surgery update

June 21, 2013

This will be short as computer screens aren't the best for helping with dizziness, but wanted to give a quick update as you all have been so kind!

Things went much better this time around I think.

Last year, my surgery was delayed 3 times, went worse than expected (lasted 4 hours), and I ended up super hot and being admitted. I'm still fighting the hospital over the bill that resulted...we just can't do it.

I also felt like complete crap. I was scheduled off work a week and ended up calling out for a few more days.

This year, my surgery was scheduled for 3 pm. Even later than last year's regular 1:25. I wasn't thrilled. They called me in the morning and said things were going good schedule wise and bumped me up to 1:40. 20 minutes before I left, they called and said "come now!"

the sexy inflatable hospital gown - more on that in another post.

Everything went much faster than last year for sure. I was in the OR quite quickly after the entire staff made sure I knew my name and I promised them that my husband doesn't beat me (MD state law makes them ask all female patients about domestic abuse)

This surgery I hear only took 2 and a half hours. There was some regrowth of what was removed last year, but all localized enough to remove and proceed to reconstruct. That gave the doc some trouble, but he got it done!

I woke up super hot again. I swear recovery nurses have never recovered from a thing in their lives. They can be so condescending and unsympathetic. One of them actually asked me "are you always this hyper?" As I fought while still sedated to remove the blanket from myself. Wow.

that's about what I'm thinking. via

Well, I remembered last year and realized I had to ask for things very specifically a cup of ice chips and 2 ice packs on my body later...I felt much more tolerable.

Now I'm home living it up with staples in my ear, a sore throat from the breathing tube, and still dizzy, but nowhere near as bad as last year, I think.

Thanks for all the prayers...continue to pray the not so bad feelings stay not so bad.

here's to hoping I'm at the gym feeling like this in a week ;) via

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  1. Glad you got through everything and had a better experience! Praying for a speedy recovery for you!

  2. Also, I love your new design :)

  3. I'm so glad things went better this time!

  4. I pray that your recovery is quickly and that your husband and all of those in your immediate circle are very attentive - catering to all of your needs and wants!

  5. Looking for you to recover quickly. All things medical are such a pain - in every sense of the word!

  6. Prayers all around. I fell ya on the nurse situation. After I had my back surgery I had to stay on the hospital for about a week the night shift nurse would get annoyed when I rung her. One time she came in mad and told me I work her up.

  7. So glad you're recovering well my friend!! Prayers to you and big cyber hug (((())))!! Love your videos...too cute, guess you have to have some fun to make yourself feel better! LOVE your new blog design! Praying for your speedy recovery my friend! Thanks so much for linking up, even though you felt awful! Really appreciate it Bekah! Have a wonderful evening!

  8. I'm glad to hear your'e doing well!

    ps: I missed your blog re-design and I LOVE IT!! Pretty blog for a pretty lady! :)

  9. I'm so sorry nurses were unsympathetic. No fun at all but I'm glad your surgery went well. I'm new here, just found you so I don't know what your surgery was for but I hope you recover very quickly. Prayers being sent your way.


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