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Surgery update

May 1st, 2010 at 07:51 pm

Well, surgery went well. I was fully awake for the procedure (local anesthesia) but I'm in a bit of pain. I'm on painkillers, antibiotics, and valium but I have mixed feelings about the painkillers. They kill my appetite and make me feel sick, hence I throw up.

The day of the surgery I threw up 3 times, I didn't take any yesterday but I was feeling the pain, so I took painkillers today and threw up again.

Aside from that I've been putting ice on the area a lot. Need to keep telling myself its going to look ugly for awhile. And this wasn't even cosmetic, it was to gain relief from the daily discomfort - but it would be nice to not look deformed once I'm done healing. Yet I'm sure once the swelling goes down I'll like the results.

So I'm healing, but functioning. Trying my best to take it easy but we had to take DS to his soccer game today. I'm walking a lot slower than usual but I'm getting around.

Kids don't really know what happened, just that I'm sore & I've told the older ones that when I had DD #1, something went wrong - the doctors never fixed it, so then with the other three kids it just made things worse.

None of this was cosmetic or elective, not when everyday tasks become an issue where you can't even where jeans without being in discomfort. Oh the things we go through as women to become mothers. Simply finding a qualified doc to do the procedure seemed to be an endeavor.

DH has been a gem making dinner & taking care of me. I really can't praise him enough. And none of this was for him, he kept telling me I was fine & he didn't understand why I needed the surgery. I love him but had to also remind him to take his ego down a notch, I'd never consider surgery for him... I love and respect who I am too much to do something to myself just for the sake of someone else.

Anyhow, in other news...

He took the van in on Friday cause the brakes were making funny noises. It was a good thing too because there was a recall on the van. They fixed it and it was all covered under warranty, now it stops as good as our '09 Civic.

We also mailed our computers to Gazelle.com today to get recycled & paid for the two laptops.

But I should get going, I really shouldn't be sitting too much and I feel light-headed if I'm up too much.

7 Responses to “Surgery update”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    I'm sure it day you will feel better!

  2. jillybean Says:

    I would suggest calling your Doctor about your reaction to the pain medicine. They very likely could call you in a prescription for something different. Not everyone reacts the same to all pain medicines. It may be worth a call to see. Best wishes for speedy recovery.

  3. Broken Arrow Says:

    I hope that the worst is over and you will recover swiftly.

  4. monkeymama Says:

    I was going to day, I'd just take some ibuprofen and see if that was enough. Calling the doctor is probably even better.

    Glad it went well!

  5. looking forward (sweetmama) Says:

    Good, sounds like the procedure went as expected. I totally agree with your comment on what we do and what we put our bodies thru to be mothers! I'm sure you'll heal quickly and be glad you did it.

  6. Ima saver Says:

    Hope you feel better real soon!

  7. Homebody Says:

    Hang in there and yes get different pain meds!

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