I’m headed home from the hospital in a few minutes. The surgery went great, and I am flying through recovery. I had a couple days of nausea at the beginning. Those days were rough. Turns out I don’t tolerate pain meds very well. But now I get an anti-nausea medicine every time I take a pain pill, and that seems to have done the trick in making me feel good enough to eat, drink and walk around the hospital. A huge thank you for all your prayers, the rides and meals my family has enjoyed, and the love you’ve given to all of us. It all has been amazing.
My doctors were such and incredible team. Dr. Barber, Dr. Boutros, Dr. Ma and Dr. Webb worked together carefully and thoughtfully to make sure every detail was accounted for. More importantly, each docter was extremely personal, caring and loving to me and my family. I can’t express what a difference that makes! Piedmont Hospital gave me stellar care. Their nursing staff are so gentle and kind.
A huge shout out to dear friend Lisa Landry who is an oncology nurse. She took the first night shift which I’m pretty sure is the worst shift ever because I was so nauseated that first day. She was instrumental in identifying I wasn’t doing well on pain meds.. And needed more anti-nausea meds and Xanax as well. I just couldn’t turn my brain off.
Hubby Jay has been with me almost the entire time. I think I’ve used up all my foot rubs and back scratch coupons for the next 20 years. He was tireless and oh so loving.
Mom and Dad have truly babied me, spoonfeeding me jello and brushing my hair. I’ve gotten to hear lots of stories on what I was like when I was a baby. Pretty neat!
Sister Hayley has arrived and is in full nurse mode. She’s competent and funny as hell. I know these next two weeks will go swimmingly now that she’s here.
Sofi came to visit and showered me in love and compliments: “you look beautiful, Mom.” She updated me on all the Halloween excitement I missed!
This was my Halloween costume for 2015, compliments of
My cousin Suzie Ditto and Kolb clan. Wish I could have trick-or-treated in it. Instead, I got to freak out the nurses and make them laugh.
I’m so glad to be on the other side of this surgery. Will keep you updated as things go.