Monday, 4 February 2013

Post-op Update

Hi Friends.

I am home. I am well. And Surgery #6 is in the bag.


Friday was relatively uneventful as far as surgeries go. There was a whole lot of waiting around. My OR time was delayed, so we waited around some more. And then I rolled off to the meet up with my entourage of surgeons relatively relaxed and cracking jokes.

I drifted off telling them "To bring their A-game. Because I wasn't coming back."  "No more surgeries", I shouted into my oxygen mask as I drifted off into a drug induced sleep.

I woke up an hour and half later, feeling woozy but pretty good compared to the last time. I spent the rest of Friday being poked and prodded, checked and tested, and to be honest also being very very stoned on pain meds.

Because I was feeling good and I loathe spending the night at the hospital - the team agreed as long as my pain was under control I could go home that day. So home is where I went and where I have been for the last few days. And life has been pretty uneventful since. I have been sleeping, nursing my sore tummy, watching a lot of Food Network, and snuggling with my puppy Clark and amazing hubby Jamie.

I have been forbidden from doing much for the next 4 weeks, so there will just be a whole lot of resting, reading, and convalescing happening up in here. But don't worry, I will be up and running again before you know it!

Love your Favourite Darwinian Fail,
Krysten

42 comments:

  1. I'm so glad to hear surgery went well. Rest up, and you'll be back in no time!

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  2. sending lots of love. glad to hear you're doing well!

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  3. Let us know if you need any magazines or books to keep you busy! I am so stuck on the Food network and HGTV. 4 weeks... Maybe journaling could become a good past time. Think of all the novels you could read? I love coloring at these moments, too. Glad all is well, girlie! And that you have a wonderful hubby and puppy keeping you company.

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  4. So happy you're doing well! Sending love <3

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  5. I'm so glad that your surgery went well and you're recovering. I've been thinking about you!

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  6. So glad all went well.

    Food Network keeps me sane when I'm stuck sick at home lol

    Rest up!

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  7. Glad to hear you're doing well!! Enjoy that rest :)

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  8. YAY! So glad to hear you're doing well!! Fingers crossed for a speedy recovery! xo

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  9. I'm so glad you're well and resting! Boycotting: NO MORE SURGERIES! ;) xoxo

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  10. Rest up sweetie!! So glad you were able to go home so soon too. That has to be so much more comfortable.

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  11. Glad to hear it went well and that you're on your way to recovery! <3

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  12. So happy everything went well!! I know you won't be down long. Can't let any grass grow under the runners.

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  13. I'm so glad to hear from you that everything went well! I'll be joining you in the "do nothing for a month" camp next Friday (15th) when I have my seventh surgery. I am already getting incredibly restless just thinking about it-but am also very excited to get my implants! Heal quick and easy, my friend! xoxoxoxo

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  14. Happy to hear the surgery went well, wishing you exciting things on tv, good reads and creative inspiration to keep yourself busy! Looking forward to seeing you back on your feet soon!

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  15. So glad to read this update. I've been thinking of you. Take it easy :)

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  16. I am glad to hear you are home and and sound xo
    "Bring their A-Game" I love that. xo

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  17. So glad to hear that your surgery went well. Gotta love cracking jokes as you drift off to sleep. haha. Sending lots of healing vibes to you!!! Here's to a speedy recovery!

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  18. So happy you are doing well, girl! Rest your days away, you need it! You will be back and at it in no time!! xoxo

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  19. Sending so much love your way!! I hope you have a speedy recovery. And how to you look SO pretty after surgery?! :D

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  20. Happy recovery! I hope you are back on your feet quickly!

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  21. Glad all went well, sending more happy robot heart thoughts your way. If you can, enjoy the downtime and relax and rest up for the awesome to come! :)

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  22. Glad you are home and doing well and have the love and support of your husband and obviously your dog. ;) Oh and all of us who follow you through our computers! Stay positive, strong, and know we are all here for you! XO

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  23. So glad to hear you're already home and resting with your adorable puppy :) Sending many well wishes and a speedy recovery!

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  24. So happy to hear you're safe and sound and in recovery at home. REST rest rest and feel well and back to your old self soon!

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  25. Very happy surgery went well and that you are home!!!! Wishing you well!!!

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  26. So glad to see that things went smoothly - an answer to prayers!! I know it will be tough to be so sedentary the next 4 weeks, but stay strong! We want you back 100%! :)

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  27. Love that you yelled "Bring your A-Game Doctors!" To them. :) Happy to hear everything went well. xo.

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  28. Get well soon!! If I ever meet Darwin in some parallel universe, I'm gonna kick him in the nuts for you ;)

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  29. So happy everything went well! I always find that snuggling my pup extra hard makes for a quick recovery :)

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  30. YOU ARE SO AMAZING!!!!!! Please DO take care & get well soon - I know you will! Clark knows what is going on. I read a blog about a lady that had cancer & her dog literally knew it all - you could tell & would not leave her side! I think Clark knows & he is not going to leave your side - these animals sense these things...

    HUGS!

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  31. i'm pretty sure you will be up and running Ultra's soon with your strength! Rest up and so glad you are home!

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  32. Glad you're doing well! Get well soon!

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  33. Glad it went smoothly. Stay positive, and you'll be back and racing before you know it!

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  34. you are so brave! Rest and get better!

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  35. glad your surgery went well lady! and how do you manage to look so beautiful even lying in a hospital bed??? hang in there! xo

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  36. So glad that you're home!!! I hope you are reading lots of awesome books and planning to write great reviews of them ;)
    I LOVE food network! I've turned the bf onto it too. He's been totally into the Rachel vs Guy challenge this year and DVR's it every week!

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  37. Really glad to hear that everything went well! An uneventful day in surgery is better than the alternative, that's for sure. Rest up, girlie!

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  38. I'm soooo happy to hear your home, and that surgery went well. I can tell by your writing that your amazing spirit is still intact if not stronger!

    The next 4 weeks will fly by. Hang in there! We "heart" you!!

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  39. I am so late to the party here! I'm glad it all went well and that you got to go home right away. May the next four weeks so quickly and the healing go smoothly!

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  40. Oh Krysten I'm so happy you are resting at home and that everything went okay! I think about you every day xo
    I hear you big time!

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  41. You are such an inspiration! I'm glad that your surgery went smoothly, despite the delay... That happened to my hubby when he had surgery in November, the waiting game is the worst! I hope you're feeling a bit better Bionic Woman ;)


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