Monday, May 21, 2012
as some of you may know, i had surgery on May 1st.
i had planned on composing a post letting you know how well i was doing despite some
minor issues along the way. life got busy. i felt great.
then this weekend happened.
actually, it all started Thursday. started not feeling quite right. not bad, but not good either.
Friday around 10:30, something was wrong. i got really cold and weak after my shower and all i wanted to do was lay down...like all day, basically.
by the evening on Friday i felt like i had shaken whatever was going on so i was hopeful it was a small blip.
Saturday morning came...i felt OK, not great but we had soccer games to go to...no big deal.
i left early from the games. i was feeling bad again. only bad in a worse way. i had begun to feel some abdominal discomfort and pain and my fever had gotten up to 101...NOT good post-op.
as a former nurse, i knew this and the next thing i knew i had my daughter searching for my post-op papers for phone numbers, called my husband, and got ready to go...to the ER.
the ER on a Saturday night normally means total chaos. busy. waiting...this will take HOURS we thought :(
thankfully, the Lord was with me that evening because when we pulled up to the hospital and walked inside NO ONE was in the waiting room! yesss!
i quickly went from waiting room, to triage nurse, to a room, saw 2 nurses, got an IV and fluids, saw a PA, then the ER doc, labs drawn, cultures drawn, and a CT scan! whew!
finally my doctor came in (bless his heart) and there was indeed a post-op infection :(
i knew it. it was just a matter of confirmation.
so, i spent the next 18 hrs in the hospital over the weekend receiving IV fluids for mild dehydration and to help bring the fever down and IV antibiotics to combat a general peritonitis that had surfaced.
staying in the hospital was totally precautionary to be on the "safe side" just in case.
i did NOT want to jump through hoops again so i was very compliant in staying.
i could have been sent home, but i wasn't going to take the chance.
so, home again home again jiggity-jig i came yesterday around noon! ;)
thanking God for the knowledge that still remains in my head as a former nurse, the ER being nice to me :), the staff being on top of it all, my doctor being caring and diligent about my post-op care, and that i am feeling so much better today.
that being said, i NEED to take a little break.
i need to take care of me right now.
i admitted to myself, my husband and God that i was being selfish about my recovery before this weekend. all i could think about before was getting back to what I wanted to do...working out, doing my housework, going here and there...
before all of that stuff can happen i need to focus on recovery from my surgery. SURGERY people!!
now that i think back, i would slap myself!! :)
i think i was being obnoxious thinking i would and could just bounce back into life.
i was wrong.
the good thing is i can be creative without stressing myself out too much.
but just know that if i am not on Instagram or Twitter or here, it's because i just need to chill for a while.
happy Monday, friends!!