Tuesday, June 2, 2009
out of comission
I had surgery on my elbow today...I knew it was coming for a few weeks now and over the weekend I was scrambling to have a lot of fun and get tons of stuff done....and now reality is setting in and I have come to the conclusion that I am going to go nuts!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wasn't nervous at all until they came in and told me about the anesthesia....and then it all happened so quickly...the nurse didn't tell me to count backwards or anything.......I opened my eyes 3 hours later and I didn't even know they had done it! They gave me an epidural under my arm and it feels like a dead piece of wood. When I stroke my fingers with my other hand they don't even feel like they are mine....creepy! As they were discharging me and giving my instructions thats when I knew this wasn't at all what I thought....I have a cast that can't get wet....how am I going to take a bath and wash my hair?! Especially when Chip is out of town?...bedrest for 48 hours with it elevated above my heart...no driving for 2 weeks! He said a month to heal, a month for recovery, and a month to get my strength back! 3 months??!! I was thinking about 6 weeks!!! This is all a total shocker!! He is the surgeon for the Steelers and Penquins....I can't imagine him telling them 3 months!! I don't have any feeling in my fingers yet, but maybe when I do I can do a little bit........I was planning on going to a GNO with my friends from the Y tomorrow night....and a scrapbook crop on Friday night....but right now it's a struggle to rip the toilet paper off, so I don't think that is going to happen. I truly would have made a few batches of soup and a casserole or two....I don't know what I was thinking!!! And thank goodness my Dad offered to take Cubby to Buffalo for the week!! Having him here would have made it sooooooooo much harder!!! Well......this typing one handed is really hard....especially pressing the shift button to make a capital letter.....so I'm going to wrap it up for now....please check back.....I'm not sure how my progress will be on my little blog....but I know I'll try and do a little bit! Oh, and a big thanks to Chip for taking care of me today...check out the big pink body pillow he got me at Target when he ran in to get my prescription....he did forget to bring me some dinner, but thats okay...I'm worried sick about gaining 25lbs. back because I can't go to the Y!!! I'll miss you terribly girls!!!!