I'm home!

@Katlady2 (9920)
United States
February 5, 2008 3:38pm CST
Hello my wonderfully dear friends. I'm home safe and sound. I've actually been home since Friday night, but I've felt so lousy that even looking at the computer wasn't an option. This won't be a very long post because it really hurts to sit up in the computer chair. But I just wanted to let you all know that I'm ok, I'm home, and there have been no complications other than some pretty extreme nausea from the anesthesia right after the surgery was done. When I get to feeling a bit better I will be back and fill you in some more on how things went. Love you all............Carryl
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30 responses
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
5 Feb 08
Hi my dear friend....Soooo glad to hear from you. Sorry to hear that you're having pain there, but heck you went through fairly major surgery so I don't think you'll be doing the ramba dance any time soon...LOL. Just take care of yourself and let yourself heal. Glad to know your back home and on the mend....my prayers go out to you for your healing..(((((hugs)))))
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
9 Feb 08
Heck...I'm not even quite up to dancing in my seat yet...but I can sure tap my toes to the beat! LOL! Thanks so much my friend. Things are going a lot more smoothly than I thought, so that rhumba dance might be happening really soon. Hahahaha!
@IceMagi2 (102)
• United States
5 Feb 08
I'm glad you're home safe and sound. Welcome back!
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
9 Feb 08
Thank you hon. Sorry it took me a while to get back to you. I'm still pretty sore at the moment. Have a great weekend.
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@bellaofchaos (11550)
• United States
6 Feb 08
Hey there I'm so glad things went ok with no complications. I hope you get some rest and the pain gets less and take care of yourself.
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
11 Feb 08
Thank you my friend. I'm getting better day by day, and the pain has lessened considerably...it's much better than I thought it would be this soon. Big hugs to you hon.
• United States
12 Feb 08
I'm so glad that your feeling better I wish you a fast and safe recovery my friend and take care and don't try and do to much to soon. LOL!!!
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@alamode (3073)
• United States
5 Feb 08
Hey--- You sound good! I'm so glad it went well... now your new life begins! Sending lots of love and encouragement!
@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
9 Feb 08
Thanks sweetie. Been getting lots of sleep...in between counting ounces of liquids and protein. LOL! I didn't think I would feel better so quickly, but I really do, aside from the soreness where the staples were. Lots of love and hugs right back at ya!
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@alamode (3073)
• United States
9 Feb 08
Yeah, I know how those feel... I've had more staples in me than a storm window! I read through all of your responses, and you do sound darned positive, and yes, an bit tired. Now the regimentation begins, with how much and how often... after my intestinal obstruction, I lived for a year on 1/3 cup of food every 4 hours, so I with you on that part of it, too! Can't wait to have you back on the new BRAT... everyone gets their own album if they send me their stuff... got Mr. V posted for you already...LOL! LOVES and HUGS!
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• United States
6 Feb 08
Oh how wonderful!! Im so glad everything went as planed! Get plenty of rest dear. Hope to see you here soon. We love you!!
@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
11 Feb 08
Awwwww...thanks so much hon. I'm doing so much better now, thankfully. And yes...I'm being good and not over doing it, I promise (if I did, I think your mom would come and kick my butt all over the place LOL). Love you too hon.
@nyumix (1661)
• Belgium
6 Feb 08
Hi there, welcome home and welcome back again in mylot. Wondering if you missed to write on mylot when you were away.
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
11 Feb 08
Thank you hon. Yes....I very much missed being here with everyone. Now that I'm back, it feels like I've come home. Thanks again.
@Bev1986 (1427)
• United States
6 Feb 08
Yeah! Glad you are home! Here's hoping and praying that things continue to go well and you recover very quickly!
@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
11 Feb 08
Hi hon. Thank you so much for your thoughts and prayers. Hugs to you!
@Feona1962 (7527)
• United States
6 Feb 08
I am so glad you are home now...and glad that you are doing fine...take it easy and we will talk soon...hugs terre
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
11 Feb 08
Thank you hon. I will try to give you a call some time this week. I miss you PPP. Love ya and lots of hugs!
@someonesmom (5765)
• Canada
6 Feb 08
Hi Katlady, It's so wonderful to see you here. I'm really happy that your surgery's over, and that you're now on the road to recovery. Please take care of yourself. xxx
@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
11 Feb 08
I'm happy that it's over with too! ;-) Thank you hon.
• United States
6 Feb 08
awwwww Kat! I am so glad you are back home! I am wishing ya the best!! and I am so glad that you are doing better! hugs!
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
11 Feb 08
Hey sweetie! Thank you so much for being here for me. You are such the awesome friend. Hugs back at ya!
@sacmom (14315)
• United States
6 Feb 08
Welcome back Carryl. Sorry, I don't think I replied to your previous discussions about your upcoming surgery, but I'm glad to hear that it went well (other than the nausea, of course). Take it easy. :)
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
11 Feb 08
No need to apologize hon. Thank you so much for your caring and support. I really appreciate it. Take care hon.
