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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!

Comments

snailbones
Oct. 2nd, 2008 12:58 pm (UTC)


Oh no - what a total pain. I hope you're all stuck back together and staying that way... and that's a heck of a long recovery period too - I hope you're not bored out of your skull.

::hugs you very very gently::

Feel better soon.


theantipam
Oct. 2nd, 2008 07:14 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the good wishes - I'm so glad I have the interwebs for entertainment, or I'd be raving mad by now. I am getting my TV fixed up so that I can watch DVD's again (long story *sigh*) and so in a few days I should have more to stimulate my mind.

(Please nobody notice that the DVD's are all of very slashy TV shows - The Sentinel, Boston Legal, Stargate Atlantis, dueSouth)

Ahhh, I can use all the hugs I can get - they have medicinal properties, I'm sure!

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