Surgery is all over!

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Retired Mom
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   Posted 9/14/2010 3:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello Guys,
 
I just wanted to let you all know that my surgery went well (keep your fingers crossed that it stays that way).  It went so well, in fact, that they released me before 11:00 AM (and the surgery started at about 8:15).  Even the hospital personnel were shocked at how quickly I was able to come home.  They were too funny because they told me I would have to wait for a while to come home because I had been given pain meds (1mg dilaudid) and I kind of had to remind them that I already take 8 mg a day.  My PM Dr. didn't even recognize me because he had never seen me without makeup and hair (or dressed for that matter) and I'll probably have to remind him that I was even there when I see him again on Thursday for my regular appointment.  He was very good though!
 
They were very gentle with my back and thankfully I haven't had too many problems since the procedure.  I'm in some pain, but not near as much as I would have expected.
 
I slept all the way home and then have been resting and sleeping since I got home.  I just took a little break to get up and see my little girl a while before she goes back to grandmama's house for the night.  I don't think I'll be up to driving for a few days yet.
 
Thank you all for the positive comments before my surgery!  I really appreciate you all!
 
Retired Mom

couchtater
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   Posted 9/14/2010 3:56 PM (GMT -7)   
(((((((((((((((hugs))))))))))))))))))
Rest and get well soon.
Joy

Monty's Mom
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   Posted 9/14/2010 4:26 PM (GMT -7)   
I am so happy for you! Take care of yourself and I will pray for the same success through your whole recovery.

HUGS
Mindy
The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them. That's the essence of inhumanity. George Bernard Shaw


Pelvic adhesive disease, Irritable bowel syndrome, SI joint pain, 7 pelvic surgeries for pain, ovarian cysts, adhesions, and a kidney stone! Wait, future medial transcriptionist I must say ureteral calculus!

MIKEL99
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   Posted 9/14/2010 5:09 PM (GMT -7)   
  Hey Mom , thats great news !!! I'm so happy for you , take it slow and easy my friend ! I know just how your feeling , dealing with the healing ! I hope you expierence total releif !!! Hugs Mikel
HIV+. meds - epzicom, Kaletra . oxycontin as needed , indothemiacin . hip replacement surgery done !!! Staples out , a little redness , adjusting and hoping for the best .

skeye
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   Posted 9/14/2010 5:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi RM,

I'm so glad to hear that the surgery is over and went well AND that your back isn't much worse off! All great news! Take it easy for the next couple of days & give your body time to recover. Hope there's not too much post-op pain & discomfort tonight.

Thinking of you.

hugs,
Skeye

White Beard
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   Posted 9/14/2010 9:00 PM (GMT -7)   
retiredmom
 
I am glad that your surgery went well! I hope your recovery also goes well just becareful and follow all your Doctors orders.!!
 
Good Luck to You
 
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MsBunky
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   Posted 9/15/2010 1:52 AM (GMT -7)   
RM, I am so happy to hear that your operation was a success and you are already back home recuperating. Please make sure you follow all the instructions given to you, especially any regarding lifting...it's very important to not overdo it!!

I hope you have little or no pain as you continue to recuperate. Rest up, take it easy and please...feel better soon!

hugs,
Pam
DX: Fibro, Severe Myofascial Pain, Chronic Pelvic Pain, Surgical Adhesions, IBS, IC-PBS, Carpal Tunnel (both wrists), FAI, Reynauds, Opthalmic Migraines, Drug Related Hot Flashes, Physically Unable to Vomit due to Nissen Surgery, Extremely tiny and scarred veins (hard start for IV's)

Meds: Oxycontin, Tramacet, Cymbalta, Cesamet, Flexeril, Clonidine plus Vitamin D + Multi daily

Blessedx8
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   Posted 9/15/2010 2:07 AM (GMT -7)   
RetiredMom,

So glad to hear things went well; you did great - I'm proud of you! yeah

Yep, just continue to rest and take care of yourself... and keep us posted. But this is great news, my friend!

--Tina

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   Posted 9/15/2010 6:28 AM (GMT -7)   

 

   Good morning retiredmon!

   I'm really behind the ball here, but wanted to say that we are all happy things went well with your surgery.

    Now, get plenty of rest and take it easy for a while.

   SE


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   Posted 9/15/2010 7:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Retired mom,
So glad to hear it went so well!! Your so strong!
I hope your recovery continues to be as easy as it is now and gets even easier each day!!

Sending my love,
Buttercup.

Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 9/15/2010 9:46 AM (GMT -7)   

 

   Dear Retired,

     Oh what wonderful news. I am so glad you are back home and resting. I hope you continue to improve over time. Thank you so much for stopping by to let us know how it went.

*warmest huggs*
          dani


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hydrangea
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   Posted 9/15/2010 10:20 AM (GMT -7)   
So glad everything went well! Remember to follow the Dr. orders and don't over do it.....seems to be my problem.
Rest up!!!!
Hydrangea
"lIFE IS NOT WAITNG FOR THE STORM TO PASS.....IT IS about LEARNING TO DANCE IN THE RAIN"
Diagnosed crohns Disease, Bladder tumor and inflammation, Herniated disc, spinal stenosis, facet arthritis, degenerative disc disease, siatica, Three laparoscopis, hysterectomy, physical therapy, trigger point injections, spinal epidurals,
Meds lyrica, norco, amrix,metanx,pentasa.
Spinal Fusion 3/20

hydrangea
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   Posted 9/15/2010 10:20 AM (GMT -7)   
So glad everything went well! Remember to follow the Dr. orders and don't over do it.....seems to be my problem.
Rest up!!!!
Hydrangea
"lIFE IS NOT WAITNG FOR THE STORM TO PASS.....IT IS about LEARNING TO DANCE IN THE RAIN"
Diagnosed crohns Disease, Bladder tumor and inflammation, Herniated disc, spinal stenosis, facet arthritis, degenerative disc disease, siatica, Three laparoscopis, hysterectomy, physical therapy, trigger point injections, spinal epidurals,
Meds lyrica, norco, amrix,metanx,pentasa.
Spinal Fusion 3/20

tmjpain
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   Posted 9/20/2010 9:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Retiredmom
I was wondering if you could email me as I had some questions to ask you about your surgery.

Thanks
SUZANE

One day at a time!!

Retired Mom
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   Posted 9/20/2010 10:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Suzane,

I sent you and email for a more personal conversation on this issue. I'm not listed with the contact information on the site for personal reasons.

I look forward to hearing from you.
Retired Mom

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   Posted 9/20/2010 11:26 AM (GMT -7)   
R.M. So sorry I haven't been around! I'm so glad everything seems to have come out so well! Take it EASY & hang in there!
Hugz>
Pete
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