Friday, December 9, 2011

Home from the hospital

I returned home from the hospital last night around 7pm. The surgery went well except for the fact that I am fat so the dr had a slight problem during the surgery.
Well, I was fat when I went for my pre op appotintment. Well anyways, the surgery went longer than expected. I went into surgery a little after four on Wednesday. I woke up in the recovery room at 8:20 pm. I knew something had went wrong because they told me I would be in recovery around 6:30 or so. I woke up in a lot of pain, the recovery room nurse did not give me enough pain meds so when I went up to my room I was in a lot of pain . My RN for the night stayed at the bedside most of the night. My blood pressure was 160-170s over 112-120 and it finally went down around 3am Thursday morning when we got the pain under control!!! She gave me everything possible and called the dr several times to get more pain meds ordered. She said it was because I only got 2 doses of pain meds in the recovery area!!!

The representative from the nerve stimulator company came to my room yesterday morning to program my remote. We didn't get a good program because of my pain and the
Way I was positioned in the bed. We will get better programs when I go for my post op check up.
Please just say lots of prayers for me today that the pain in my upper back around the surgicial site will go away and go away fast. I am fine if I am still but if I move around or do something that uses back muscles I get tears in my eyes. That is how bad this pain is. If I didn't have to move, I would be good.
I have one more swap package to finish and that will be done tomorrow and mailed out. Then to the ladies that are doing private swaps with me, I will finish up those goodies over the weekend and mail out on Monday. My sweet neighbor came down this morning and stayed with me for a few hours. She straightened up my house, helped me pack a swap box, changed my dressings, helped me to wash off and put clean pjs on. She also made me a cup of coffee full of baileys french vanilla creamer. I had a visitor this morning, a sweet friend that I met while hanging out with my niece and her family, stopped by to say hello and to check on me. I have almost all of my decorating done, we put up our main tree on Christmas Eve. I have received some awesome swap goodies. The house ornament swap that Cindy from Rick Rack and Gingham hosted was amazing. The little houses are pieces of art! I got my tag swap that Susan at its a Cherry World is hosting, Mary Jane was my partner and oh the lovies that she sent me. She made me a Christmas doxie tag!!! I love it so much, I will post pictures later. I have won two blog giveaways that I had posted on my side bar so all that hard work worked out amazing!!! I won two Ginger Bread theme giveaways!! I will take pictures of my goodies to share with you. I still need to take pictures of my Christmas decorations and get those posted but will do that soon.
Please just keep me in your prayers and thank you all for your prayers. I can certainly feel them!
Big hugs,


Shirley Hatfield said...

I am glad that you had a caring neighbor to stop by and give you a little help. I miss the days when neighbors took care of each other...they didn't even have to be asked...they simply tied on their aprons and got to work. I hope your post op check-up goes well. You deserve some Christmas cheer! =D

Shirlee said...

I will continue praying for you. How wonderful that your neighbor came to help you like that! She is truly what a neighbor should be. Blessings, Shirlee

Ellie's Country Accents said...

I'll keep you in my payers. Hope you recover soon. Glad you had a neighbor to help. Have a wonderful Christmas.

BumbleBeeLane said...

Keeping you in prayer.No fun to be in such pain.I agree that's how neighbors should be.Hugs!~Amy

Cindy said...

Hey sweetie. I just got home from the tootsies are I am too old to be helping in a

I am still praying for you. today around 3:15 God told me to pray for you and I stopped and daughter was wondering what I was

I hope and pray the pain is getting a little better. We will be out of pocket till Monday evening...but I will have my phone on me if you need to call me or want to.

Hugs and soft squeezes..Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

TheCrankyCrow said...

Glad to hear you're home Lynn - Sorry to hear you weren't given the right pain meds. I so know how that can be - my son had surgery almost two weeks ago, and the nerve block was not effective so he woke up in immediate and intense pain - and they say it's difficult to "catch up" with pain. Yes, of course, you will continue to be in my prayers - and certainly hoping they can program things accurately. But yikes - even with all you're up against, you've gotten far more "holiday" accomplished than I have!! Hugs ~ Robin

Mary said...

Lynn, so great you are home, I really hated to hear of your pain. I will certainly be praying for your pain to go away and that you have a speedy recovery. You are very fortunate to have such a great neighbor. {{hugs}}

Sandie said...

I hope all is still going well and that your pain is getting less and less! And what a sweet neighbor. Love from Alabama, Sandie

Kim K. said...

I'm so sorry to read of your recovery and pain. Please know that I'm praying for you. How wonderful that you have help from your neighbors. I hope each day get easier. Hugs!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Lynn, I found you via Cindy at Rick Rack and Gingham. I know all too well about back surgery and pain - I have chronic pain still, even after surgery.

God hold Lynn close to you and heal her body and make her well. xx

Take care of yourself and don't overdue it.


Friendship Crossing said...

So sweet of your neighbor to come by and help out like that!
Praying you'll feel better soon!!

Big hugs,

Jessica at Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping! said...

Lynn, I am so sorry to hear about how unpleasant you felt after the surgery. I am praying for your speedy recovery. I re-e-e-eally hope that the surgery does what it was supposed to and starts to alleviate your chronic back pain!

Joy said...

Praying for you ..I just went thru back surgery on the 29th of last month and I am doing better everyday. However mine was the lower back. Hang in there!

~~Carol~~ said...

Lynn, I hope you've gotten relief from all of that pain since you've come home from the hospital. I've been such a lazy blogger lately, so I'm sorry I haven't checked in with you to see how you're doing. I hate to think of you in so much pain, but I will continue to pray for you. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!