Friday, December 18, 2009

The best laid plans...

Ok, so I was supposed to have a two-day stay in the hospital. Things did not go as planned. Let me say first that I am home and healing.

Minor surgical complications led to my hospital stay being extended to 3 days right from the beginning. The complications basically made the surgery last longer, which led to more bleeding, so they wanted to keep me an extra day as a precaution.

Pain management issues led to extending my stay one more day.

Blood clots in my arm resulting from multiple IVs almost led to another full day. The blood clots ended up being small and in peripheral veins so I was able to come home late Thursday night.

The surgery ended up being more extensive than I originally envisioned. I had had open abdominal surgery before, so I was thinking that laproscopic surgery would be a walk in the park in comparison. Apparently this isn't true, the main difference seems to be the amount of time you get off work.

I hope to resume posting this weekend, lots to share. Thank you all for your well wishes and prayers.

6 comments:

Amy said...

Oh my gosh...I am so glad you are ok. Hopefully, they fixed the problems. Take care, get well, and we will continue to pray for your body to heal. Have a wonderful Christmas, and we hope to see you next month!

Jane said...

I'm so glad you're on the mend and at home. Take care and have a Merry Christmas.

Miss Jaster said...

Glad you're home and on the mend. I hope you feel a lot better soon!!

Karolynah said...

Just a little worried....is everything ok?

Terri said...

I'm more than a little worried now!!! Hope you are okay

Terri said...

I'm more than a little worried now! Hope you are a okay