Wednesday, August 01, 2012
Hey sparkpeeps! Howís it going?
I have been a very busy girl since my surgery. Iíll update on the surgery and maybe the rest later. Typing one handed makes things take so much longer! Ok being down my dominant hand makes everything take a lot longer!
So my surgery was last Monday. It went well. The whole idea was he was going to go in and clean up the edges of the tears and hopefully that would help with the pain. When the dr went in, it was worse then he thought. The one tear was flipped up (which was probably causing a lot of the pain) and the other was bad enough he needed to repair it. He is really optimistic that what he did will help a lot so that is good.
Itís been rough recovering. I did pretty well not freaking out before. I guess I talked myself down and basically told my self that the surgery wasnít an optional thing and to deal with it. I did well coming out of anesthesia, didnít get sick or anything. Thanks Notaboutheface for suggesting talking to them about the potential of getting sick because of family history. The issues I have had is with the pain medication after. I didnít go back to work until Thursday and only worked a half day because I was so sick/out of it. I went in at noon on Friday so I could make to 5pm. I stopped taking the pain meds Friday night and its been advil ever since. The last few days that has been hard because I have been back to work full-time and been getting in internship hours doing reference calls (which I have to type up notes on the calls). The pain has been a bit much but Iím kind of used to dealing with pain. I canít drive until next Wednesday when I get the splint off but people have been really nice giving me rides.
Itís been hard. Iím independent and stubborn and I donít like having to rely on others. Being down your dominate hand is hard. Showering is a pain in the butt. I canít do my hair. I donít like feeling like a burden on anyone so I have a hard time asking for help. The really nice thing is I have had a lot of offers to help and Iíve taken them when itís been specific. If you give me a vague Ďlet me know what I can do to helpí Iím not going to take it. If you give me a Ďdo you want a ride to work tomorrowí I will. My parents have been fabulous and so much help. A. has been great taking over when my parents left and it just makes me love him more. Itís been hard at work because Iím slow, I have to write left handed (which my co-workers love laughing at me because it looks like a 5 year old wrote it), and I have had so much catching up to do for last week. But I suppose itís made me slow down a bit and realize that I can only do so much, so fast and I have to be ok with that. The perfectionist in me is terribly annoyed :)
Ok thatís all I feel like typing out one handed. Hope every one is doing well!