Friday, August 31, 2007

Spine Surgery Update

Surgery went fine yesterday. I am glad it's over. Had severe nausea after the surgery which is expected but getting better. Had a lot of bleeding when they took both IVs out; they had a hard time stopping it. Went in at 9:30 a.m. for a 10 a.m. surgery. Surgery was done at 12 noon and took 1.5 hours, woke up at 3:30 p.m. with severe nausea and out of the hospital by 6 p.m. I was ambulatory and totally independent by 9 p.m. Didn't sleep much and still can't lie down yet. I have some new numbness in my right thigh but that should go away soon.

The pain is gone from my left leg however my back is still pretty sore so it will be a few days before I can tell if it worked. I am taking some extra strength Tylenol right now for pain.

I am home this morning and on my own today.

I called and spoke with the Respite House last night caring for Dear Son. They put him in a rocking chair after school and he loved it! They said he was so happy! They started his dinner by 5 p.m. and had his meds in by 5:15 p.m. so that made me happy. He has another young man around nine or ten years old for a roommate and he loves that! I hope to talk to him today and I'd love to visit him tomorrow if I can get there.

That's all for now. Thank you for all of your support.

3 comments:

Karen said...

I wish you fast healing and a speedy recovery. I am glad to hear that Dear Son is enjoying his time at respite so far.

jdkelly said...

Good to hear that the surgery went well I hope that it helps you as well as expected. I am sending you wishes for a speedy recovery. Sounds like DS is having a wonderful time though I am sure he is missing you.

zoe said...

So happy to hear that the surgery is behind you now and that all went well. Praying that you heal 100% and your pain is minimal! It sounds like Dear Son is being well taken care of--now take the time you need for yourself to heal! Blessings to you both!!

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