Wednesday, July 23, 2008

On The Road To Recovery



Well, the surgery is done and Steph is handling it like she handles everything, with grace and Toughness.

The Surgery went a bit longer than we anticipated (between 5 and 6 hours). We arrived at ST Mary's at Noon, and Steph was not taken back for surgery until around 3pm, and did not make it to her room until somewhere around Midnight. Long day for everyone.

Dr Kim, was pleased with the way the entire surgery went. He stated that Steph had no complications. The good Doctor also took pictures of the colon after he removed it, and showed them to us.....Really Cool Stuff. (maybe if we get a copy we will share them with you?).

Steph did not sleep much last night as we were tackling the pain issue. We all know, Steph loves to try new things, including pain meds. We are currently on Dilodin, Cause the morphine was not up to the job (made her very itchy).

Steph's experience at ST Mary's has been very good so far. The Doctors and Nurses here are great, always willing to help and eager to make Steph's recovery as painless and comfortable as possible. The two Nurses that are caring for Steph (Molly, and Laura) are two of the best nurses I have ever seen. Their bedside manner is awesome. What a great Hospital.

Overall Steph is doing great, and We hope to get her home by Saturday.

25 comments:

Mandy said...

So glad everything went well!! Thanks for the update, I've been checking in every couple of hours!! Steph, I'm so glad you stopped by to say goodbye, sorry I won't be here after you get home to help you out. Hope you get home soon!!

Keri said...

I'm so happy to hear that it went well! Sounds like you really have first-class nurses and doctors. Way to go, St. Mary's.

Take care.

Heather said...

Thanks for the update! Glad to hear that everything went well and that her spirit's are staying up.

apt said...

Scott, thanks for posting. I'm so glad to read this.
May recovery be as uncomplicated as the surgery.

Amanda said...

Thanks so much for posting an update Scott! Steph was in our thoughts/prayers all day yesterday and we were relieved to hear from Mark that everything went well.

Here's to a pain-free (as much as possible) and speedy recovery!

Andi said...

Thank you for the update! I'm glad to hear that things are going well so far; I've been thinking about you guys.

She should love the Dilaudid - that's some nice stuff. =)

Anonymous said...

Steph, Scott, Dee and Jim ,
WE are so pleased that the news is positive on Steph's surgery! Steph is strong and that will help her through the rest of the journey. It must have been an eternity waiting for her to come out of surgery. You are all wonderful and we love you!
Randy, Pam, Jessi, Nicki, Mark and Christine

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the update. So happy to hear that there weren't complications! Happy healing Steph!
-LAS7806

Paula said...

I was so excited when I opened the blog and there was your cute face staring back at me! What a relief. I drove your Dad crazy last night texting him for updates.
Glad the nurses are treating you well. You are one tough little cookie!
Love,
Aunt Paula

Anonymous said...

'YOU GO GIRL" ALL GOOD THINGS AHEAD.

MIMI

Erin said...

So glad to hear there were no complications. Thank you, Scott, for the post!

Erin

Anonymous said...

You look great in the photo! I'm glad your surgery went so well. You have been in my thoughts....
Take care, Ernie Pollard
(from Gardners Syndrome Yahoo Group)

Christina said...

i'm glad everything went well!!!

Anonymous said...

Yea Steph! Mimi said it the best. Sounds like you are in good hands. Wishing you the best recovery possible. Thanks for the update, Scott!

Cousin Mandy

Teri said...

Thanks Scott, we love the updates and you all are all we think about. Hugs to Steph. Aunt Teri

UC Girl said...

You look great in the photo! I'm so happy your surgery went well. Lots of time to recover, now. You did wonderfully! Hope you're up and around soon!!!

Erin Marie said...

I'm thinking of you, and so glad you came though really well.

Anonymous said...

Best news I have heard in a long time. Keep it up Steph!
Thanks for the updates Scott.
Love Aunt Jay

Craig said...

Yea!!!
Now you have to re-learn how to get out of bed. If you haven't been there you wouldn't understand. It is not all that easy.

Keep your spirit up Steph.

Shana said...

I'm so happy to hear everything went well. How awesome that you have such a wonderful team taking care of you too! You're in my thoughts!

Aunt Deb and Family said...

Good job Steph! You've made it this far! I hope the surgery was the hard part and its all down hill from here. Now you have to learn to live your new life style. You can do this! Thanks for blogging Scott. And don't forget to take care of yourself too Scott. Love ya, Aunt Deb

Em said...

Glad to hear you are doing well, Steph! Many prayers to you in these next couple of weeks!

Anonymous said...

Hi Steph
As they say...what a difference a day makes!! Hope things are moving along so you can get home to your own bed. Enjoy that dilaudid while you can!
Aunt Donna

Jennifer Garvey said...

Mira06- I'm glad the surgery went well. We P&Fers are thinking of you. Get well soon!
- JGavey

Carly said...

It's great everyone is making your stay there as plesant as possible. Thanks for the update!