Good afternoon Family!
I'm thrilled to report good news on our "Betsey Ross"
While it is hard at times, to tell someone's demeanor with texting and emails, ... I had the privilege to speak with her by phone a few minuets ago, and much to my surprise, she was full of life, and had a giggle or two while she updated me on the her "Post-OP" surgery report.
The surgery took about
an hour, and was started at 9am this morning. They removed the metal plates around the "Tiba" area, and said that the surgeon, noted that the tissue around the metal plates looked poor and they figure she was allergic to them. It seems like it was a good call to remove it! (they bagged them, and let her keep it for sentimental sake)
Betsey said she was a 9 on the pain scale when she went in this morning, and now,... is already at a 5, with the help of oral pain med's (Percocet & Dilaudid)...no pump is was needed after the surgery. No cathater was needed either. (always a plus)
I asked her how she thought her overall care was so far, and she had absolutely no complaints! (Another Plus)
To tell you the truth, she really surprised me, with how well she sounded on the phone. She sounded,... what we called on the farm "Bright-Eyed & Bushy-Tailed" ........full of energy raring to go!..........full of giggles and laughter!
At the moment, ...the plan is to spend the evening at the hospital, to make sure all is well, and then she should be released sometime tomorrow. (maybe by noon) I really do expect her to post here tomorrow, if she keeps doing so well.
As far as a "caregiver" it looks like she will have one as soon as she gets home, and they will be checking in on her all this week. So...that is good news,... as she had been plenty worried about it.
Betsey....says she appreciates all the prayers, and well wishes from her family of members here! I can tell you from personal experience, this is so welcomed, and appreciated by anyone who goes through a surgery. It's a wonderful surprise to see CP members post their "Well Wishes"....so post if you can please! It makes for some good reading as one recovers.
So with that!....I think we can "Congratulate" her on a successful surgery!...and pray that her recovery is a quick one! Long term hopes.... are that this will reduce, her overall pain, and she can live her life with a better quality than she has had so far.
I will update, as soon as I hear anymore, or if something changes.
Betsey...prayers for you!...and we hope you have a wonderful and speedy recovery!
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Post Edited (Screaming Eagle) : 6/6/2011 12:41:32 PM (GMT-6)