26 April 2008

Update on Surgery

I’m alive and really sore! I made it home Thursday night about 6:00 pm. I had to stay a little longer at the hospital then planned since the general anesthetic made me really sick, which has happened with past surgeries I had. The anesthesiologist gave me some medicine through my IV before waking me up to help with the nausea and then I received more while in recovery. I still wasn’t feeling all that great when I made it home. Between walking and eating crackers I did get sick a few times. I haven’t gotten much sleep the last two nights. Its terrible trying to get comfortable, I usually sleep on my stomach or side and that isn’t working out too great. Thank goodness for pain medication!

After my surgery my doctor showed me my gallstones. One was a bit larger than a marble and the rest were raisin size. The recovery nurses were really surprised that I wasn’t in more pain before my surgery because of the amount I had. It was a bit comical watching the nurses pass my container of gallstones around for everyone to check out.

Thank you for all the comments and emails wishing me well, I really appreciate it. ~ Jovi

7 comments:

  1. Jovi~ I am so glad you are up and typing ;) I remember I was pretty much in bed for a couple days. We had a 2 story house and I simply did not want to try the stairs while on meds! I hope you feel much better in a jiffy!

    Shelley ~ photoctopper

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  2. Yay!!!! Take it slow Jovi! I'm happy you're doing fine,everyday will get better now!!
    Sending you big hugs!!!

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  3. Glad to hear you are at home resting now. Take care of yourself! :0)

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  4. Oh my goodness. I am so glad to hear that your surgery went well but so sorry to hear that your having a rough time right now. Just think, in another few days you will be feeling lots better.:)

    Hang in there. Good times ahead with better health and warmer weather.

    Mary

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  5. Wow!! you've had a quite a time. I'm glad you got through all this okay. Take Care!! I hope your up and at em' soon!!

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  6. Hey Jovi!! Glad to hear that you're doing fine now.

    You'll be sore for a little while yet. Well at least I was. I couldn't lift anything or work for about 3 weeks. Which at that time meant no money coming in.

    Take it easy and have fun stamping.

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  7. Jovi, sorry this msg didnt come sooner... but Im glad to hear that the surgery went well and that the pain associated with gall stones is gone.

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