Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Stapled from stem to stern

Surgery went great on Wednesday, they repaired both hernias with mesh and finished me off with about 60 staples from stem to stern. No kidding, it looks like I have a zipper down the front of me. Bad part of it, the zipper is not really stright, it curves to the left right next to my belly button. I would take a pic, but, I think I will spare you of that.
Had to stay in the Hospital till Saturday, a tad bit longer than I would have liked, but, I'm home now. I go in tomorrow, Thursday, to get my drain tubes removed, not looking forward to that part, but, they do have to come out. I am guessing they will remove the staples the next week.
The wildest part, if you want to call it that, I found out I quit breathing in recovery after they gave me a pain shot. The nurse (cute, young, male nurse) told me he tried to get me to breath, but, when that didn't work, he jamed a tube down my throat and did my breathing for me. He said it took a couple of minutes to get me to breath on my own, but, thankgoodness I did. He also told me my heart NEVER stopped beating, I just didn't want to breath. What happened to good old fashion mouth to mouth??? Anyway, I can laugh at it now, at least I am HERE to laugh about it!!!!!!!
Anyway, while I am recovering, I am catching up on my hand quilting of the spiked with color quilt. I am just about finished and I can see the finish line just around the corner. I can't wait to get the binding on it and put it on the bed to show off. I am hoping sometime next week to have the finished pictures posted. Wish me luck.

5 comments:

vivian said...

Glad your surgery went ok!

Vesuviusmama said...

Glad to hear that you are OK. Did you tell the nurse that next time, if he's your nurse, you prefer mouth-to-mouth? I would have! 60 staples, huh? Yikes! I had staples after my first C-section, and I am NOT a fan. Good for you for getting some hand work done while you recuperate. I was in a tedious meeting this morning and took some handwork with me to keep me sane.

Sandy said...

V, love your comment. I will have to remember to tell him next time I see him. Oh, yea, I don't want to see him again. lol
I bet they loved you doing your handwork in the meeting. I wish I could have done that when I was working, I hated meetings with a passion.
Thanks for checking in.

Sandy said...

Just found your blog from the comments section on Fat Quarterly. I seem to gravitate to anyone with the name Sandy....there are a lot of us and it seems we are all around the same age...must have been popular in the late 40's, early 50's! Glad your surgery went well and you are on the road to recovery!

Barb said...

Oh my goodness...so glad you are recovering well....