Sunday, May 11, 2008

Here I am again

I am back from hospital and surgery. I was already yesterday, but due to concentration problems I didn't post to the board yet. I am still not my best at concentration and am very soon very tired. So I will do a lot of sleeping and resting and well it can be that this post will take a bit longer than normal.
Friday I went around 11.am to the hosp[ital to first do a visit to my coleagues and after that a going to the room I would get in the hospital. I was sheduled at 1.30 pm for surgery, so after around 10.30 am I hadn't had any fluids or meals anymore. When we arrived at the florr the surgery was shedules for 2.15 pm, but well that time pasted to. Than around 3.15 pm the nurse got me my premedication and so well it looked like I would have my surgery around 4 pm. Well that time past and around 6 pm I still was lying on my bed and felt really worse. Lucky me my DH came to see how I was doing and went to the nurse right away as I was looking very very sick and hydrated after not getting any fluids for so long. So I got an IV ASAP with fluids, which was very problematic and I got in tears, but after the first bag of 500 ml I felt better a lot and after another bag I felt even better, had some talks and jokes again. But still no surgery. Well around 9 pm I got the premedication again and 9.30 pm I really got to the OR where I was operated and had some laughs with the persons in the OR as some recognized me from the hospital. Surgery went great I got a little slepmedication to keep me relaxed, but somehow that didn't worked till when I was back in my bed, but there was no problem at all. Somehow they even got rid of my blister on my finger that I got from riding the wheelchair and I even didn't feel that.
I now have two plates in my ankle and some srews. No cast on it, so for that I am very happy. I have to move it a lot as we don't want any bloodcloths. I have some pains, but well that will go better soon for sure.
I am now working on a hexagonquilt I still had kitted up, that I can work on as it needs not a lot of concentration, just simple stitching.
Yesterday after I got out of the hospital we went for groceries and got in to town as I was totally ready with lying in bed. My DH didn't have any trouble with pushing the wheelchair and I even visted the LQS to visit Tonnie and get the backing for the cat's paw which was still waiting for me. It was so nice to be outside again. Only minor fact was that I was biten by a wasp (hope babelfish did a good translation LOL). I was horrified when it flew in my t-shirt and bit me, lucky me my DH stayed very relaxed.
Well I am going now, see you all later. I am reading all your blogs very slowly and probaly will not respond a lot, but believe me I am still around.
Already thanks to everyone wishing me well.

13 comments:

karenv said...

I'm glad the surgery went well Judith! Hope you'll be up and around again soon.

mthpersoon said...

Judith, you had to wait too long, but in the end everything went well. Be patient now for the healing process !! Greetings from Paris

Linda K's Creativity Works said...

Judith

I am glad that you are doing okay after what you have been through. I am so glad that you are on the mend now. Just don't fall again okay..now you're sounding like me...LOL....You and I would make a good pair...LOL...

At least you can do some simple stitching and I'm glad that you can.

It is very cold and rainy where I live at....I'm about ready to take a nap. I think I will.

Take care & Happy Stitching

Sandra said...

Fijn dat je het achter de rug hebt. Ik hoop dat je snel opknapt.

Groetjes, Sandra

Mylene said...

Sending good thoughts for a speedy recovery.

Becky K in OK said...

So glad the surgery went well and you are feeling well enough to work on a project or two.

julieQ said...

I am so sorry you had to wait so long for your surgery. Hope you heal fast, now. What a terrible ankle twist to cause such damage! Maybe you will have some time to get some quilting done.

Guute said...

Fijn dat de operatie achter de rug is en nu goed herstellen en lekker quilten.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Glad to hear the surgery went well and now you can heal. Take it easy and hope the recovery goes smoothly and quickly.

Kathryn in NZ said...

Thanks for the update - have been thinking of you.
Vibes for a good recovery and lots of stitching!

Sharon said...

Sorry you had to wait so long! Glad everything went okay. Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

Anita said...

Gelukkig dat alles toch redelijk voorspoedig is verlopen, een infuus doet wonderen.
Lekker dat je even in de rolstoel naar buiten bent geweest, kun je nu evengoed je cat's pow wel afmaken, met de hand?? Of achter het machien???

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Judith...what a long wait, it is also like that here in Aus, but it is done now and it is time for the healing process, please take care of yourself and don't do anything you shouldn't be doing.