Happy Mother's Day
Well, I'm not going to say that I'm actually enjoying Mother's Day myself, but at least I'm typing my own blog post which was impossible yesterday. :) My mom and the kids are coming for a visit this afternoon, and I'm looking forward to seeing the kids especially. As happened last year, this whole surgery and long time away from home wasn't planned and I know it caught both kids off guard. Hopefully, they'll feel a little relieved after our visit. Rory was very concerned that I would still have that tube down my nose, but excited that I'd have a new dress (hospital gown).
My procedure went well yesterday. They got rid of 3 stones in my common bile duct as well as some sludge. Sounds fun, right? They had to put me completely under because apparently the best way to do this procedure is to have the patient climb up on the table, lay on their stomach, let them drift off peacefully to sleep, then put the scope down your mouth, into the stomach, then make an incision to take care of the stones. Since I have a very long incision on my stomach plus drains from surgery Friday, there was obviously no way I could possibly climb up onto a stretcher and then lay on my stomach with just sedation. I don't care what they had to do as long as it resulted in getting that NGO tube out for good.
We have had fabulous nurses and techs. After having a really horrible Friday and Saturday, I slept all night long yesterday and while I've still got another 4-5 days in the hospital, hopefully I will be moving past the worst. I must have blocked out the memory of last year's surgery from my mind because OUCH.
Two things to share. First of all, my CA125 level was 13.9 which is the lowest it's been. Dr. W said he was very pleased and that he found nothing to worry about during surgery. Second, I finally met Dr. W's partner whose name is Dr. Num Num. It should more appropriately be Dr. Yum Yum. ;)
Happy Mother's Day!