I have started to write this many times and feel like the words just jump all over the page.
So excuse some rambling here I am just going to get some of my thoughts down and little of what has happened over the last week.
I had this idea when I went into the hospital of the things I would say to my husband before the surgery. I think I got out a I love you and that is all I remember
I guess one of the biggest things I worried about was the breathing tube. I didn't like the idea of being strapped down or not being able to talk. My husband promised to have pen and paper ready in case I had something to say and trust me I did.
My first nurse (Jennifer) on ICU was a absolute angel, I was very happy that I had her and felt she made the start of my recovery comfortable. My 2nd nurse was 24 year old male and rough. This surprised me since Jennifer was the total opposite and I was in ICU! I was very sick and threw up a few times. I made him work hard that night and I finally told him he needs to slow down and not be so rough, the look on his face was priceless. after that he was a little better, but I was very happy when my first nurse came back for the next shift and I had a couple of hours more with her
I have had some severe reactions to all the tape. Half of my neck down to under my breast is very red and inflamed . I think that is my worse pain along with some back pain that comes and goes.
I feel the best advice I have for the hospital is to always speak up for yourself and ask questions. I drove a couple of nurse crazy because I would ask about every pill or shot. Also get up and walk, there were couple of patients on the unit that refused to do so. It will only hurt you in the long run. A couple of times I got stuck without my nurse's button and felt like a turtle on my back. Make sure that it's always close at hand.
I am excited to feel so well at the one week point. I am still taking walks inside and will venture out tomorrow if the weather cooperates.
Thank you Adam for your wonderful website and book, I am not sure it would have gone this smoothly for me without them.
For some reason I could not connect to this website when I was in the hospital. My surgery went well and I am back home. I will update later when I am not so tired.
Thank you all for your wonderful words. I read them on the way to the hospital and it gave me strength to walk through those doors.
Jean Cook Thank you for all the prayers you sent my way!
Well by this time tomorrow I will be in surgery. I am so anxious and can't keep my mind on what needs to be done.
I have read most of the blogs on here and have read Adam's book, so know what to expect.
Jean Cook has given me some good advice on what to bring to the hospital. I can use all the advice I can get on recovery stage and prayers lots and lots of prayers.