I write to you from Post Surgery Land, which is filled with wonders & delights, and a smidge of surgical site pain. Thanks so much for all your well wishes! It feels rather miraculous to be here on the other side of that door!
Sunday, August 20th
Packing for the hospital. Which, except for the blanket & Mavis the Penguin Pillow, was a waste of time. When I was released, I just put on the clothes I wore down there, and I did not apply even one cosmetic. Mavis makes an excellent iPad lap desk.
Monday, August 21st
4:30 a.m. bathroom selfie. I still can’t believe we locked ourselves out of the house. I am thankful that a) we had left the car unlocked, so I could sit down; b) that I got enough of a cell phone signal to call my dad and the hospital; c) that my father answered the phone on the first ring and broke a few traffic laws bringing us the spare key to the house so we could get the car key; and d) that the hospital wasn’t fazed that I was 20 minutes late & in fact everyone we met said, “oh, you’re the one who got locked out of the house?” They seemed amused.
After I was out of surgery and settled down, Dr. M went home to catch up on his sleep. But before he did that, he took pictures of this lovely butterfly!
I had a lot of company, but by game time I was alone and working a jigsaw puzzle on my iPad. Well, alone, except for the nurses who kept having to do things to me. I ended up sitting in my chair for about four hours. I slept very well that night (except for the aforementioned nurse meddling).
Tuesday, August 22nd
I got sprung today! Thanks to Daddy & Sue who came by to help carry all my stuff to the car.
Here is some of my loot, and doesn’t include a picture of this ginormous fruit & candy basket that Daddy & Sue brought me.
Wednesday, August 23rd
Heather says, “If you touch my impatiens, I will cut you!”
Thursday, August 24th
We have so enjoyed having the morning glories right outside the living room window.
Friday, August 25th
Pretty little lady.
I sleep with this contraption between my legs to make sure I don’t accidentally roll over or cross my legs. But my foot was itching, so I decided to try to use the grabber they gave me in the hospital to take care of the problem. Not pictured: me giggling & trying to kick Dr. M when he came in to scratch my foot for me.
Saturday, August 26th
I’ve been sleeping a lot, as you might imagine. What’s hilarious about this not terribly flattering picture is that shortly after he took it, Dr. M was snoring to beat the band. Ha! We’re down to one turtle cookie. We were able to give some away, but we’ve each eaten a couple of them ourselves. They’re huge!
I have one more week off before I head back to work. And I thought I’d be eager to hop back into the fray. But, you know I’m kind of getting used to this layabout lifestyle. That will probably change once I stop taking pain meds though. As well it should.