Thursday, May 17, 2012

Awkward and Awesome Thursday : Post- Op




Yesterday I had surgery (as mentioned here)

Today I am in bed.

This stuff is no joke.

Anesthesia makes you out to be liar. A big one.

Two hours after I had open abdominal surgery, I slid out of the bed, walked right down the hall to the bathroom, did my business unassisted and walked right back. Ryan told me he was impressed at how well I was walking and moving around. I told the nurse this was a piece of cake compared to having babies.

Than the anesthesia wore off.

And I was a liar. Cause now I walk like an old hunched lady.

Jack keeps asking me why I walk so funny.

Awesome. And awkward.

So here is my lovely post-op awesome and awkward for your Thursday.

Awkward:
~ The giant purple gowns that BLOW UP. Seriously. They hook up this tube to the bottom of the gowns and you inflate. It is suppose to warm you up, but I got hot and turned it off...plus it was bugging me how blown up my already over-sized gown was getting.
~ Iodine. ALL over your body. In places that were no where close to being cut open.
~ Pain medicine. It always makes me feel so loopy AND nauseous.
~ Having your adorable 22 month old mock you, by holding his little belly and hunching over and shuffling his feet while saying"Ouchie belly? Ouchie belly?"
~ The failure to have the ability to pick up things...like your pants on the floor...so you just forgo them.
~ Forgetting to ice your incision...till you notice it is the size of a large softball.

Awesome:
~ My husband. He is taking amazing care of me AND the boys.
~ My cute little red and white striped pillow from the hospital. It is the perfect size to press to my stomach when doing any movement and it really does help. Plus it is cute.
~ Colin calling out to me from the hallway, "Love you mommy, feel better mommy. Love you!"
~ Mashed potatoes. Plain bread. Chicken noodle soup. All awesome right now.
~ Leaving a hospital in a wheel chair and NOT looking 7 months pregnant or with an extra 30 lbs of baby weight to lose.
~ My husband started a blog. It is awesome. You should read it. ryanfedell.com. (It is way better than this one, I can guarantee you that!)

So thanks for all the well wishes and prayers coming my way. So far, we are handling it well and I am trying to rest up as much as possible. I was told I can't lift more than 10 lbs for 6 weeks...so this could get interesting...


* awkward and awesome Thursday originated with the Daybook,

4 comments:

Andrea said...

Glad you're feeling ok, and doing well.

Ruth said...

praying you heal quick! That made me laugh out loud reading the part about the boys copying you! :D xoxo miss you!

Carol said...

Alicia, hope you're feeling much better very soon!

Lisa - respect the shoes said...

Speedy recovery, girl!