my adventure in the OR: a story in pictures!
i’m home!! huzzah! so happy! so happy to be in my own place with all my own stuff (and watching olympic rowing i smartly remembered to TIVO last night) and feeling much better than i expected to be!!!! so, for those of you who didn’t receive these tons of photos emailed to you every 5 seconds……
sadly, i drew my own smiley face! vicky, my pre-op nurse was too busy teasing me! but she has excellent IV skillz, i must say. i did indeed have an awake intubation. i won’t go on and on about the hows, whys and wherefores of all that, but apparently, i was cooperative and didn’t embarrass myself to crazily! my anesthesia team, michelle, crna and nicole, mda – rocked and took such great care of me!! i remember nothing! and, although i really really really thought that would make a cool youtube submission, no body wanted to tape it for me. go fig….
so, after i was asleep, my surgeon (LOVE!!) did this too me:
spent less than an hour in pacu, then went to my private room.. had lots of great nurses too.
what in gods name would i do without my ipod!!!!
my dear friend donna (aka ham hock) sent me beautiful roses… didn’t sleep to well. there is pain, but it is mixed up with all this muscle stiffness and just hard to maneuver your head around.. beautiful morning sunrise followed by slightly less beautiful breakfast offering..
lunch was equally appealing…
dr. joe came in @ 3, to check me out, was very pleased! feels i am stronger already, took off the tegaderm – here is my incision!
we went over dischage instructions. main concern – NOT DOING TOO MUCH TOO SOON!!! i hear you! i was cleared to shower and sprung from the big house!!
so here is the real me you all know and love! clean hair!!! hooray!!!
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