Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Post Surgery

It has been a week since I had what had been discussed as  "minor" surgery with assurances that after a morning surgery and an overnight hospital stay I would likely be up and about.

Today is exactly one week post surgery. I am just now beginning to get past my zombie state. The hour drive home from the hospital was a clue that I was not likely to be up and about as quickly as I had anticipated. 

When I partially surfaced from a drugged sleep upon our arrival home, Hubby was faced with a wife with the strength of a cooked spaghetti noodle. I do recall him getting me into my transporter and into our house then into bed.

I am finally mostly off of pain pills. I am back to using my rollater to walk a little more each day. And my trusty iPhone has recorded my mileage from 0.11 mile Thursday to today's count of one mile.

Hubby has been a wonderful caregiver, helping me meet personal needs, safely move about a bit and tempting my mostly nonexistent appetite.

And finally the brain fog has mostly lifted! 

I'm thinking my surgeon had rarely, if ever, operated on a patient with disabilities from stroke similar to mine. But through it all, every individual we encountered was great--helpful, friendly, caring. That held true whether they were medical or clerical or the guy who pushed me in the wheelchair out to our vehicle.

And before I went into surgery, my surgeon asked if he could pray. Of course I said yes. I had already been praying for him, his team, Hubby and me.

That was a welcomed first for me. I would love to know if others have had that experience with a doctor!



  1. Goodness, sounds like you had a much rougher time than was expected! I am so am glad you are better now!

  2. We never know what a surgery will do because each of us are so very different. I am happy to hear you are better and able to let us know here on your blog...

  3. I'm so glad to read this update..glad the brain fog is lifting and you are getting back to your "old self". How wonderful to have a doctor pray for you. I have never had that, but our younger son is a RN and while he was working for 7 years on the Oncology floor he would often pray with the patients if they were agreeable or requested it. We need more like them .
    Keep getting stronger I am thankful you have such a caring, wonderful Hubby.

  4. Sounds like you were in good hands with a doctor like that. You are blessed to have your hubby around to care for you on a daily basis.

  5. How wonderful to have a praying doctor.
    Hope you feel much better soon.

  6. How wonderful to have a doctor pray for/with you. I never have had that.
    Sorry the surgery turned out to be more of an ordeal than anticipated, but I'm guessing you're back to normal by now? Hope so.

  7. How wonderful for your dr. to pray. I don't know if my brother's dr. prayed for him but he calls my brother God's miracle.