Sunday, March 25, 2012

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!

xoxo

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12 comments:

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

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

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  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!

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  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.

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

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

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  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 :)

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  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

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

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

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  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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