10.15.2012

Weekend: Surgery

The best party about having surgery:  everybody you love sends you flowers and candy and magazines and a million text messages!

The worst part about having surgery:  everything else about having surgery.

Last Thursday, I had a procedure done to fix the herniated disc in my back I've been struggling with for the last year and a half, and it all went (mostly) really well!  Now I'm home again, with a husband who is taking care of my every whim, and I'm ready to get some serious recovery underway!

In the past 5 days, I've had many firsts, including:

My first overnight stay in a hospital.
My first experience in an operating room.
My first time laying down for 24 hours without moving - much easier said than done.
My first time watching 5 episodes of Secret Life of the American Teenager in a row (which I do not recommend to anyone)
My first time eating a dinner that Scott made without any help from me - and it was delish!

My life is going to be a teensy bit boring the next few weeks because I can't do much while my back is healing up, but since blogging is one thing that's really easy to do from bed...you'll still hear from me :)

10 comments:

  1. Think about doing some hand sewing! Hope you feel better!

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  2. Feel better, Valerie! Watch some good movies (or bad movies, whichever you prefer) that you haven't had the time to watch!

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  3. Oh, this sounds painful.. Get well soon!!!
    But isn't it (kind of) perfect to improve your knitting/crocheting skills? I learned it last year, when i had this terrible never ending cough. And now I own this beautiful scarf (ok, it was a 2. try; first one was ugly and went right into the litter box) and lot of cuffs and i'm still working on a hexagon blanket. Fun!
    Get well soon and be patient with your back!

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  4. Oh man that does not sound fun! Good luck with the recovery! P.S. I'm so glad I found your cute blog!

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  5. Oh no-- so sorry to hear about this.

    Two years ago, I was out of commission for a while due to a medical procedure, and I couldn't eat solid foods. As a result, I couldn't get enough of food shows! I watched a TON of "Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives," and any other food show that was on.

    Wishing you a speedy, healthy recovery!

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  6. I hope you're feeling better soon! Good to hear the surgery went well though :) And keep resting, I couldn't imagine staying in the same position for 24 hours.. I'm so fidgety..

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  7. Wishing you a speedy recovery and the sanity to endure the recovery process! It's not easy :) You'll be back on your feet in no time.

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  8. hope you feel better ASAP, darling! i had back surgery (for scoliosis) when i was 14, so i empathize!

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  9. hope you have a speedy recovery!

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  10. OUCH!! Yikes! Hope you recover quickly!

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