Lucky

My operation is over and I am well. Thanks to all who have left comments and well wishes.

I am mostly very relieved that it is over and that it went well. None of the bad (baddish) things that could have happened happened at all. And I am not very sick, just weak. The operations was done with cameras, so I just have the small incisions, and no bag, and nothing that shouldn’t have been was cut or damaged. It seems like a really neat job to me.

My ex-hubby went with me to the hospital. He picked me up in the freezing dark, 6:30 am, and stayed with me until I went in. I was extremely grateful to have him there – it would have been a lonely few hours with no one there. In a way it was easier to finally get going and do things though, than to wait and worry.

Before an operation, you lie for a good long time in the pre-op room, while various specialists come around to talk and to do procedures (shots, blood pressure, I forget what else). Finally the surgeon himself comes, says a few things, and signs my belly button!

I am asked by at least four different people what operation I’m having, and someone even asks me in the operating room. There must be a huge fear of giving the right operation to the wrong patient. They can ask me as often as they want – by all means, get me the right operation, lol.

I’m still at my parents’. I haven’t felt like communicating….They have left now for their cottage, and I will go home tomorrow.

I feel lucky. I’m doing really well, a lot of people have helped me and expressed caring with visits and calls. Just I keep needing to lie down, so I’ll go do that now.

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16 comments
  1. artyelf said:

    Oh Beautiful One, I am so glad to read this post, Thank You ♡
    You have been in my thoughts every day, still sending you the light of healing. I am so happy it went well, and you have allowed others to help you.
    Rest up, be gentle, be well, my friend. ♡♥♡

    • Ellen said:

      Thank you Elyn. Thank you also for the healing light – when I could not sleep, I imagined all the light, prayers and good wishes sent my way, and it helped a lot. Take care

  2. Hey Ellen!!! What a relief. I’ve been checking and checking for updates. So glad everything is well. Do take care, we are all thinking of you.

    Write again soon, until then, rest and relax and stay positive.

    Best.

    Aaron

  3. I’m so glad to hear that it is going so well! I hope that your healing process continues to be smooth…

  4. Wonderful news. I am glad the baddish things didn’t happen. Remember that healing takes longer than most people think it should. Take care,

    • Ellen said:

      Thanks Ruth. I’m realizing healing is going to take longer than I first thought – lots of fatigue. Hugs

  5. laura said:

    yay, Ellen! I’ve been checking for updates too, thanks for sending us one. It’s great that your family came through in your hour of need. glad your hospital wasn’t one that removes the wrong kidney! take care and get stronger.

    • Ellen said:

      I am glad also, lol. Thanks Laura

  6. Mike Haitch said:

    Glad to hear you are doing OK

  7. Juliet said:

    I was so happy to read this. I hope your recovery goes according to plan xx

    • Ellen said:

      Thanks Juliet. Take care

  8. Harriet said:

    So happy to hear from you, I am just catching up on leaving comments. Take care of yourself.

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