Saturday, August 4, 2007

I am alive and a BIG thank you!!!

Hi Everyone... I have ventured out of the recliner while Bill is working out in the yard and I am on HGTV overload. NEVER in my life would I have dreamed that I am tired of watching home decorating shows but I am...mainly because I want to re-do my whole house which isn't possible from the recliner in the living room.

Thank you sooooo much for the comments, emails and most importantly the prayers! I have had a wonderful recovery as you can tell by Beth's daily reporting...she is so funny and totally sweet for doing that...not sure how many people are interested in my recovery but for those that are interested Beth has got it all down.

I am still sleeping in the recliner but desperately wanting to sleep horizontal. Yes, the couch is big and big enough for two but not comfy enough for me to adjust my body and prop it against Bill as I was afraid I would roll onto my tummy. Anyway, I won't be laying down any time soon.

As for my doctor visit the other day Beth was too embarassed to quote me on the removal of miles and miles of itchty tape that was binding me together and basically making me incredibly miserable. Taking the tape off was so WONDERFUL even though it was painful at times it felt SOOOOOOOO good and I said almost orgasmic....and it was funny because I was oooohing and ahhhhing along with my doctor and as I was explaining that although it hurt it was a good hurt and he said a pleasurable pain...yes, exactly and I am soooooo incredibly thankful to have that damn tape off my body.

I can now see my new belly button and I don't believe I have ever in my life had a flat tummy as I do now. They took off 6 pounds of my pooch and additional 1 pound on my sides through liposuction. I did comment in recovery that I did feel smaller but I swear that pooch thing weighed a heck of a lot more than 6 pounds...I need a recall on the docs measurements please!

Other than that my pain management has been soooooo great. I did not throw up once which is a pure miracle in itself. I am up and slowly moving on my own now...I am a big girl and able to potty by myself but still need help with the shower. I am unable to stand upright which is odd as I feel like a hunch back. Not pretty to look at in the mirror either as I have basically been cut in half with my scar going hip to hip and lots of stitches....inside and out. As time goes on I will be able to stand upright more and more each day but it feels super tight and totally numb. Very strange sensation as I am numb but feel pressure.

So there you have all the scarey details. But I just wanted to drop in and say thank you very much for your thoughts and prayers. They have defiately lifted me up and made my recovery go so well.

I am enjoying my down time an relaxing while my sweet husband takes care of me. Yes, he has slept next to me on the couch every night and never left the hospital once. I am sooooo blessed to have a wonderful husband....and he has turned into an awesome cook too!

See ya on the blog.


anna said...

So glad things are working out for you! Get well soon! anna

Stamper Gail said...

So glad to hear you are on the mend Denise. I can't believe that you already have a flat tummy though! My goodness, don't you have a lot of swelling? I had to have a hysterectomy 18 years ago and the doctor did a so called tummy tuck as well, but he was no plastic surgeon and you should see what he left me with! Two large blobs on my sides so to speak. I guess that's what I get for asking a gyno to help me with my pouchy tummy! Oh well, happy healing and I'm praying that you will have all good results.