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Monday, December 15, 2008

I'm Home!

I'm finally home from the hospital! It was quite an ordeal. As most of you already know, I could not have the laparoscopic sugery because my gall bladder was too infected and the gallstones were just too big. I have an 8-9" incision across my belly, and the doctor said he could still hardly get the damn thing out of me. I also ended up with a drainage tube, but that was removed yesterday. It was all quite painful, and they had me on morphine for the first three days, and now I'm on percocet, and no, it isn't even giving me a head rush so no fun with meds here! That's okay. I didn't want to be feeling high anyhow.

I thought I got pretty good care at the hospital and I personally knew some of the staff there already. One of my childhood best friends was the charge nurse this weekend! I spent my 50th birthday in the hospital, but the hospital sent up a birthday cake for me! It was even one that I as a diabetic could eat as it was angelfood with diet strawberry jello and cool whip on the top. I was quite touched. The nurse said they didn't want to put 50 candles on it though because of fear of setting off the smoke alarm. Heh. Today I got to sit in the shower and boy oh boy, was that ever just the best feeling!

When I got home, the house was a mess. I bawled. Then I realized that I was cold. The furnace had quit working! I bawled and bawled some more. I think the lady at the furnace repair shop took pity on me because someone came out right away, and I have heat again! This is one of those very few times that I wished I had a husband!

Anyhow, it meant so much to me to read all your comments and know that I was in your prayers. My son printed them off for me and brought them to the hospital. I read them over several times and your comments really cheered me up! You don't know how much you all mean to me! I probably won't be able to make many blog visits, but wanted to let you all know that I am home and slowly improving.


Neabear said...

Welcome home! I am glad you had a quick fix for your heater. I know how that feels. We have not had a working furnace for 3 years now. Have not been able to figure it out ourselves and can't afford to do anything else about it. So we are cold alot. We use 2 space heaters and only heat the room{s} we are using at the time. Most of the time that works okay. Oh, and dress in layers. I am glad you are going to be okay. Take it easy and get better. Sounds like staff at the hospital was wonderful in celebrating your birthday with you. That is great!

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

We are glad you are back. I am glad things are getting better. I know I cry way easier when I don't feel good. Don't worry about the house. You can take care of that later. Hugs, Terrie

Raxx - A day in the life said...

So glad you are home my sweet Kady!! Wow! That sounds so much like a cesarian section! Take your time and heal, glad you got some cheer on your birthday.

Can you hire any help with the house work while you recuperate? See you in blogland when you can.


laurie said...

Kady, I'm so glad you are home and recuperating! Take care of yourself and get lots of rest. (I'm sure they told you not to pick up anything. I had a 3 mo. old daughter when I had my surgery, and I did split my incision open, but who can wait on someone else to pick up their 3 mo. old daughter when she's crying?) My scar is much larger than it would have been had I not done that. laurie

Smilingsal said...

Hooray! You are now on the Good side of surgery: the healing side. I'm so sorry that you went through so much, and over your special birthday too! Then, you come home to a cold, messy house! If you were able, I'd tell you to KICK your son!

Ah well, life will get better day by day. Thank the Lord that you're home and healing. You've been missed.

Justine said...

Yippeeeeeeeeee! I'm so glad you're home! I think it's horrible that the boys didn't take care of the house for you though, so that you could walk into a nice clean house. Geez. Slap them silly when you're feeling better!

And thank goodness you got the furnace fixed! Now dry those tears and HEAL!

Justine :o )

Edie Marie's Attic said...

WELCOME HOME KADY!! What an ordeal you've been through girl! I'm glad you are out of the hospital but what a mess to come home to YIKES!! It never fails around here, everytime Wes has had surgery... washer threw a baring, the hot water heater burst and flooded the basement, then the sump-pump went out when it was POURING rain. It's the little things in life that make it so memorable. Just want you to know you're not the only one that has these lovely incidents occur! LOL
We have boys too, once young, and we understand what can happen to a house in a matter of hours!! Well a matter of moments! This too shall pass Kady! Our hearts go out to you!! Wes said it's too bad we don't live closer, he'd come over and clean house for you and get those boys in line!! LOL
Will be praying for you sweetie!
Big hugs, Sherry (& Wes)

Anonymous said...

Welcome Home Kady!!!!!!!!!!!!! There is no place like home!!!!

Donna Marie

Shelia said...

