Taking my last few steps of freedom, from the hotel to the hospital.
Almost ready to go back, glorious hairnet and all. Getting pretty nervous, happy meds can only do so much.
Finally out of surgery. Definitely still groggy and out of things. Took a long time to come out of the anesthesia fully. Actually had a lot of breathing problems afterwards and wasn't getting enough oxygen. It was a terribly long night in recovery. Note all the blankets, I had to have five. Funny part is, I was put in the cancer ward. Made quite a confusing night for the nurses watching me.
Big moment. Finally well enough to be discharged! Definitely a happy moment. First meal was a good ol' pb+j and it was glorious. The ice cream was even better. Anything is better than jello and mushy nasty hospital 'eggs'.
Even bigger moment. Made it to my first steps finally. There is a ton of immense pain and a lot of rules and do's and dont's I have to follow now. I have to wear all sorts of stuff like my brace whenever I'm up and about, dressings, tights to prevent blood clots, a CPM machine eight hours a day, and braces to hold my feet and legs in place when I'm laying down. Plus rehab five times a week on top of at home exercises.
Home finally!! Comfy bed, real food, and all my movies and fun bed-ridden stuff here I come.
Chilling and getting some rest finally. Still doped up on all of my eight medications. My medication schedule is ridiculously crazy. And of course my ever faithful kittyman is happy I'm back home. I'm so glad to see him again. Haha and that is me making fun of all the stupid duck face pictures out there, don't take that one too seriously.
WARNING: These are not for the faint of heart.
Here are some of the pictures from during the surgery if you all want to see. I didn't post the bloody ones just cause I was worried it would be too much for you all.