Wish her luck!

donn_(7b-8a)January 12, 2007

I'm leaving in a few minutes, to take SWMBO to the hospital to have her Gall Bladder removed.

With luck, we'll be home by late afternoon.

Cross your fingers, and sow a seed for her.

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bakemom_gw(z6 Central Ohio)

You got it, buddy! I am thinking about you both right now.

    Bookmark   January 12, 2007 at 12:17PM
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kqcrna(z6 SW Oh)

I hope it went well. Should be all over by now.

I know you'll be a good nurse.

Karen

    Bookmark   January 12, 2007 at 2:23PM
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pitimpinai(z6 Chicago)

Wishing both of you the fastest recovery. All went well, I hope.

    Bookmark   January 12, 2007 at 6:37PM
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donn_(7b-8a)

Thanks. We just got home. The surgery was a breeze, but the hospital was slow. She's resting comfortably in her recliner, and happy it's done.

    Bookmark   January 12, 2007 at 9:53PM
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solana(z5a NH)

Glad it went well!

SWMBO - wishing you a gentle recovery and best outcome. Take your time.

    Bookmark   January 13, 2007 at 3:47AM
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laurelin(z5a/4b Upstate NY)

Here's hoping for her quick recovery. A recliner and a loving helper sounds like a good start.

Laurel

    Bookmark   January 13, 2007 at 8:53AM
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kqcrna(z6 SW Oh)

Glad all went well.

Karen

    Bookmark   January 13, 2007 at 3:30PM
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bakemom_gw(z6 Central Ohio)

That's our girl! Best to you both! After Ohio State, I've been a little hinky about sure things...

    Bookmark   January 13, 2007 at 10:36PM
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donn_(7b-8a)

The most difficult part of this has been getting her to ask for what she wants, instead of getting up and getting it herself, but I think she's getting used to it now. She's happy to be home, and the dog is sticking to her like glue. Red comes and gets me when Madge needs something. It's like a Lassie moment. "Lassie, what does Mommy want?"

She's alternating between sleeping and watching victorian melodrama movies on the tube. The sunroom, where her recliner is, smells like a florist's shop due to an immense bouquet from her employer, which arrived yesterday. Roses, Lady's Mantle, Lilies and some kind of huge pink Snapdragon-like flowers, with long blades of ornamental grass. She was very impressed I knew what the Lady's Mantle was.

The only discomfort she has is in her shoulder blades. Apparently they stuffed her upper torso with inert gas, in order to expand the volume of the area and reduce the size of the gall bladder. That pressure on diaphragm and skeleton stressed her bones. The actual incisions aren't bothering her at all, even though it looks like she took a hit from Dick Cheney's shotgun, right in the abdomen. 4 tiny angry red wounds dot her tummy.

Her appetite's back, for the first time in months. It's the first sign that the gall bladder was the problem. Last night's supper was a lovely bowl of rice & beans, with some Grey Poupon and Peter Luger sauce mixed in. She wolfed it down with delight.

Today, under the surgeon's instructions, I'm to get her mobile. I'll tuck her into her rainsuit and we'll take a stroll in the mild but damp January air. Red will be in heaven, having us both on a walk with her. After that, she get's to take her first shower since the surgery. I'll have to be in attendance, of course, lest she slips. That'll be fun.;>>

    Bookmark   January 14, 2007 at 8:06AM
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not_a_contessa(z5b S Central PA mtns.)

Donn, that is so cute, you're a good buddy like my DH is. I'm so lucky to have him. It's great to hear that she's doing well. Our best wishes to both of you.

Mary

    Bookmark   January 14, 2007 at 9:32AM
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tiffy_z5_6_can(5/6)

So sweet you are Donn! She certainly found a 'good' one! :)

Very glad to hear things are going well. I hope you have a wonderful walk together!

    Bookmark   January 14, 2007 at 12:24PM
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pitimpinai(z6 Chicago)

Thank you for an update, Donn. SWMBO is one lucky lady. Your tendernes and caring is clear as bell. Red is one lucky dog too. :-)

Wishing her a perfect health.

    Bookmark   January 14, 2007 at 3:04PM
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netwiz

So glad SWMBO is doing well. I couldn't help but laugh when I envisioned your wicked little grin while writing about the shower. You are quite a card!

Joanne

    Bookmark   January 19, 2007 at 11:09AM
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richdelmo

First time I saw this post was today, glad all is going well and hope for more of the same.

    Bookmark   January 19, 2007 at 11:16AM
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