Sunday, August 30, 2009

Made it!

Surgery was a success and I'm finally home. I had a really rought time in recovery - the pain was unbelievable and feeling subhuman for the last two weeks has been hard, but since I can finally type for a few minutes I think I'm on the road to recovery. Mostly my day consists of waiting for rounds of pills to stave off pain whilst trying to force my slow and uncooperative body around in the walker. I haven't washed my hair in any real way since Aug. 16th so I feel like an orc or something. Tomorrow I maybe be able to sit in a shower chair and get a limited shower and actually shampoo my hair so I'll feel way better then. My dream is to get into a deep bath full of bubbles and soothe my pains away, but that is about a month off I think.

I'm ETERNALLY grateful to my family for taking care of me - I never ever would have made it without them. My docs were great and my nurses were a rather mixed bag, but enough good ones to make me grateful to them, too. Physio therapists are by definition tought gym teachers and mostly I'm happy with them, but the occupational therapist seemeed intent on treating me like my surgery was brain surgery or something and after awhile of being treated like an idiot and being in a lot of pain and repeating myself I got a little short with her so I'm quite glad to see the back of her. All in all, though, not a bad experience. Still, my GREATEST piece of advice for a stay at the hospital is have someone with you at all times that questions what's going on and if the right med/therapy/appt./etc. is going on because the hospital is just FULL of mistakes and you could be harmed without an advocate fighting at your side constantly.

That's all I can stand to type for now before I crash and fall asleep again. Thanks to All you great bloggers and friends out there for your kind wishes. I hope to be blogging fun crafty/artsy stuff again very soon. Happy Sunday!!!

5 comments:

Stephanie said...

I'm soooo glad that things went well. Congrats on being back at home. Keep up the positive attitude! I hope you get that bath sooner rather than later. bubble baths are the best! I love you!

Heidi said...

Oh thank goodness you made it through! I know what you mean about nurses and docs. Five weeks in the hospital was an eternity for me! Nothing can compare to being at home again and soaking in your own tub. I hope this next month flies by for you and that you get better and stronger each day!

Hope Ellington said...

I am so happy to hear you are home. That in itself can make one feel better. I pray you can really wash your hair soon. Good luck with the recovery...you are in my prayers.
Blessings~Hope

Julie Bouésso said...

Glad you're back home & recovering! :-) There are "dry" shampoos out there in case you are not able to shower as soon as you hope. Just google it & I am sure you could order online as well. All the best for your recovery! PS. I agree about the advice. You need an advocate on your side to protect & speak for you in your best interest! Cheers, Julie

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