A year ago, when I had my tenth and final surgery on my leg, never did we imagine that a year later I would be back in the operating room having an eleventh surgery. Or that it would be surgery to remove my gallbladder!
A couple hours later I woke up in recovery. Well I didn't totally wake up haha.... I was pretty sleepy. When I was first kind of awake, I was a little freaked out because they don't let anyone come in the recovery room to see you, but one of the nurses held my hand for a while. They had trouble keeping me awake and then every time I fell asleep I would forget to breath so my oxygen levels would drop and they had to keep me on oxygen for a while. So I had to stay there for longer than we thought. Then, when they woke me up and reminded me to breath, my oxygen levels would go back to normal but my heart rate would get really high...when I fell asleep the heart rate would be fine and the oxygen levels would drop. For the longest time they couldn't figure out what was going on with my heart rate but then we figured out it was because I had to pee but couldn't because of the pain medication they had given me in the OR. So they tried all sorts of things to try and get that pee to come out but nothing worked. My bladder was so full and I had to pee so bad it hurt. It felt like, if I wasn't careful, it would just come out...but that pee was not going anywhere! So they had to put in a catheter...it took a few tries and was kind of awkward...but it definitely helped!! A little while later, after receiving some suppository Gravol (fuun..) I was allowed to go home.
I have an appointment with my surgeon tomorrow to see how he thinks things are going and then I will probably go back to school next week. I've been getting a lot of homework done at home. There's not much else I can do. I'm not really someone who watches TV all day (unless it's greys anatomy...). I had planned to watch all these movies while I'm recovering but I've enjoyed accomplishing so much for school. It's a good distraction.
Sorry this post got really long! They've been a lot longer lately...I'm going to have to start updating more often so that your not reading like a whole novel every time haha.
Hope your having a great day! Oh and Happy Chinese New Year!