Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Home Again...


Thanks so much for your well wishes, prayers and kind thoughts...the surgery itself went really well, it was complex and took longer than expected but due to the great painkillers I really didn't feel a lot of pain at all.

Have had a couple of recovery setbacks though...firstly on day 1 & 2 when they tried to get me out of bed I had a vaso-vagal reaction and spectacularly fainted in the shower...thankfully I was on a shower chair at the time and didn't hit the floor. Frightened the crap out of the poor student nurse though who thought she was going to have to call her first Code Blue.

On Friday I was having a great day until after lunch when I felt quite ill...turns out I picked up a gastro bug in the hospital, just beautiful...vomiting and diarrhoea since then...actually today is quite a bit better, I am seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. I have a residual problem with depleted blood volume though which has left me with palpitations, shortness of breath and light headedness. It started two days into the vomiting but is improving slowly though.

Have come come on Heparin which I have to inject, three more days of that to go.

Wound photos to follow...have to get Matilda to take a pic...I'm yet to see it but know I have at least 23 staples in it...!!!

6 comments:

Lynda said...

I am so glad the "hear" from you - I have been thinking about you and sending good wishes and prayers.

So, did you get Dr. Ross??

Kel said...

ahhhh home. glad it a went well ( at least on the surgical front) and that the hospital bug was a low end one. umm, please post a warning with the pictures post so i can avoid it or i might fall on the floor too!

kate said...

Glad to hear the surgery went well...i have been worrying about you! I'm glad you are feeling better and i hope your recovery goes more smoothly from here on out...

Lissy said...

Absolutely SPECTACULAR Kerrie!! You really know how to impress your Blog readers...sounds a bit like a horror story...but at least the painkillers are helping! I know it's going to all be worth it when you are all healed up...hats off to you brave one! Love to the family!!

Lissy said...

Did "Dr Ross" get to help you at all??

Watercolor said...

Glad you are home!! Hope you are feeling better soon.