Thank you all so much for your well wishes yesterday. It really means a lot. I am still feeling great! I refuse to take vicodin so I have been going off of motrin, tylenol, and ibprophen. It’s been working great.
The part that I was not looking forward to the day of the surgery was not being able to eat all day. Having the surgery at 1:45pm meant no food after midnight. You better believe I was eating up until the very last minute. I also drank some coffee because I wanted to stay up as late as possible so that I could sleep in as late as possible. Well, no surprise, coffee did nothing for me once again. I was feeling the need to crash 30 minutes later. I ended up falling asleep at 1:30am and set my alarm for 11:30am, hoping that I would be able to sleep in. Well it worked! I was awoken at 11:30 to the sound of my alarm.
We left at 12:00pm and headed to the outpatient surgery center. I never felt hungry, just super super thirsty. But sadly, liquids were off limits too. I checked in at 12:30pm and was in a hospital gown at 1pm.
After waiting around, being asked a million questions and told tons of information, it was time to go into surgery at 1:45pm. I wasn’t too nervous. The worst was over with in my mind: the IV. Blahh. I hate needles. But luckily, the nurse was amazing and I didn’t even know he was doing it.
45 minutes later and I was awake in the recovery room. I remember telling the nurse how easy that was. Then I looked over at the other nurse and thanked her for helping me. Because, you know, you’re never too out of it to be polite.
I feel like I look better after than before. Ehhh it was probably the hairnet. They’re so hawt.
After a little, I got some water. Sweet heavens that stuff was amazing.
I was feeling amazing. I got dressed by myself, walked around, and was having full on conversations. Then I got into a wheelchair (mandatory) and was wheeled down to the car.
My hunger was roaring. It was 4pm and I hadn’t eaten all day. I told my mom, “Get me some fro yo. Stat.” Just kidding. I said please, of course.
I was starving for the rest of the day so I switched off between the couch and the kitchen. I watched lots of TV and spent lots of time on Pinterest. And I watched Jersey Shore of course 😉 (By the way, poor Vinny!)
For the next few days, I need to wear this and keep my arm elevated at all times.
Then after a few days, I can change this out for a less bulky splint. And thennn in 10 days I can get the stitches removed. But no heavy lifting until then. Booo.
I felt really good today so I went to the taping of The Doctors! But I’ll talk about that more in another post.
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Have you ever had surgery before? I have had it twice before this. Once to reset my arm after breaking it and once to remove a tumor from my left leg.