Friday, October 6, 2017

I Scared Hubby

Thank you for all the well wishes! My surgery went fine (after some unpleasant pre-operation procedures) in that the doctor thinks he got it all and only had to remove two lymph nodes for testing. I’ll know all the results when I see him on the 19th, the day before we leave for our California trip. He said he’d send me on my way with good news. I sure hope so.

But Wednesday night Hubby didn’t think it went so well. You see, I had problems coming out of anesthesia. Something both his parents had basically died from.

I was supposed to come home on Wednesday. Told Hubby I’d probably be starving, since I wouldn’t have eaten anything all day. Instead, I came to groggy and nauseous (Hubby said I was unresponsive, which scared the you know whatsis out of him), and I couldn’t keep anything down (food was the last thing I wanted). Doctor thought it best I spend a night in the hospital.

I was a mess. I kept thinking, what if this was my heart surgery? And will I have to go through all that again? Gosh, I hope not. I was miserable. I hate feeling nauseous. And Hubby felt a lot better when I started talking coherently with him. I don't think he'd have gone home to sleep if I hadn't.

I woke up in the morning with a headache, but once I got some coffee in me, I felt tons better (those caffeine withdrawals will get you every time). I arrived home yesterday afternoon feeling much better. Actually ate something!

The pain isn’t as bad as I thought it would be, and I’m only on ibuprofen. For now. I have some vicodin, but I’ll probably only use it before bedtime. At least until it doesn’t hurt to lie down (because this gal likes to sleep on her side!).

So… Who, besides me, is looking forward to a nice, uneventful weekend? And have you ever scared your significant other?

Happy Friday!



JeffO said...

I'm glad to hear the surgery went well, Stacy. Nice to see you back!

My mother-in-law had a bad time coming out of anesthesia after heart surgery. She was combative and practically raving, trying to pull out tubes, saying they "Sold her a bill of goods." It was scary, but I don't think it's all that uncommon. And yeah, those caffeine headaches will kill ya!

Have an event to do on Saturday (naturally), but am mostly planning on kicking back and relaxing. I've been dealing with a very sore throat this week and I want to get rid of it. Hope you have a nice, restful weekend!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Sorry about the crap after the surgery. That would've scared me as well. Take it easy this weekend and we'll be praying for great news on October 19.

Maria Zannini said...

Agh! You sound like my hubby. He too has a hard time waking from anesthesia.

He was first in line for a procedure and he was still there after everyone else had recovered and been transferred to their rooms. The nurses would come up to me and tell me they couldn't wake him up.

I have the same trouble with him even without anesthesia. :D

I'm so glad you're home. Rest, and stop scaring Jim.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jeff - Just so you know... You aren't making me feel any better about that heart surgery story! :)

Alex - I'll take it as easy as I can! Thanks.

Maria - I've never had a hard time with anesthesia before, which is probably what scared Hubby the most. He thought they'd screwed up during surgery (which is what happened with his mother--she never came out of it). No more scaring him, though. Now I'll just make him be my slave for the next 10 days. Hahaha!

JeffO said...

DOH! I'm an idiot, sorry about that!

Stacy McKitrick said...

I forgive you, Jeff. :)

Tanja said...

Chiming in late, as usual, but glad surgery overall seemed "uneventful". Being sicker-than-a-dog afterwards, I'd have scared myself right back into the hospital.
Now take it a bit easy, and you'll be back on your feet fast. Don't bounce up so fast you hit your head on the ceiling. K? -- T

Stacy McKitrick said...

Tanja - Take it easy? I'm always taking it easy. Haha! :D

The Happy Whisk said...

My goodness, girl. You two have been through enough! But I LOVE how you take care of each other. Cutest couple, ever.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Ivy - After all this grief, I am SOOOOOO looking forward to our vacation. I don't want to think about anything!! :)