need to pee! lol yes just had surgery and all I could think about was how much I need to go to the bathroom 🙂 She told me I could go once we got the pain under control and wheeled me back to the other room. It really didn’t take long for the pain to start getting better and off we went. I got my potty break, got some water, got to sit up in a comfy chair and finally got to see hubby again. I was insanely cold so I got lots of extra blankets but other than that I wasn’t feeling too bad. My awesome nurse from earlier was back to go over my medicine and care instructions and to get me all ready to go home. Hubby even surprised me with a sweet new friend:
Isn’t he cute?! Hubby knew it would make me smile and it definitely did, also made me laugh knowing that once Abby found him she would claim my cute little monkey as her own LOL so sweet of hubby to think of me and want to make me smile 🙂 especially considering yesterday was Valentine’s Day and he had just gotten me flowers. He’s a keeper! (oh and my monkey’s name is Romeo… too cute!)
A quick visit from my doctor and it was time to go home. I couldn’t wait to see my little sweetheart and get a hug! The ride home wasn’t too bad and I pretty much crashed once I managed to get a little soup. Now here it is almost 2am and I’m just wishing I could get comfortable. All the medicine from the hospital has obviously worn off and I’m in quite a bit of pain now! I do have some pain medicine but it didn’t help much, I tried going to sleep but I couldn’t get comfortable for anything. No matter how I laid in bed it hurt. My incision is near the top of my rib cage slightly under my left breast… a location that makes trying to lay down for sleep pretty impossible now. I gave up and came in here to sit on the couch, ever so thankful now we got this swapped out our couch and love seat for this sectional! It has a huge rounded corner area and that’s where I’m able to sit comfortably right now. I’m waiting for my time frame to be up to take my next round of medicine then hopefully figure out how to get some rest. I have a feeling the sectional just might become my bed tonight if I can’t figure out how to lay down comfortably.
The next couple of days are going to be a little rough but I’m so glad to have gotten the problem removed and no longer have that pain to deal with. This pain now will be short lived and soon will be gone and I can get back to enjoying things again. Dealing with that constant pain was making me miserable, it caused problems with just every day things and made me dread having to do things like run errands or even get out to do things with my family. As nervous as I was, it was the right decision and so glad the surgery went so well and I had such an amazing nursing staff and wonderful doctor! And thank you to everyone that has emailed, commented, sent cards and well wishes, thoughts and prayers, it has all meant so much to me!