Monday, January 16, 2012

In which a hospital visit leads to surgery

I'm currently at the hospital. *whispers* I'm sure they think I'm sleeping. Or at least think I should be. Afterall it is 3 in the morning.

Earlier yesterday morning at 6 am I came to the hospital in severe pain once again for my incepit gallbladder!! Second time in a week. It started at 4 but I was hoping the meds they prescribed would slow it down, since I had the surgery scheduled for Tuesday morning.

No such luck my body tells me. I was poked w needles 5 times to get an IV started. The 5th time they had to use a pediatric needle. Then they came in to draw blood bc they couldn't get it the first 5 times. Geez. So I got poked two more times but was able to produce enough.

After a few hours I was admitted & scheduled to have my gallbladder taken out. I was a little freaked, by the surgery that is. Everyone was so nice but I still had run away tears. I wasn't crying but I wanted to, hence a few tears escaping.

They rolled me into the surgical room. It was bright and cold. The surgical nurse broke a piece off the rolling bed, which was funny. I had to shift from the warm bed to a very cold table. They hooked me up to stuff and laid warm blankets on me to stop my teeth from chattering away. They asked me to relax and next thing I know... Wallah! I'm coming out of sleep. Asking all kinds of questions like "did I do ok?" whatever that means, of course I didn't move & apparently I was still alive. Either way the chatter kept up bc I wanted to keep myself awake since I could only flutter my eyes open for a second to know I was in, yet another room.

Long story, but here I am resting in my room sipping on cranberry juice watching the clock tick by tell I can ask for another pain pill. I've been taking the lowest does spread apart as far as I can muster. I personally don't believe in putting so many chemicals in my body.

I leave you & me w some pictures of my day.

1.) My second IV ever. But it's in. Even if it's with a tiny child size needle. No shame in that.
2.) Mad Scientist shortly after check in.
3.) The horrid frankstein thumb print left on me from the blood drawn three days prior to this visit during my first ER visit for this problem.

{iPhone4 post from the hospital}

13 comments:

  1. I hope you have a speedy recovery

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    1. Thank you so much! It was a bit rough when I came home. Single mother of three boys who want to know all that happened was a bit disappointed with the lack of story to offer from the surgery room or surgery. They were very good at helping me out but they would forget and bump my tummy every so often.

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    1. Thanks so much! I'm working on my recovery now.

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  3. Oh Hunny bun!!!!! I'm so sorry! I was all prepped for my cheer leading text today to try and make you feel better about tomorrow's surgery, but it appears I'm a day late! I'm so sorry and I wish I was there to make you laugh and give you a hug! You look so miserable and your lack of pain meds means you need a DISTRACTION! I hope someone is there attempting as much! I heart you and hope you feel better soon. I'm attempting peanut butter, brownie, chocolate cookies in your honor! LOL! *HUGGLES*

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    1. It must of been for the better!

      One aunt hauled me into the ER. She had to leave to go to work once I was emitted. My grandma and aunt came right before I was prepped for surgery & left shortly after I was back in my room with no complications or problems from coming out of anesthesia. Then everyone split up the boys and left me alone to rest for the whole evening and night. It was sort of nice to not have to try to stay awake to visit with everyone. I hope those cookies turned out! Nom!

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  4. Oh sweetie I'm so sorry!
    I hope you mend soon.
    *hugs*

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    1. Yesterday, was a full week of mending. I should be back to my old nonstop busy self soon. & back to reading at a normal pace. I curse the meds for knocking me out too quickly sometimes! ;) I did manage to get a mini review post of which I'm rather proud of. *chuckles* Next I'll be doing full reviews again!

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  5. Glad to hear surgery went well. --Speedy recovery.

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm working on the recovery part. I don't think a single mother knows how to take it slow and easy. LOL!

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  6. Oh no, I hope you feel better soon. Also, in the hospital it seems like you don't get a bit of sleep because those nurses always have to check or stick you.

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    1. They were in for there rounds often. Blood pressure cuff, poking at my belly, checking my temp, & making sure my incisions were not producing anything foul. But luckily no more needles!

      No worries I put them to work getting me chicken broth, ice cream and my favorite, cranberry juice!!

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