@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
5 Feb 08
Welcome home and glad to hear it was a somewhat uneventful surgery. Looking forward to your coming back and letting us know more.
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
9 Feb 08
I think other than the pain, the worst part was right afterward in ICU. The anesthesiologist didn't put anything in the IV so that I wouldn't get sick, and they had to keep me in the ICU for over 5 hours until they could get the nausea under control. They finally had to put some kind of patch behind my ear, and that did the trick. Between that and the morphine that they first had me hooked up to (which I'm allergic to) the head nurse practitioner that was there with me was beyond ticked off! But she got everything all straightened out. Oh...and they had to keep reminding me to breathe, because I would stop, and the monitor would flat line. But it was just because I would basically forget to take a breath. I guess, compared to the surgery itself though, all of that isn't as bad as it sounds. Big hugs to you hon.
@noriko (1254)
5 Feb 08
welcome home friend. just take your time and get a lot of rest.
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
9 Feb 08
Thank you hon. I'm most definitely getting my rest. My sofa is my best friend at the moment. LOL
@gabs8513 (48716)
• United Kingdom
5 Feb 08
Sweetie I am so happy to see you home Also go to my Discussion that I did on your Hubby's request and get all your well wishes from ther Love you Sweetie
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
9 Feb 08
Thank you for posting that hon. I really appreciate it. I read all the wonderful responses, but haven't been able to sit up long enough to respond to them. But I'm getting better by the day. Love you so much my dear friend.
@carolbee (16241)
• United States
5 Feb 08
I've been thinking about you. So glad your surgery went well. I also know how the nausea can make a person feel horrible after surgery. I have the same situation anytime I've had anesthesia. I have to make this real brief as we are having horrible storms and tornado warnings again in our area tonight. Take care and will be waiting anxiously to hear from you once you are back at the computer.
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
9 Feb 08
Thank you so much hon. I hope you've stayed safe through all of those horrible storms. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Please let me know that you are ok.
@carolbee (16241)
• United States
9 Feb 08
We are just fine. The weather has been nasty and strange. Glad you are doing well enough to be myLotting. Take care.
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• Canada
21 Feb 08
I just responded to your reply about welcoming Louise and wanted to pop over for an update on how you made out on your surgery. Thank goodness you are back home and doing better. You have been in my thoughts and prayers it is great to know you are home. Now we are back in touch I'll be dropping by more often as time permits. Continue to take REALLY good care of yourself. I will await further updates on your transformation journey. Keep us posted! Love and big gentle hugs, Raia
@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
25 Feb 08
Thank you so much Raia. I'm sorry it's been so long for me to respond. I actually have not touched the computer for about 4 days. I had some unusual pains start up, so I've been pretty much resting and taking it easy. I will be posting an update soon, I promise. Hugs to you sweetie....Carryl
@MsTickle (24962)
• Australia
12 Feb 08
Hi beautiful. It's lovely to hear from you. Glad you're ok and wish I could make things easy for you. I reckon you've a good deal of recovery and adjustment to go through so at least rest as much as you can and build up your energy. Just take your time and be good and take care. Big gentle hugs to you (((((Carryl)))))
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
12 Feb 08
Hello my wonderful favorite cheshire pal. Thank you so much for your encouragement and support hon. Actually, I'm feeling pretty good now. My energy level seems to be a bit higher than it was BEFORE the surgery! I'm so amazed by it too. I actually walked for about a mile and a half this morning. My legs are still protesting a bit, but all and all it was a really nice walk. But I'm still being good and not attempting the housework yet....can't bend enough to do it yet anyway. Lots of love and hugs back to you my dear friend.
@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
10 Feb 08
More important to have a good rest and let the wound heal. Take care :)
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
11 Feb 08
Yes, that is so true. And that's what I did all week long too. I feel much better because of it too. Thank you so much my friend.
@sherrir101 (3670)
• United States
7 Feb 08
Carryl, I am glad that you are home and thing went smoothly. You will feel better in time. Some deep even breathing can help with the nausea. Drink lots of water. (((hugs)))
@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
11 Feb 08
Thank you hon. I'm feeling much better now. Still pretty sore in two spots, and I still have to sleep on my back, propped up with pillows on the bed, but it's so much better than a week ago. And the nausea was completely gone by Tuesday morning thankfully. My trusty water bottle is at my side at all times, and I'm keeping track of all of the ounces I've been drinking. Feels kinda like a full time job. LOL! Thanks again hon. Hugs to you.
@cwilson26 (2737)
• United States
6 Feb 08
Great to have you back. Hope everything went well for you. You go and get better and heal up and get back to us soon. Hope to hear from you when you feel better! :)
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
11 Feb 08
Thank you so much hon. I am most definitely feeling better now. The pain isn't even a quarter as bad as what it was last weekend. Big hugs to you my friend.