Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Post-Op

I made it through and I'm still standing. We got up to Wilmington SurgiCenter shortly before 10 and they called me back a bit after. Four different people asked all the same questions. The doc drew hirogliphics(sp?) on me. I was lead into the OR at 11. I remember laying down and them injecting me with the "fuzzy" stuff. Woke up in Recovery feeling pretty good and wearing a two sizes too small girdle. They're like Spanx--they go from the rib cage down to my knees with accomodations for going to the bathroom. In between me and the girdle are pieces of foam in select places to discourage swelling and encourage shrinking.
Anyone want to guess how much fluid they removed?

7 comments:

Kathleen said...

15 pounds? I can't believe you will be ready to roll in a week. Seems like it would be more recuperation time

Chicagolandia said...

I couldn't even guess - maybe 8 liters of fluid? I hope your recovery goes well.

spaghetti0625 said...

All in all, doesn't seem too bad! Glad you made it out okay!

Jenny said...

Glad you're ok and now recovering. Hope swelling will go down soon and you won't be too sore.

nidena said...

I don't know how much it is in pounds--with all the swelling and such. Chicago, you were kind of close--it was actually 4 liters. That's TWO soda bottles!! That's a lot of "stuff" that they removed.

Kathleen said...

How do you feel today? Like a mack truck ran over you? Wishing you a speedy recovery. Keep us posted.

Kathleen said...

Nidena, please check in with us. Haven't heard from you and I want to make sure you are okay.