First, thank you so much for your emails and comments of warm wishes and speedy recoveries.
I actually didn't get taken into surgery until almost 3 PM on Thursday and due to pain, I didn't get out of the hospital until Saturday afternoon.
The great news? I came out of it alive and with all my bits. The bad news? Recovery sucks. No wait, it really sucks.
One of the staples just happened to pinch a nerve in a horrible way - causing the sensation of burning and ripping every time I made a few different moves. It was HORRIBLE. And we didn't get that figured out (what was causing the intense pain) until I got my staples removed on Monday morning.
My mom left yesterday morning - and while it was such a comfort to have her here, I felt okay about starting my own healing process at home.
The healing is slow. I'm in lots of pain some moments and others when I feel like nothing has ever happened.
A horrible coughing fit last night left me in many tears and has taken it's toll on me today...which is why this is going to be so short.
Just wanted you all to know that I'm thinking of you. I'm so blessed to have had a great surgeon and wonderful recovery nurses - both in the hospital and via Joe and my mom at home. I'm blessed to have your support and can't wait to catch up on your lives as soon as I can.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010