Sunday, April 19, 2009

A Long Week Later

We are home from surgery! The surgery was scheduled for 6 hours but lasted a little over 8 hrs. He came through with flying colors and even came home a day early. I do appreciate Marie, Janet, Jimmye Sue and Veronica for sitting with me during that long wait, it did make the time go faster. Overall the nurses were OK, just sometimes the right hand didn't know there was a left hand. We still have a long recovery period but he is walking a little without the walker and is cutting back on his pain pills, ( maybe I can use them)No driving, bending, lifting,stretching for at least a month, he will just have to watch a lot of TV and take naps:)He did get to come home Thursday and we were both glad to get home. A nice long nap without interruptions was a great thing. Our son came this weekend and he always provides entertainment when he is here. I bought him a "grabber" to reach those things that you drop...great entertainment to see who can pick up what:)

7 comments:

Cynthia B. said...

Glad to hear that your DH is doing OK! Hope he continues to recover well. Watching TV and naps sounds great for now, but I do hope you have lots of channels! ;)

Catherine said...

I'm so glad things went well!! Hope the recovery continues to be uncomplicated!

KALDesign said...

Been thinking about you and DH I am happy to know that the surgery went well and he is home. Now I will pray that he is able to enjoy the down time and not be too impatient.

Marie said...

I'm so glad that he is home. I personally think you heal faster in your own "space". Now you need to take care of you too!

ELiScrAper said...

Welcome home! Please let me know if there is anything that I can help with.
Sherry

TxScrapAddict said...

Sp glad to know all went well. Prayers for a speedy recovery! Don't forget to take care of yourself too!

sherry d said...

Glad to hear you're hanging in there. I myself am recovering from surgery almost 3 weeks ago; not quite as major as your husbands, but enough to keep me out of work for 2 1/2 weeks! Tell him to enjoy the down time! He'll get busy enough soon!