That is what my surgeon said to me at my post-op appointment this morning. I am so happy this is over. I can go back to my normal routine. =) And now really looking forward my vacation in a few weeks.
He did ask me about my arm (it is still sore at the joint but only when I fully extend it). He is not too worried. He asked me about my tongue’s numbness (there is still a spot where I feel tingly). He said it is caused by the tubes they inserted down my throat. I kinda figured that since it feels like a hot coffee burn. It doesn’t bother me as much but I truly hope it goes away soon. He did say to call him if anything comes up. I have his number. =)
I apparently I was the second patient to have NOTES (Natural Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery) done at Northwestern Memorial Hospital . They are currently looking for their third patient. It is an awesome feeling to know that you are helping the medical world to advance. Yay me! =P
My throat is not as sore as it was yesterday. I still gag a bit and I cannot speak loudly yet. My arm is still sore but it is also on it way to healing. My belly doesn’t hurt much either. On occasion I will feel a slight cramp but it goes away quickly.
My post op appointment is November 13 at 8:15. I can’t wait until this is over!
Well, I did have to spend the night at the hospital. I was discharged at 3:30 and got home before 4 pm. I was so happy to see Diego. I missed him a lot.
The surgery went well. I have two small cuts on my belly. My throat is very sorry and I really can’t speak a lot because I start gagging a bit. My right arm is also very sore. Not sure what happened there. They did take some x-rays to make sure nothing was wrong. The orthopedist came by and told me that it is probably it was just a small blood clot and eventually will go away. Just make sure to keep my arm elevated and iced. I can’t pick up anything over 10 pounds which really sucks because I can’t carry Diego for about 2 weeks.
I had a good welcome home. My parents came home with some fajitas, my brother brought me some chicken noodle soup and my in-laws brought some beef stew. We now have food for the rest of the week and weekend.
My stomach is not bothering me much. I guess that is a good thing. I can’t wait to feel better and be able to the stuff I was doing before this happened. But at least I will no longer have another gallbladder attack ever again. Yay!
Well it is now official: my gallbladder surgery is scheduled for tomorrow at 7:30 am, so I have to be in the hospital at 6 am. I was kind of hoping to get a later time so I can get Diego ready for the day so it seems that is not going to happen. =(
I am also hoping that they don’t keep me overnight for observation as they mentioned since it is Halloween. I want to spend some of the day with Diego.
Wish me luck!