Oh, sweet Kady! I'm so glad you're home and the surgery is behind you! I'll continue to pray you'll have a speedy recovery. How nice of the hospital to have you a birthday cake!! Happy birthday, Dear One! Now, some tell those guys when you're up and feeling better, they're gonna get a beating!! lol
Take care of yourself!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Deb said...

Yea!!!! Kadys home!!!! Now you just take your time and get plenty of rest and don't turn into a Super Hero anytime soon, there's plenty of time for that later! LOL!!!! Take care dear, and Happy Birthday to you again with wishes of many more. Deb

Gollum said...

I am so happy that the surgery is over, and you are home--and that you have heat. I sure know what it's like to come home after surgery, or a book tour, and find a mess. I can tell you for a fact that the dishes can wait (Erma Bombeck was right). Take it easy...and Happy Birthday!

Donna said...

Ooooh, it's so good to hear that you are home!!! I'm certainly glad that your furnace got fixed right away. And don't worry about the mess... I've found messes are still there when I'm feeling better (unless someone else has cleaned them up as a surprise!)... Wishing you many surprises, Kady!!!... Donna @ An Enchanted Cottage

Bridget said...

I'm so happy to hear that you are out of the hospital.
I don't get a buzz from pain killer either so I find it hard to understand why people lust after them. They do come in handy at a time like this. I've have my midsection opened up so I know what that feels like and it ain't good so pop those pills for a while.
Hugs, Bridget

Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

Hi Kady! HAPPY 50TH BIRTHDAY!!!! Sorry I missed it! I'm even more sorry you had to spend it in the hospital! Glad they brought you a cake, and that you are feeling better.
That sucks about your furnice too; always something isn't it?

I think we have a lemon furnice/ac unit. We had it installed when we moved in, and have had trouble EVERY season change. GRRR!

I apologize for not visiting lately, so busy with Christmas stuff.

"Wear these while you poop", ROFL!! OMG, hahahha...

Your quilt is just AMAZING. All that hand work. Wow. What a treasure!!

I had to laugh at your Thanksgiving pics because in the one where everyone is eating, it looks like Tara is holding a mouse, haha! I assume it's a peice of toiky tho..heeee.

Have a very Merry Christmas if I'm not able to pop in before then!

Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...


Sharon Kay said...

Glad that you are back home and that your house is nice and warm again. Happy belated birthday wishes and so glad you got a cake in the hospital. Take time to rest and get feeling better. Candy Cane wishes to you mt friend.

Rue said...

Welcome home Kady!!

You know what? I have no idea if there's a prison there, but that's definitely something I SHOULD know LOL Checking that out soon!

I hope you feel better soon and I hope you get to relax. Hopefully your sons will see you in so much pain that they will clean the house right away... hint hint boys ;)


nikkicrumpet said...

OH NO...I'm so sorry that you had such a hard time of it! I'm glad you're home now though and on the mend. Happy belated birthday...what a rotten place to spend it! I hope those kids of yours help get the house in order...darn them mommy isn't gonna feel up to it for quite some time!! Take care of yourself and take it easy. You're gonna be really sore for awhile.

Helen said...

Bravo, Ms. Kady ... Bravo!

Buffie said...

Yea! Oh I'm so glad to hear you're home! Sorry you had to go through that do what they tell you now ok? Rest up!

Buffie :)

Betty Jo said...

Now I'm crying too! I'm so sorry you had to have the more difficult surgery and that your heat was off when you arrived home. Having just lost my husband recently, I dread it when/if I have to go through something like this alone. I pray for a speedy recovery for you and I so wish I were near by so I could pop over and give you a helping hand. xoxo

rosechicfriends said...

Oh My Dear Kady!
I had NO idea that you have been sick and then in the hospital. I know it aint fun...take it from a pro who's had over 11 surgeries (4 in a 10 day period, due to a botched hysto/bladder). Okay..I have been very bad about keeping up with folks were here before Thanksgiving, then left, but we had my hubs neice/nephews family for Thanksgiving...then I got bronchitis and still am way behind and not feeling back to 100 percent.

I have just prayed for have a speedy recovery and to get well soon!

Gentle Hugs..Lorena

Deb said...

Hi Kady! I hope you're getting better, and better, and better! Deb

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

I'm really behind in my blog reading with all the Christmas prep plus I'm knitting my daughter a scarf so my blog reading time has been cut down to almost nothing!

I'm so glad you are okay and you're back at home! Well, you'll never forget your 50th Birthday! Happy Belated Birthday! I love the necklace!