One week ago at this point I guess I was in the PACU (Post-Anesthesia Care Unit) I ended up there all night because there was not a bed available in Trama ICU where the surgeon wanted me. By staying in the PACU I was the only patient and had a nurse dedicated to me for the night. Linda was her name and she was wonderful!
SO today I had my first visit with the home health care visiting nurse. She is actually set to visit with me daily until the drains are removed. The visit went well..blood pressure has been perfect! 110/70. I also received a call from the hospital to check on me. After sitting with the nurse at my kitchen table, I think it is starting to hit me the scale of my surgery. It was big!
I am getting a little better at getting in and out of bed. Wish I could raise the head of my bead at home like I could in the hospital. Here is the pic of my family/bed room. Thank you to my wonderful hubby for setting me up in the family room! Frank had to run out for a few work appointments today but a wonderful friend stopped in to make us lunch. How strange it is for me to sit in my own kitchen while someone else makes hot dogs for my kids. I am struggling! I want to run the vacuum, I want to lift the milk! Instead I watched my super 7-year-old put a load of wash in the washer and a neighbor swiffer my kitchen floor.
Each day gets better and it has only been a week..one really long unbelievable week.