Monday, October 20, 2008

I'm Back!

Hello Dear Friends, I am back from the world of drug induced sleep to report that all went well. As you well know, the night before surgery was the pits as I spent wasted time agonizing over what may happen before, during and after the operation. Wasted time, I say!! The day of surgery was smooth and actually pleasant. The nurses and staff were welcoming and compassionate. I did not have surgery in a hospital but rather in a surgical center that only does outpatient procedures. What an operation! - The business, not the procedure -All state-of-the-art equipment. Young, did I say YOUNG doctors, nurses, staff, and pleasant atmosphere. They kept asking my name and birth date. Couldn’t they read it on my wrist band? I know, I know…if I couldn’t answer the questions I would be in big trouble. So they wheel me into the operating room and Dr. Anesthesia asks me for my name and birth date. I told him I was Sophia Loren and I was born to be young. Then I told him that I had been asked that question so many times that I felt the need to be comical. He laughed. The staff laughed. Then they were silent…No, really, what is your name and birth date? I gave them the correct information. The last words I heard were: “Don’t touch the leg. She’s not under anesthesia, yet!” Do you think it was their revenge joke on me? I hope so!! I spent Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday sleeping. I didn’t like the dreams. They were weird. But I had no pain, at all. So it was worth the trade-off. Today, I return to my house and resume a life without drugs. I don’t kneed them (get the spelling pun?) I have no pain, just soreness, and I am walking. I see the good doctor in two days and then begin physical therapy. Love to all and thank you for the good energy that got me through the “rough” spots of pre-surgery jitters.

18 comments:

Stuart said...

oh that is exzcellent news.........

Alice said...

Hi Karen. So happy for you to have all that done and almost painless as well. Just the anxiety part of it was bad enough I'd say. Happy healing :).......alice

Christina Dowling Olachia said...

I am glad to hear that all went well and that you are on the mend.

a corgi said...

I think they keep asking your name/birthdate to make sure they are operating on the right patient, LOL

so glad you came through it fine and that you are doing great now with minimal pain; just continue to do what the doctors say to do :)

betty

Beth said...

So glad to hear that all is well! It sounds like you're progressing nicely!

Actually, I think Betty is probably right--they were just constantly confirming your identity. That's GOOD...they cared about you and wanted to do everything right!

Beth

Jan said...

Oh Karen ,or should I call you Sophia ? lol great to be home again ,hope it all continues to go well for you, I guess you kneeded that sense of humour the last few days great entry ...love Jan xx

Paula said...

Welcome back. So glad you are doing well.

blackjanedoe said...

LOL that was funny about Dr Anesthesia....anyway I am so glad you are doing so well..I told you you wont regret it. ANyway welcome back...now get to blogging..I have been waiting a while.

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

I liked the pun, glad the kneed the Right leg (two, two, two puns in one). It is official, I crack myself up :o)

D said...

great news!!!!

Missie said...

I'm glad the surgery and and recovery are going well!

Debbie said...

That's great news Karen. I'm glad the surgery went well and you are on the mend.
Hugs
Debbie

Joyce said...

Hooray. It's over and no pain. I'm excited for you. Do your physical therapy faithfully and you will be good as new (well, almost). lol.
Hugs, Joyce

Janie said...

Awww bet it does feel good to be back! I would have done like you, agonizing. lol Great news! Janie

Lucy said...

Hi Karen, I explained all about why I was having therapY. Screwed up on the entry but there is just a space but it is all one entry. I had to run recovery disk on my computer. Stew was good. So glad you are doing well. Lucy

Searching for Peace said...

I am so happy that everything went well. The night before the surgery is worse than the surgery itself. ..hugs, Christine

Bea said...

Hi Karen... I just feel like celebrating for you! So glad the knee surgery went well... and I'm praying your recovery will be painless and quick.

Tracy said...

glad everything went well! too pain free days for you! hugs