One week ago today at about this time I was waking up from surgery. I was able to come home the very next morning; and have spent the last week recuperating on my own comfy couch.
It’s crazy to think that you can have 5 incisions made, numerous instruments and cameras poked inside, your esophagus pulled and pushed around, things stitched up, added tissue sewn [or I guess tacked] into place, part of your stomach stretched out and used as a wrap for your esophagus and then have that all stitched up; and go home the next morning!
All of that because my ol’ esophagus decided to misbehave.
Did you notice that I said there were cameras poked inside?? Yes, the surgeon needs that to see what he’s doing but guess what!!
He printed pictures for me.
Wanna see? I have them laying out there on the coffee table.
Ok; I’ll spare you more gory details and nasty images.
After all… it even made one of the hospital employees a bit woozy. [That may just be an understatement; I'm thinking she's working in the wrong building.]
Anyway it’s just crazy to think they can do all that and send you home so quickly.
I’m feeling better today; not so much pain. That’s good because I have yet to find a pain medication that doesn’t make me feel just horrible.
I’ll be glad when I can eat normal food again. I know it’s going to take a long time for that to happen but today… I would knock over a toddler to get his taco! Probably couldn’t swallow it once I got it but it would sure taste better than this oatmeal and jello.
I have a follow up with the surgeon tomorrow so wish me luck. It will be the first car ride since I came home and the first day to really get out of the house. I don’t think the back yard or front porch really count as getting out of the house.
I can’t carry anything heavy for about 6 weeks so that’s going to be a bit of an annoyance. Kinda hard to get groceries in from the car, or to carry a camera bag about. Guess I need to learn to travel a little more lightly.
Yeah, like that’s going to happen.
Have a great week everyone and I’ll try to hop on here again in a few days. Hopefully by then I’ll at least have a new picture or two of the birds in the backyard!