Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Recovery is Slow, but Steady

Hope you all are doing well. I am doing decent, but could always be better. Recovery is slow, but is moving along which is nice. I was able to finally able to take my shower last night. Shawn helped me with a sponge bath the day I came home, but last night I was actually able to get into the shower last night and really take a shower. You take alot of things for granted like washing your hair, shaving your armpits and just being clean. I mean really being clean and there is nothing better then smelling good. Oh, I never knew that my bar of soap could smell so good and that isn't even my normal bar of soap, but heck it smells so good!! Anyway, I have 24 staples and 4 of them are under my belly button and the rest are across my belly.... clear across my belly which is not good.
My caregivers have been GREAT!! My in-laws have been over helping me for the past couple days and then Shawn will be off tomorrow and Thursday, but they will be back over in the evening since Shawn will be working his 2nd job. They have been taking great care of Cameron which is a huge relief and so calming to me. I haven't been sleeping too well. My bed is the recliner because to be quite honest.... I am scared have to death about laying down and trying to get back up.
So, let me touch base about my drainage tube that they took out before I left the hospital. Uh Yeah, that hurt like HECK!! I literally felt like my insides were being torn out. It was about 12-15 inches long and she just basically ripped it out of the drainage hole on my right side. I screamed so loud that my screams must have been heard throughout the hospital. It was AWFUL and it hurt like the dickens!!!!!! Yep, something I don't want to have to experience ever again nor should anyone have to experience it.
I am taking my pain meds every 4 hours. I try to be strong and wait longer, but I can't quite get there yet and I hate to push it. I think my pain meds are actually starting to kick in so I am gonna wrap this post up for now. I am slowly catching up on blogs, but it is taking me some time. Thank you so much for your kindness, your thoughts and most importantly your prayers!! They mean the world to me so thank you!!

9 comments:

Kelly said...

Glad to hear from you. And happy to hear to hear that you feel a little better.
Recovery is always a slow process, but each day things get better and better.
You are so blessed to have in-laws there to help out. And to have Shawn home for a couple days, that will help too.
I am always thinking about you and will keep praying for your recovery.

Stacy C. said...

Praying that recovery will be fast.

Showering is so nice!!

Kimber said...

Will continue praying for a speedy recovery.

Elaine said...

Praying that you will feel better very soon...

He And Me + 3 said...

Still praying for you and hoping that the pain subsides soon. Glad you are slowly getting back in the blog world.

McCrakensx4 said...

Glad to hear that you are slowly getting up and around. My 1st shower after surgery was the best too! Take it easy and don't over do it!

Kimber said...

You have an award awaiting you at my blog.

Monkey's Momma said...

Here from Kimber's blog. Nice to meet you!

When I'm not blogging, I am a nurse (lol), so this nurse is telling you to take it easy, drink lots of fluids, keep your incision clean and dry and you will be better soon!

Sorry, I could not help myself!

Elaine said...

Hope you are feeling better today...