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.