It looks great on my dining room table.
By the way...............how much do you love this new table cloth I found?
A thrift store find on my last thrift store outing for a while. It's white with hand painted pink, blue and green hydrangeas.
I love it!
Donna hung out with me, watched movies, read magazines and kept me company. The Hubs went to town while Donna sat with me. He was ready for some time alone I think. The Hubs came home with pizza. YUM! I was so hungry, I hadn't ate since Wednesday afternoon. I think I ate half a pizza myself.
Saturday (day 2)
My mom and niece Princess Spoiled Brat came to see me. They brought me Chinese food from my favorite Chinese food place in Burlington. I haven't had food from there in years and it tasted soooooooooooooooo good to me. Oh I scarfed it down. ALL OF IT!
Princess Spoiled Brat also brought me a big bag of Red Vines. Which I love! Don't think I didn't sit and eat those until I was sick too.
It was filled with these lovely iced sugar cookie roses.
They were fabulous! I ate some of those too.
So I was eatin, drinkin, visiting, feelin great!
Saturday late afternoon my good friend Michele called to see how I was doing.
This is Michele. Isn't she cute? She looks exactly the same as when we were in the 4th grade.
Michele and I have been friends since grade school. She has seen me at my worst more than a couple times. Not only is she one of the best nurses ever...........she's one of my bestest dearest friends.
THANK GOD FOR THAT!
If you don't have a good friend who is a nurse..........get one! There is going to be a day that she saves your life.
Michele: How are you doing?
Michele: Oh, ok..............uhhmm....long hesitation.............. when was the last time you pooped?
So Michele came over visited with me for a little while. Gave me some information that would have been nice to have 2 days prior to her visit and sent The Hubs to town.
This is the best part.............Michele looked over my incisions asked about my pain and determined I could take off the bandages and remove the pain pump if I wanted to.
I said " DO IT!"
OH MY GOD!
I immediately felt so much better. The bandages off, that catheter thingy hanging out of my shoulder gone, and......oh it just felt better. At this point I got to shower and wash my hair which made me feel even better.
This surgery isn't as bad as everyone said it was going to be....................
For the next few days this is where I slept, ate, belly ached, watched TV, whined, and cried. Sometimes I moved to the couch to do all activities listed.
This was going to be my first day home alone. The Hubs got ready for work, kissed me good bye and basically got the hell out while he could. I dozed off after he left and in the middle of my dozing I some how fell over on the couch, on my good arm and woke up needing to go to the bathroom, the dog sleeping on me and............I couldn't get myself back up right. It was horrible! Then I started crying. I called The Hubs at work at 7:30 am.
This is now my new thrown.
A Girl Named Timi command center.
Everything within good arm reach.
Tuesday (day 5)
Nothing has changed!
The Hubs stayed home with me one more day just to be safe. The Physicians Assistant called to see how I was doing.
PA: How are you doing? Can you tell me what your pain level is?
Me: I don't know! I'm so tired and have so much pain with constipation I don't know if my shoulder hurts or not! If we get these two problems cleared up it might hurt like hell I don't know!
PA: Have you been taking something for the constipation?
Me: Yes, since Saturday when I found out it was something I was suppose to worry about.
PA: OK, just give it some time. You can take a sleep aid if you like.
This doesn't help me a bit! I need to go to the bathroom and lay down NOW!
Wednesday (day 6)
The Hubs went to work and left me with my new nursing staff.
If you get up too long you lose your spot
They haven't been much help but they have been a lot of company. Charlie hasn't left my side. Even Franklin who is usually a little jerk has been nice to me. He's gotten in my lap a couple times and let me pet him.
It's like it's his gift to me.
Wednesday late afternoon...................The angels finally sang!
It wasn't a lovely smooth in key tune they sang but they sang and at this point that's what I needed! Right after the angels sang...........I slept for 3 hours!
Meet my two new best friends!
Thursday (day 7)
I got 5 hours of sleep and felt like a million bucks!
Friday (day 8)
I got my stitches out. OH MY GOD! I feel almost 100%!
On the way home from my doctors appointment The Hubs and I stopped by to see Judy my hairdresser. She gave The Hubs a quick lesson on putting in hair product, rubber bands and clips in my hair. I know your laughing right now but trust me...............a week of frizzy ass hair and you will be begging your husband to help you.
You would be surprised at what you can and can't do with only one arm that can leave your waist.
Saturday (day 9)
I'm feelin like a million bucks! Everything is done hurting (well pretty much), the angels are singing in harmony, I have had 2 nights of 7 hours of sleep, I can shower by myself, and I have my Bejeweled score up. Life is getting better. Now I'm only grouchy because I feel good but still can't do anything. I'm in a sling with no use of my right arm for the next 5 weeks. I can use my arm if my elbow is stuck to my side but anything else is a no no. So basically I can move my hand side to side.
Thank you everyone for your e-mails, cards, and get well wishes. I'm so appreciative.
I'm on the mend!
I'll be back, slowly, but I will be back!