June 21, 2008

My surgery went well

After two babies, I ended up with an umbilical hernia. Fun. So my doctors thought it would be wise for me to have it repaired pretty quickly to prevent some of my internal organs (ie. intestines) from coming through. Gross, I know.

Ricky took off work and a good friend of mine, Kristin, came up to watch the boys for the day. It was outpatient surgery, but I was being put under so I had to have someone drive me there and back. It was all very quick and pretty painless. We arrived at the Surgery Center at 11:30 for registration, surgery was scheduled for 1:30. I was out of surgery somewhere around 2:30, spent about an hour in recovery and that was it! We stopped by the pharmacy to fill my Rx and headed home.

I think the hardest part of it all was the anticipation of it. I had myself all in a tizzy thinking about the possibility of not waking up from the anesthesia. I have had surgery once before, but that was before marriage and before kids. I had so much more on the line this time - and the mere thought of not waking up and seeing my family made me very nervous. Thankfully, I woke up. In fact, the nurses all said I was quite alert and talkative pretty quickly.

I'm still in a little pain - the second day is usually harder just because the really good stuff they give you in the hospital has worn off. But Ricky is doing great with the kids and is not letting me do too much at all. They told me I am not to lift anything more than 20 pounds for atleast 5 weeks. That means no holding Ethan. :( When Ricky goes back to work on Monday, I'm not quite sure how I'm going to get him in and out of his highchair or his crib. I'll figure something out I'm sure.

Anwyay - just wanted to let you all know that it went well.






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