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November 01, 2006


I finally got to leave the hospital at around 8:30 last night. The surgery went well with no complications. I would say the worst part was waiting for 2 hours on an uncomfortable stretcher before I got to go in.

But let me tell you this. I have never encountered such nice nurses, doctors and helpers in my life. I got all the nurses names and intend to write a letter to the hospital. Each was sincere, caring and made sure I was comfortable the whole time.

My biggest concern for recovery was nausea. I was scared of lying in bed nauseous as that is one of my weaknesses. I haven't been nauseous once, only took the nausea medicine once. No problems there. I've been able to eat with no problems (soup, cereal, noodles).

The only pain is the pain around my belly button. The muscle there hurts so I'm still walking around like a hunchback. It's hard to get comfortable to sleep as I like to sleep on my side. But with good old Percocet, I can fall asleep sitting up.

The doctor called and said after I heal I should feel a lot better. He said the gallbladder was chronically inflamed, which made it easy to find and remove.

My stepmom figured out how to use my camera phone unfortunately. She got a few unflattering pictures of me...bad hair, glasses, no make up, and so forth. Not sharing those, but I'll put the others below in the extended entry. You have been warned if you are slightly squeamish.

Oh, and thank you all for the kinds comments, emails, text messages and phone calls. Oh, and inappropriate packages ;-) They certainly put a big smile on my face, or is that the drugs?


I may not like needles, but this thing was my friend. The gateway to my drugs.


I can be a rapper now right? My four bullet wounds...

Posted by Sissy at November 1, 2006 01:20 PM | TrackBack

It is good to hear it went well....

Posted by: Amy at November 1, 2006 07:21 PM

We'll have to compare gunshot wounds. Mine all line up. I've got frickin' Orion's belt on my stomach.

And I said for three days... Drugs are my friend. ;-) Take it easy and I'm glad it went well!

Posted by: Bou at November 1, 2006 09:15 PM

I'm so glad it went well! I meant to get over here yesterday... but as they say the road to hell is paved with good intentions. heh. Enjoy the drugs - all they ever do for me is make me sleep. LOL. Which I guess is a good thing.

Posted by: Teresa at November 1, 2006 10:57 PM

Hope you're feeling better!!

Posted by: pam at November 2, 2006 03:14 PM

Feel better soon! vw bug

Posted by: at November 3, 2006 09:08 AM