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Friday, July 30, 2010

Update

Hi, everyone! Thank you for all of your sweet words, thoughts and prayers! I wanted to give you all an update as to what has happened:

I checked in to the hospital yesterday morning at 5:30am. When I was getting prepped for surgery, it took them three times to try to get my iv in my arm. It was awful. My surgery got underway at 7:30am and I was out of the OR by 8:30am. The cyst/tumor was a dermoid (contained human fibroids) and it was benign. It was the size of a large egg. They did not have to remove my ovary, which is wonderful!

I spent most of the day yesterday pushing my pain med button and trying to relax. Let me just tell you, you don't get much sleep in a hospital.Fred and my parents were sweet enough to stay with me all day. They brought me two McAlister's unsweet teas and the most delicious Frosty ever. Fred ended up staying the night with me. He's a great nurse!

This morning, they came and removed my catheter and made me walk. It was painful.
They brought me some solid food, but nothing tastes good. After I managed to eat a little, they told me that if I could hold down my pain meds for an hour that I could go home. That hour mark is fast approaching and I am ready to go home!

I finally found out my recovery time which will be four weeks. I can drive in about a week to two weeks. The next month should be hard, but I'll get through it. Thank you again for everything! Y'all are amazing. I feel so blessed!

Have a great weekend and hopefully I'll be back to the blogging world on Monday!

24 comments:

d.a.r. said...

Hope you are on your way home to a comfy bed and trashy tv!!! Prayers for a speedy recovery with no complications!

Neely said...

prayers for a speedy recovery!!!

Paige said...

so glad has gone well so far. And yeah for benign and still having the ovary!!!!!! :) Praying for a quick recovery full of lots of pampering!!!!!

paige

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

Praying for you sweet friend!

Jenn @ WestSacHoney said...

Glad it went well have a smooth and fast recovery!

Natasha said...

glad to know it went well sweetie... you're in my prayers for a fast and full recovery!!

Megan said...

Glad it went well! Praying for a fast recovery...I hear Frosty's help, haha!

Mr. and Mrs. Smith said...

Thinking of and praying for you!

Perfectly Imperfect said...

Glad you're surgery went well!! Hopefully you're at home and resting by now!

TeachingInHeels said...

Happy to hear everything is going well so far...

Miss Chelsea said...

Yikes scary... so glad you are on your way to recovery though!

Taylor @ The Undomestic Momma said...

Im praying for you Caroline..so thankful it was benign! I hope you recover fast and start to feel better soon!

Jenny DB said...

My thoughts are with yoU!!!! Get better soon :-)

Ms. Emily Ann said...

So glad it's all finished and you didn't have to have an overy removed! You are a strong girl, and lucky to have such great support!! Sending you well wishes for a speedy recovery!!!

Mrs. Bear said...

I am sending nothing but good vibes your way! Hope your recovery is fast - lots of love and prayers for you!

Caitrin said...

so glad to hear everything went well! yumm, a frosty sounds delicious right about now :)

PaigeR530 said...

Glad to hear all is well! Rest up and have a speedy recovery!

Domestic Goddess said...

So glad everything went well!! Rest up sweet girl!!!

Angie S said...

oh girl...praying!!

Shelby Bukhenik said...

That sounds good, I hope you are in the big beautiful bed of yours resting up and getting better right now!!

Meagan@Megs7827 said...

I can't believe recovery time is so long! You are such a trooper!

Jen said...

Thinking of you for a speedy recovery! And yay for being benign!! Take care and rest :)

Leslie @ A Blonde Ambition said...

So glad everything went well! Prayers for a speedy recovery!

star said...

I am happy to hear everything went well! Take care, and I hope you recover soon!