So I’ve been sending out emails, making phone calls. Texting. But there only remains the blog.
T.C. came through her surgery yesterday morning just fine. She opted for a version of a local anaesthetic, even though she was fearful that she’d hear some sort of “chain saw massacre”. However, the Doc assured her that they’d mix up a nifty cocktail that would either put her mostly to sleep or erase the entire event from her memory. Seems to have been effective. Plus, then she didn’t need to have a general anaesthetic which, as we all know, can present its own set of issues.
Anyhoodle, I’ve been hanging around the hospital for the last couple days. Yesterday (surgery day) was a bit of a long one, as we had to be there by something like 6:30 a.m., and the only thought that I had was, any time we have to be up and out the door at that hour or earlier, there’s usually a flight involved. Preferably to some place warm. We only got to go to the hospital. Bah!
She has a “pain pump”. I think that was the term they used. It’s a method of injecting a morphine derivative directly into her IV. Seems it only really takes the edge off, and she hits that sucker about three times an hour, or depending on what little event might be coming up, like physio, then it’s about ten minutes before any moving about.
I mostly sit and read, just to be there with her, since the pain drug tends to make her sleepy. That’s kind of a good thing, as she was able to sleep the entire night through last night. I don’t think I’ve ever made it through the entire night when in hospital. Mind you, it’s been about 20 years since I’ve spent a night in a hospital, so I’ve forgotten most of that experience. Probably just as well.
They’ll be punting her out tomorrow afternoon, providing that she can demonstrate that she can manage at least a half dozen stairs. That’s her passport out. And that’s only because we have stairs here at home. Why did we let that slip out?
So I’ve got the cane, the walker, the various other gadgets. I think we’re good to go.
And really, using a walker? Probably something that should be practised ahead of time. It’s like rubbing your head and patting your belly. It’s a certain skill set, with a very steep learning curve. Just my two cents.
A walker is provided for her in her room, as she did have to use it a couple times to shuffle into the loo. Well supervised I understand.
No pictures today. Nothing of interest to photograph. Did you want to see more snow falling??
I didn’t think so.
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