Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Surgery Is Over!!

Well, I'm back home and 'recovering' after surgery yesterday. It would appear Dr. Sunshine was indeed putting a sunny spin on everything--he told me 45 minutes, but it actually went an hour and a half.

I'm on complete bedrest for 3 days and then no weight on my ankle until my second surgery in 6-8 weeks, when I have the large screw removed from my leg bones.

Apparently the doctor was extremely pleased with how the surgery went. I cried like a baby when they put the IV in my arm, but other than that, I was extremely brave.

The meds they give you for anasthesia are awesome--they put them in the IV, wheeled me down to the OR, I managed to wiggle my way onto the operating table and next thing I knew, I was surrounded by my family in the recovery room!

I was pretty out of it all night--the nurses finally kicked me out of the recovery room by dressing me and sending me off with my family. I got most of the way upstairs and then finally just told my dad to hoist me into the wheelchair at the top of the stairs, which he did with a certain amount of gusto.

I'm in a LOT of pain this morning, but I know it's the start of a great recovery!! Hope to talk to everyone soon.

1 pearl(s) of wisdom:

nettiemac said...

Anasthesia is great, isn't it? I'm also here to say that a stay in the hospital will change your entire outlook on narcotics! :D

Seriously, though, I am glad you are on the mend!!!! Hang in there!