Wednesday, March 10, 2010

On the Flip Side

Surgery is over and recuperation is trucking right along. The first few days were horrible, but they're finished. Today is the first day I've been home without Andrew, and I'm restless and bored. I take that as a very good sign.

Random bits:
  • HGTV is a powerful thing. I found myself caring whether or not this couple got their basement ready to rent out and how families staged their home.
  • The paperwork for gallbladder surgery makes a casual mention of "heaviness in the chest and shoulder pain" that might arise from all the carbon dioxide gas they stick inside you to puff you up so they can muddle about inside your abdomen. In my case, at least, this translated to excruciating pain in my right shoulder that was far worse than any pain from the incisions. It lasted for days. I am worried about my chi. Apparently things don't move around my body very quickly.
  • When planning all the fun entertainment I could enjoy while off from work, I neglected to take into account that I would feel so rough that much of the time would be spent lying in bed staring at the wall. Unfortunate.
  • Spring came while I've been inside. It's beautiful outside today.

Thanks for the positive thoughts. It's good to be nearing normalcy again.


  1. Yay! I've been pondering the whole "to call or not to call" thing. I'm glad you're getting over the worst of the recovery.

    And not to get too far ahead of the game, but I can't wait until we can run again. :)

  2. OMG--I am so glad you are okay! I am just getting updates here today, I had no idea. Ugh, I know the "staring at the wall" thingy too well. I had no idea they "pumped" air in to get to that--ewww. I hope you feel a lot better soon! I am sending positive thoughts!

  3. Glad you are feeling better!

  4. Ouchie, the carbon dioxide procedure sounds most unpleasant! But does it make you feel any better to know that your suffering means interesting and humorous blogging material? You always have a way with words that usually results in me laughing out loud =) Glad you are feeling better.