Friday, October 17, 2008

Call me...Pin cushion

Holy crap....it feels like someone has used my belly as a pin cushion! At least the painpills take away the most. I take it every four hours, and still it hurts a little if I move just right. try putting the cats out when it hurts to bend over! Mom and I had to do it last night b/c Liston was no help at all. He hasn't been all week.

Anyway, my surgery was just a couple of hours. They were able to take the gallbladder out laprascopically...I don't think I spelled that right, but I'm too tired to look up the proper spelling. I'm having enough trouble just spotting normal typos. So, I have 4 little incisions...three along the middle of my torsoe - a total of 9 little staples, and one at the bottom of my bellybutton which has probably about 8 or so regular stitches. I swear that's the one that bothers me the worst.

I've been sleeping a lot. I was up the most today, about 8 hours, before taking a nap. Most of it is just to hide from Buddy, even though he hasn't been too bad. The cat likes to sit in my lap which is ok if she doesn't lay against the belly. Which is what she likes to do. I was so sleepy after the surgery that the doctor had me stay overnight in the hospital, which was ok. I saw the doctor Friday morning, and he says I'm recovering fine...that he wishes all his patients that he operated on a Monday looked as good as I did on Friday. I don't know about that, but that was encouraging. He cleared me to drive again, but I think I'm going to wait a few days.

Our water has been fixed! Yay!!!!! A pipe down near the pump needed to be replaced b/c a hole had rusted through it. It's still muddy though, but that's ok - we have water pressure now! Double YAY!!!! Now we just need to get the furnace fixed...Liston's been too busy working [2 jobs...that take ALL his time?] and can't even buy the part. He already owes Mom money from the week of his driving classes that she took out, borrowed against herself and the morgage...I bet I'll be the one to make up the difference though. I've only got $24 left till next Friday b/c I just paid car/house insurance and food shoppped a little today [which is how I know I don't want to drive yet, boy was I cranky] so I hope that part isn't more than that.

Ok, I have to rest now.

ps ~ I haven't forgotten you Jean-Luc, honest.

1 comment:

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Glad to hear you're ok after the operation. I know you're a bit of a pin cushion.

It's too bad Liston wasn't more help, considering what you've gone through.