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Nothing says "Happy Valentines Day!" like a bedpan...

Friday, February 08, 2013

Or "Happy Birthday" for that matter. As surgery is on Tuesday afternoon, I will be in the hospital and drugged pretty efficiently for both my husband's 45th birthday on Wednesday, and V-day on Thursday. Doesn't that sound fun and romantic? emoticon

I'm actually pretty sad about this. Our 4 yr old thinks V-day is the best day ever. And I'd really like to be around to make my hubby's birthday special. So, rather than sitting around having a panic attack about surgery, I've been planning. I have little boxes of treats, cards, and coloring books/markers hidden on the bottom of my hospital bag. I've arranged for a good friend to go buy cupcakes and birthday balloons and deliver them to my hospital room early in the day so when my Hubby brings my daughter by for a visit, we can have a mini-party in my hospital room. Hopefully they will see that I've been thinking about them and doing what I can. I'm also hoping that this will make visiting me in the hospital less traumatic for my little one.

As for weight loss... well, I'm not eating much. Not by choice, but simply because the hernia has gotten so large that it is putting a lot of pressure on my stomach. When I eat, there is very little room before I feel sick. Last night some dear friends delivered homemade chicken noodle soup, stuffed with veggies and home made noodles. With cheese bread, salad, and apple turn overs. I ate about 1/2 a cup of noodles and broth with 2 bites of bread. That was the most food I'd eaten in 2 days.

Activity is very limited. I tire easily (likely from the pain and the medication), and I'm fearful of anything making the hernia worse at this point. Naps, TV, and reading are filling my days. Yesterday a friend took me shopping for a new robe and pj's for the hospital. We walked at a slow pace and shopped for about an hour. I returned home exhausted.

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    Hoping that you are feeling better very soon! emoticon
    1736 days ago
    Good luck with your surgery... You'll be in my thoughts aswell. Keeping my fingers crossed for you! emoticon
    1741 days ago
    I feel for you. I had abdominal surgery (colon resection) the week before Christmas. My hubby brought in a string of Christmas lights, and hung them up in my room. They really helped. Perhaps your hubby can put a few V day decorations up, to help your little one feel more at home. My recovery has been very quick and mostly trouble free, I wish you an even better recovery. Hang in there. Good luck! emoticon emoticon
    1741 days ago
    Once this is over with you will feel soooo much better! I hope you have as much fun as you can celebrating and that you recover quickly. I'll be thinking of you! emoticon emoticon
    1743 days ago
    You will come through this with flying colors, I just know it. And you have shown yourself to be a thoughtful and loving person, placing the needs and wants of your husband and child over your own. Nobody could blame you for not doing these things that you have planned, yet you are willing to do them all the same. Wonderful person you are.
    1743 days ago
    Some great ideas with the hospital party. You will get through this, feel better, and have it behind you soon! emoticon
    1744 days ago
    I've been thinking of you off and on so much these past days and then now and I know I will all the more for the coming days too. I hope that from here on out, your time will good in all ways. Your husband's birthday party and V-Day party plans sound so wonderful! That's sounds just like a caring, loving wife and mother planning like that. emoticon I'm originally from Seattle you know, so I KNOW you'll get the best of care! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1744 days ago
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    Your plans for your husband's birthday sound special. I hope all goes well for you.

    When I broke my ankle 3 years ago, my husband waited on me hand and foot. What a treasure a good husband is.
    1744 days ago
    Sounds like Valentine's and your hubby's birthday ought to turn out a little bit brighter with your thoughts and ideas. Definitely rest up, you will need it.

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  • SUGAR0814
    emoticon I'm sure your family will enjoy all the activities you have planned.
    1744 days ago
    I'm so excited for you that things are moving forward. I wish you didn't have to go through the lethargy and pain right now though. :(

    The V-day celebration sounds AWESOME! I agree that a 4-yo view of what's going on could be super super scary, but it sounds like you are turning something that is new and frightening into something that she can really enjoy. Instead of being a place full of scary machines, she'll remember that it was full of decorations and fun stuff. I know that will help in the future if (heaven forbid) she ever goes in herself or needs to go visit someone else. And it will be easier for her knowing that Mommy is in a place that is all about a party, rather than a scary place.
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  • MARIANNE9855
    What a thoughtful mom and wife you are to have all those plans for your family even when you are feeling bad and will be having surgery! Your family must love you very much. emoticon
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