Monday, March 21, 2011

Surgery 3.21.11

3/21/11 10:00 p.m.

Hello all! 

I'M here in the hospital.  Pretty woozy so please excuse any misspellings or improper punctuation.

They say the surgery went well. I heard it through the grapevine.  

They wheeled me into the Sx room round 2:10 I was out like a light, VERY soon after that.  Woke up at 5:22 on the clock in the recovery room.    I was in quite a bit of pain initially, and I believe my first word was " ouch" or "it hurts". I was pretty grumpy because I know there are meds  that can keep that from happening.  My recovery nurse, Patti, who happened to be a trail runner, was a pretty good sport about my grumpiness, and did a pretty good job keeping me distracted.   I liked her by the end because I heard her saying nice things about me in her report..   "she's a very well conditioned person". And even said nice things directly to me " you look very cute without hair, you should leave it that way," and then referenced how Sinead OConner looked much less attractive with hair.  Well, I'll think about it.  We got the pain under control with the little button I can push every 10 minutes if I want.

In the hospital room now and pretty set for the night.  Well fed. Just got back from restroom, ice water right here, and I've already put some light postural yoga into practice.  :)

Yes, a breast does have phantom feelings, and yes, I do somehow feel lighter and potentially faster. 

Thank You all for your love and support! Goodnight now.



  1. I know many people have tried to make comments. I am obviously a member of my blog, so looks like i can make a comment. I am going to try to figure out how other people can comment without being an official follower. I think you can do it as anonymous. If anyone else already knows how to comment, please let me know! thanks! Emily

  2. So glad the surgery went well! Rest have a lot of running like hell yet to do! :)