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!

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4 comments:

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

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  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...

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  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.
    Sue

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  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.

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