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I am a retired English teacher and department head, the mother of three, grand mother of three, and have been married to the same man for 42 years. I subscribe to Dr. PM Forni's concept of Civility. I was born in South Philadelphia and grew up in the 'burbs. I love soft pretzels and cheesesteaks, the Phillies, the Eagles, and San Diego. I love being Mom, Aunt Kathy, Nona Kathy, and Teacher. I spend a lot of time in my gardens in the spring and summer, and in the winter I plan what I'm going to plant. I also am an avid reader and photographer.

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Thursday, September 2, 2010

All Done

The surgery (laparoscopic) went well and I'm finally free of that pesky, stone filled gall bladder.  It took a little longer than expected from all the scar tissue and my surgeon said I should feel really sore for a few days.  At least that's what I remember hearing.  I do know the pain is more than I had anticipated.   Because I had general anesthesia, intubation was necessary so I also have a bit of a sore throat.  I'm walking around (for every day one stays bedridden, it takes two days longer to regain strength), taking frequent naps, snacking on Trader Joe's oyster crackers and drinking ginger ale.  Right now I'm depending mostly on Tylenol and an ice pack.  I'm saving the heavy stuff for night time.

I've said it before: nurses are angels.  They were kind, expert in their ministrations, patient, and concerned.

I did some yoga before the surgery and will be doing what I can today and tomorrow (without hurting myself) to help the healing.

Meanwhile, I'll be thinking of me neck-deep in an 89° Gulf of Mexico.  That'll help, too.  Namaste, Kathy

13 comments:

Jules said...

It's the right time. Bring on the drugs!! Heal, eat soup, drink scotch laced 7-Up, watch bad TV, indulge your every whim.......go ahead and whine.

Good morning Kath!! Speedy recovery to ya!

jane said...

hi kathy! i hope you are feeling better soon. sending you a gentle hug-
namaste:)

Happyone :-) said...

Hope you are feeling better and are back to doing your normal every day routine very soon.

Bilbo said...

Get well soon! If your operation caused discomfort anything like my (2) hernia repairs, I REALLY feel your pain...

Linda said...

Glad to hear the surgery is over and you're doing well, though not pain free.

I had galbladder surgery back in the dark ages when they made huge incisions and kept a tube down your nose for several days. Surely this modern way must be better.

Jay said...

Did I know you were going to have surgery? Hmm ...

Well, I'm glad it went well. And hope you're up and around really soon. But, don't push things either. Oh and feel free to share the good painkillers. ;-)

Kimberly said...

Thank goodness you were eligible for the laproscopic surgery! I hope this healing period goes by very quickly. Take care!

Cheryl said...

Glad you're on your way to recovery. You'll be in that wonderful warm water soon. Wish I could come!

George said...

I hope you get a good night's rest and have a speedy recovery. I couldn't agree more with you about angelic nurses.

Purple Flowers said...

Hope you're feeling better w/each new day. I'm thinking about you.

Maggie said...

Hurrah! You sound great. Don't forget the gas....they do blow you up like a balloon and that part got to me. Hugs and get well.

Lena said...

Feel better soon!!!!

Palm Springs Savant said...

Well I'm glad to hear you are on the mend. My prayers are with you to hear up good now, ya hear?