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.