February 20, 2013 - Surgery day
My surgery was schedule for 7:30 AM at St. Luke's. My in-laws came the night before to watch the boys, which was very nice. I had so many friends and family that offered help to watch the boys that I felt so grateful. My mom, Aaron and I headed to the hospital at 6 AM. Everyone was super nice and talkative. My surgery lasted about 2 hours. My mom and Aaron followed my progress on the monitor (like an airplane that you can see where they are). So they knew where I was at all times. I remembered waking up at my bedroom and everyone was there, but I was too tired to talk. I had a roommate and their TV was so loud and I just wanted to sleep. Everything went well. I got a little bit sick, but everything was manageable. I was in the hospital just for one night (thankfully my roommate left and I was alone). I just slept all day and night. My calcium went down a little bit and I had to take so many calcium pills throughout the night. Aaron came back in the morning. Our doctor said I was going to stay until noon but due to the huge snow storm that was hitting the city of St. Louis, she was going to get me discharged by 9 AM. Thankfully we left the hospital just before the huge snow storm hit us.
My mom and the boys were home waiting for me. My mom made my favorite meal - chicken strogonoff with real French fries. So yummy. I just slept and tried to recover from the surgery.
The next few days, I just rested and tried to rest up as much as I could. Here is a picture of my Scar - 3 days later:
|Scar- 3 days pos ops|
I received so many emails, messages, texts, phone calls, presents from my friends and family and I felt overwhelmed with so much care and love. Very thankful for so many good people in my life. A few of my treats:
|Flowers from Sam and Noah|
|Orquid by my BFF (Beth, Jamie and Brooke)|
|Beautiful flowers from WWT (work people)|
|Fruit arrangement by sis Kate and family|
|Honeybakded ham dinner by Monsanto|
|Cupcakes by BFF Bia and family|