Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Finally Drain Free!!!

So we went to the Dr. today and at first he was still not going to take the drain out. There was still more fluid draining that he wanted but was concerned that after 3 1/2 weeks I might get an infection in the mesh. Initially he told me one more week no matter what. Then as Mike and I were getting ready to leave he came back in and said, "forget it, I am taking the damn thing out!" I was so excited!!!!!

Mike couldn't watch, he gets quite queazy over this stuff, but took the drain out and patched me up!! I still have an open incision but that will be healed up in a few days and in the meantime I will continue to change dressings and take it easy. But then...ALL DONE!!!!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

One More Week

Today we went to the Dr. office thinking that Iwould be getting the drain out of my stomach. Nope! One more week. I left today so upset. I totally fell apart when I got home. This was supposed to be a two week ordeal and 5 weeks later I am still not done. I am so scared that I am not going to have any clients left when I am ready to go back to work. Mike has been always amazing and so has Maddy. So, what did I do? After crying for a long time, I cranked up the ipod and started cleaning house. Rearranged, dusted and for at least the front part of the house, got it done. It felt better to sing at the top of my lungs and at least get something done. I am in a lot of pain tonight but I am convinced it was worth it! So that is the update - more of the same. Thanks for letting me vent a little. It helps to get it out as a very dear friend told me this evening.

Friday, January 8, 2010

My New Project!

I am finally feeling like I am on the road to recovery from this surgery. I have had a LOT of time to think and ponder and 2010 is going to be my year for growth. I feel like there are projects that I need to get done, I am setting a goal to go out and make new friends and take a LOT more pictures. I want to write in my journal more, like everyone else, I want to exercise more - I want to make more memories and serve more. These are my new year resolutions and I am starting right now. While down, I have started working on my cookbook - a collection of my favorite recipes.