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Update - As the Fangirl Unzips!

Well, I’ve been home from the hospital for two weeks, and I’m running out of easy entertainment. But I have lots of groceries, thanks to friends, and lots of fanfics still to absorb! I’m going to have to get my TV fixed so I can watch SGA dvds!

ACK ACK ACK At least 4 more weeks before I can drive!!!!!

Recovery continues - but with a bit of an interruption!


Saturday my surgery incision opened up a bit. GRRRR! I was in the bathroom, and felt something going on more than bathroom things - I leaked lots of fluid from the incision. (Not bleeding, thankfully) I called the doctor and they said go to the ER. So I put a big pad over my tummy, got myself dressed, and by the time some helpful friends arrived, I was set to go.

I was only there about 90 minutes - the problem is about 1 1/2 inches of the 8 inch (or more) incision has opened. I also had to go back Sunday for "wound check" Thankfully, they have a mini-clinic in the ER to fast track things that aren't strictly emergencies.

Today I went back to see the surgeon about the unzipping of my incision. He was very pleased that it was not very extensive. So, I won't have to go to the ER anymore unless something ELSE happens. And I can do the wound care myself - not as complicated as it was when I had the other surgery. So, no nurses visits at home. And no expensive medical supplies - just some peroxide and 4x4 gauze and a pad to protect the wound after cleaning. I can even shower again with plastic taped in place.

I’m feeling ok - not too tired, not even any pain, just uncomfortable. I just need to keep up the rest and healing. My main problem is the heat wave we’re having and that wearing this big elastic "abdominal binder" - big elastic velcro belt - makes my skin itchy and warm. Other than that, I take ibuprofen a couple times a day, and I'm doing good.



Thanks for the good wishes, Flist - It really helps to hear from you! Good health to all!

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aliaseverus
Sep. 30th, 2008 08:19 am (UTC)
OMG!!! I'm so sorry I missed your earlier messages! I've been only rarely on LJ for the last two weeks because I had the flu - nothing compared to your trauma though!!

I'm glad you seem to be on the mend and I hope you keep getting better! And I'm Really glad you have some good friends looking out for you with food supplies and hospital runs!

Healthy times for you!
theantipam
Oct. 2nd, 2008 07:11 pm (UTC)
Are you getting over that nasty flu? I know how being sick interrupts everything, especially things like searching for jobs, having a real life etc!

I'm doing better this week - I have more energy, but can't go anywhere except the doctor's office. next week, I will sneak in a little shopping while I'm out - I can walk around ok, just can't drive. GRR!!

Thanks for your healthy wishes - back atcha!

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