Thursday, July 31, 2008

1 Step Forward 2 Steps Back, No Wait Make That 4 Steps back

Yesterday's procedure really set me back.  We had to re-up my pain meds, which was a little disappointing. I feel more like I did before I left the hospital.  I guess that is what happens when they reopen some incisions and then pull out a  6 inch tube that was inside me.  Yesterday was a real tease.  Not only did I get IV meds and knocked out, they also did local anesthesia.  So my entire middle was numb almost the whole day. 
 Sorry that is all I can post today, I have to go lay back down.  The dizziness and light headedness on top of the pain makes anything but laying on the couch impossible.  (I don't think "headedness" is  real word, but oh well I am in to much pain to figure out the correct grammar.)


Paula said...

Sorry to hear about the set back, hopefully it will be all steps forward from here on.
Aunt Paula

Erin said...


The more rest you get the quicker your body will heal. I'm glad the tube came out ok, and I'm sorry you're back to day one on the pain level.

Rest. Rest. Rest.


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Maribeth said...

Sorry you had to go through that. That would be very frustrating to take a step back. Just think, after this, each day you will be a little bit than the day before.

Sugarmouth O'Riordan said...

Ditto everyone, especially Erin. Let people take care of you. Recommended tasks to outsource: updating your Netflix queue, bringing you Gatorade, and telling you how pretty you look. Compliments have been scientifically proven* to shorten healing time.

*In one person clinical trial I conducted after my surgery. ;)

Anonymous said...

Stay strong and rest up! I am thinking about you! Love, Jess

Aunt Jay said...

Keep up the great work Steph - we're so proud of you. I heard you did some walking with Becky - that is fabulous and you will be back there faster than you realize. Listen to your body - it will tell you when it is ready for the next steps. Love Aunt Jay

UC Girl said...

Keep your spirits up, Steph. I'm sorry you're feeling so bad right now. Get lots of rest, and let people take care of you. Soon you will be feeling much better! You are in my thoughts!

Andrea said...

On the plus side, the tube is out now and won't need to be taken out again!

Sorry to hear you've been making some steps backward, but you'll start moving forward again soon.

Aunt Deb and Family said...

Ow Steph, I am sorry you are in pain. I am hoping that today was a better day for you. We are thinking of you.
I haven't seen you in quite awhile but I am sure your as beautiful as ever and you will figure out a way to dress cute and not see your bag.
Looking forward to your next plog. Like your Aunt Paula, I too think I am addicted. This is the best thing I have ever been addicted to tho. Much love, Aunt Deb

Amanda said...

Do you want me to kick that nurse/doctor's butt for you? I'd be more than happy to! :)

Get some rest and continue to heal. Keith and I think about you every day!