Thanks for the well wishes, thoughts and prayers. I did have the surgery Tuesday and I am still here. I am doing very well according to the nurses, Drs. etc. I gained 21# following the surgery due to the nature of the surgery itself. I need to get some of this excess water off me and also to get my blood oxygen saturation to over 90%. It is also due to excess fluid. I may be going home tomorrow or by Monday. One of the nurses here let me use one of the computers because I told her I was so bored. I have done everything else they have asked of me. I have been walking, did the stairs, dressed, practiced a car transfer, tub transfer and bed transfers. I wish I could say it was a piece of cake but it really wasn't. Of the 5 surgeries I've had, this one was the hardest but it's also the most extensive and the good news is that the recovery is fairly quick. I can't help but believe that all the great thoughts and prayers I received helped me through it. I am 100% positive that I will be making a full recovery and will be better than before. I will email more when I can and please feel free to ask me anything regarding the surgery. Even though they told me what was going to happen, I had no idea what to expect when I went through it and I think that it's easier when you do.
There are 2 kinds of people in this world, the ones who do and the ones who don't.
| current weight: 196.0