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?
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.
I can not tell you how much I appreciate the continued prayers, thoughts, notes, emails, and goodies. My sparkfriends are the best!