Monday, April 21, 2008

I'm Alive!

And definitely a lot smaller! 13 ounces smaller in Ms. Right, and 14 ounces smaller in Ms. Left.

I apparently made an ass of myself in the recovery room while coming off the anesthesia... I distinctly remember a nurse shaking my face saying, "Why do I always get the loonies?!" When I questioned another nurse about it later when I was fully conscious, she said, "Ohhhh! Are you the one who was swearing?" Nice. I have no memory of swearing, as I was off in La-La Land, although I do recall trying to tell the mean nurse that I'm not actually a loonie.

To top it all off, I threw up all over the shoes of a handsome young man who was helping to move me from the stretcher to the bed. Peter witnessed it, and calls it my finest shining moment.

I've been spending a lot of time on the couch. The girls are still pretty sore at times, though not nearly as bad as you'd think, considering what they've been through. I still feel nauseated a lot of the time, apparently from the anesthesia. But, it's totally worth it!

I've read five books so far, and watched a lot of movies and Gilmore Girls.

Thanks for all the well wishes, guys.

I'll post before and after pics sometime soon.


Blogger Netter said...

I'm glad you are doing well. You know, a lot of people do and say nutty things when they are under the influence after a surgery. My Grandma who was a nurse, swore the nurses taking care of her were trying to kill, more than once. My Sister swears I never visited her when she had her tonsils removed, but she said that Scooby Doo was there. ?? I'm still trying to figure out if I was Scooby or if it was someone else. She pukes every time they put her on morphine. The first time it happened, she nailed her doctor. Hey, I figure as long as you are not strolling the halls naked, its all good.

12:19 AM  
Blogger Paula said...

Glad you are doing well. I hope someone is someone looking after The Boy for you.
I got very ill from anesthesia when I had surgery a few years ago; takes several days for it to leave your system.

I don't know if you read this blog or not however I thought of you when I saw the photo on the Saturday, April 19, 2008 post... :-)

4:49 PM  
Blogger Desperate Housewife said...

Ha ha ha! Those puppies look much better than mine!

5:42 PM  
Blogger Sue said...

Hey your back! Glad to hear you're doing well. I get sick as a dog from anesthesia too. Ick. Funny operating room moment for me: when they were in the process of putting me under, I recall laying flat on my back looking up at all of them looking down at me waiting for me to go to sleep. As I was about to slip under, I remember wanting to joke and say, "Goodbye cruel world", to the nurses. But of course, I had that thing strapped over my mouth so I couldn't say a word. Then it was lights out. Of course, the first thing I did when I woke up was puke. Ick. Take it easy.

12:40 AM  
Blogger Librarian Girl said...

YAY! I am glad all went well for you. And if someone was shaking me out of a nice slumber, I would probably swear at them too. :)

4:23 PM  

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