Wednesday, October 28, 2009

POST SURGERY

PLEASE don't let this picture fool you. I was 2 hours post-surgery and feeling HIGH as a KITE! It's the NEXT picture that shows my true feelings.
Lovely, huh? My nose is so red from rubbing it raw. Narcotics do that to me. I itch and itch and itch. Can you feel my pain?
The surgery went really well. Dr. S told me that it took longer than anticipated because he was having a hard time locating my vocal chords. So instead of 90 minutes, it turned into 3 hours. He did a great job though and is 99% sure that my thyroid is non-cancerous. There is a 20% chance that I'll need medication to regulate my thyroid function, but I won't know for a month. I'm praying that I'm in the 80% category.
Here is the infamous blown IV. See how SWOLLEN my arm is? It didn't even last 12 hours. I just can't fiure it out. Thankfully they were able to get another one in my opposite hand fairly easily.
The next few pictures are of the allergic reactions I had to the sticker leads. Itchy, itchy, ITCHY! (and they were only on my body for less than 4 hours.)



I'm home...48 hours later and I'm back in my own bed! :) Final results coming to a future post near you.

13 comments:

Cindi said...

Hooray! So gld you are hom in your own bed! Nothing like it! Praying for a non-eventful recovery, including being in the 80% non-medication category...that in itself can be really tricky. Keep your chin up!

nanci said...

Love the Frankenstein style incision - just in time for Halloween! Here's to a speedy recovery!

shirlgirl said...

Glad you're home and on the road to recovery. Now you and your Dad can match incisions! I also have had "allergic" reactions to tape. We just have very sensitive skin.

April said...

HOORAY! I'm so glad your home!
* Your post sure made me itch!
* Your incision is awesome!!
* Your toe nails are super cute
* I love you!

Smilin' sunshine said...

Nothing better than your own bed! What is on your legs? Did I miss something? Wouldn't be shocking if I did!

Becky said...

The wraps on my legs are for clot prevention. They massage the calfs to keep the blood flowing. They always use these after a surgery.

LL said...

BECKY! you make surgery look GOOD!
you're a beauty queen.

Jenny said...

You could be the pin-up girl for American Surgical Journal!
;)
Glad you're home~

Jenny said...

OH--and you could tell ornery youth some horror stories about your scar down the road...

Amy M. said...

I'm glad that you are home and doing well. I agree with Jenny- you are a beauty and do make surgery look good.

Diane said...

There's nothing like being bacvk home to pick up your spirits,I also put your name in the temple prayer circle Tuesday:-)

Michelle said...

So glad that things went well and that it is 99% non cancerous. You are such a trooper!!!

troutdalites said...

Wow, Becky, you're quite the patient! In fact, your fam should get something like 'frequent flyer miles'...

Here's to a quick recovery!