Friday, February 6, 2009

Recovering from surgery

I've spent the last week recovering from surgery and haven't felt much like there really hasn't been a lot to blog about. My hysterectomy was a week ago yesterday. I only spent one night at the hospital, but it was a LOOOOOONG night. I was awake every 15-30 minutes pushing that morphine button, a machine would beep to wake me up when I wasn't breathing deeply enough, beeping when the IV bag was empty, and of course the nurse coming in to take care of me and watch my temp which went up during the night. I was pretty miserable, but starting at 6:30 in the morning they started disconnecting things, getting me up some, because I only had a few hours before I had to leave...thanks to my insurance company deciding when I should be out.
All in all, it went very well. I've had pain, but probably the worst thing I've endured this week is reactions to my meds. I thought I'd figured out which pain med was the problem, switched to the other one, had another reaction, so then I went just to just taking Tylenol. That only left one other type of prescription and last night I had a terrible reaction, so that had to be the cause. The doc prescribed two new meds today so we'll see if that takes care of it.
Kristen has been incredibly sweet to me. My parents are here taking care of us since I can't drive for another week, and the other day she told them they couldn't both be gone at of them could take her where she needed to go and the other one had to stay home with me. Before I went into the hospital she asked me if I would have room service :) When she visited me at the hospital she looked pretty scared seeing all the tubes hooked to me. She was really glad to have me home.
I honestly have had a good week...compared to what our precious friend Abby is enduring. Please keep Abby and her family in your prayers, as she is in the hospital again having serious complications. Please leave Abby and her family a comment on their blog at


Doreen said...

Hugs Phyllis....Sorry you had to have surgery and the pain meds are not working, but I hope you are getting stronger and better every day!! doreen

Bethany G. said...

I enjoy following your blog! My DH and I are going to be adopting soon. Just wanted to let you know I'll be praying that you have a speedy recovery!

Leslie said...

Praying for you!!!! Love the pics of the girls in your last post! Precious!