All is well.

So, first of all,

thank you
thank you
thank you

for all of the comments, emails, prayers, and general good vibes sent my way.  A speedy recovery it's been, and I am so grateful.

Homemade cookies from a friend also help. :)

Gatorade.  Goldfish.  Prescription drugs.  Breakfast of champions.

Enough carry out.  Time for mama to get to the grocery store.

Housework got a few days off, too.

And here are a few non-medically and non-scary deets, for anyone ever finding themselves in the same situation as me.  When I told everyone what I was having done, friends, both in real life and bloggy, came out of the woodwork to share support and talk me off a ledge.  I'll do the same and hopefully ease someone else's fears. :)

Tuesday morning, I had my gallbladder taken out lapriscopically.

Got to the hospital at 6 am, had my IV placed (by an awesome nurse that claims she's the "Vein Whisperer"...and I agree!!)
Went into surgery by 7:30 am.
In recovery around 11ish.  Not feeling too bad, just "out of it."
Pumped and dumped on account of the anesthesia.
Ate some crackers, took a pain killer and was on my way home.
Got home and napped with Sister for the entire afternoon.
Woke up with a metally taste in my mouth from the anesthesia, but feeling almost normal.
Ate a normal dinner of pork chops, applesauce and green beans and felt great.
Took another pain killer, went to bed and slept til morning.
Woke up a tiny bit sore, like I did a killer ab workout, but no pain at all.

And that was it.  Really.  The recovery (and surgery for that matter) was so easy, I'm still surprised about it.  I'm a girl so afraid of all things needle-y and doctory-y that I almost considered giving birth without epidurals just to avoid it.  Big. Chicken.

I lifted the baby.  I vacuumed.  I drove.  NBD.

If you're in the same spot and need the surgery, just do it.  Get it over with.  Everyone promised me it wouldn't be that big deal, and it really wasn't.  :)

Enjoy the rest of your weekend, friends!


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  1. So glad you're feeling sunshiney again!!

  2. Glad you´re better and the pics are great! :-)

  3. Oh this makes me feel so much better! I just found out (the hard way) last week that I have gallstones. My doctor was telling me that the best and only sure fire way to get rid of it, is getting it removed. I just had Jane 2 and a half months ago, so surgery is not something I am looking forward to. Thanks for sharing!

  4. great to hear your on the mend! I had mine out whilst I was 15 weeks pregnate! That's how bad it was, all went well and my baby is nearly 4 ... Amazing what Dr's can do. Haven't looked back.

  5. Glad you are feeling better!
    The pictures are great, pretty trees!

  6. So so glad you are through with flying colors! Now on to more fun stuff. :)

  7. So happy to hear you are feeling on the up and up. Take it easy and rest up. Sending you lots of well wishes :)

  8. So glad you have had a rapid recovery. Mine was a little slower than I expected. My main advice be careful lifting things so as not to strain anything. You are a trooper, I think I was a wimp. Have a blessed week. Jackie

  9. Glad you are feeling better! IVs are the worst, so I am glad you got a good nurse to do it. :)

  10. Oh, Cheryl! I'm so glad you're feeling well and recovered quickly. What an ordeal. Sending good vibes your way :)

  11. Is it really no big deal? Exactly 1 week after giving birth to my 2nd child I had a pain in the ass gallbladder attack. I was out for about a week recovering from pain because apparently it was also infected. I couldn't sleep, eat, stand or sit. The doc recommended that once the infection and swelling went down, I would need to have my gallbladder removed.... it's now been 10 months since the attack... and I still have my gallbladder! I keep talking myself out of having it done. I'm terrified of "going under the knife". ACK! Thank god I haven't had another attack since, but maybe a second one will push me to FINALLY get it removed? How long did they say your recovery time would be?

    PS: I came across your blog through Babble's Top 50! Congrats!


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