Apr 17, 2011


Surgery was a success and I am now septum free! We went in at 10:00 am on Friday and they started surgery at 11:00. I was out of surgery by 12:20 but I don't recall anything before 1:00. While I was in recovery, the RE went to speak with Ryan and all of the family that was there ::eyeroll:: and she said that surgery went perfectly. Woot! The nurses there were wonderful and the RE and anesthesiologist came in to check on me a couple times each.

I spent a little more time in recovery than expected because I couldn't pee. I finally filled the cup and we got out of there around 3:15 and we were home by 4:00. I then slept on and off for the next 18 hours which was wonderful! I had some pretty intense shoulder pain which I learned really fast that gas-x wasn't helping but I DID figure out that laying on my right side did alleviate some of the pain. My guess is that laying on the side with the gas build up forced some of the gas to disperse elsewhere and helped the pain in that shoulder.

Ryan has been wonderful and has been taking great care of me. He even went to get me chocolate milk :) A good friend came over and brought us a casserole which I am so thankful for since I am especially sore today and Ryan goes back to work tonight. I would have ended up ordering pizza or something if it weren't for her.

If I'm still this sore tomorrow, I think I'll need Ryan to take me to work tomorrow and I'll have to get someone to take me home. I just don't think I can drive right now :(  I also don't think I should be driving on the meds I'm taking right now :P

I go in for a suture check on Thursday and my post-op appointment is on Thursday, April 28. And I think it's at that appointment that we'll finally get to make a plan of when we'll start treatments!


  1. Glad you are doing well. Your Hubby sounds like he is doing a good job taking care of you. Thumbs up for Mr. Slick!

    Good Luck on Thursday.