Wednesday, August 15, 2012

I'M Home

My neck surgery was a huge success. I now have the feeling back in my fingers...The lightning strike pains that were running from the back of neck down to the tips of my fingers seem to be gone..... I did one over nite the day of the surgery. The nurse was also thinking I would have to stay another night If I couldn't eat without geting sick to my stomach. A motion sickness patch was put on behind my ear and a couple hours later the being sick to the stomach stopped. I was finally able to eat some scramble eggs for breakfast... Yeah I got to go home after that ;o) 
I am so surprised that I don't hurt anymore than I did prior to surgery. It seems to be about the same level  prior to surgery. I figured the pain would be worse.. but it isn't with the use of meds....Yeah for me... No additional pain. I think..... Everyone has been surprised at how well I am doing including myself ;O) I am having trouble swollowing. It is my understanding that can be a usual out come from the surgery. The Doctor cut through the front of my neck.. They had to move the esophogus around to get to the spine. Meds and throat spray are really helping. I will be off for 6 weeks before I see the doctor. He will determine at that time if I have to take more time off from work. 
I just wanted to let all of you know that I am doing ok.... and to thank you for all the sweet Wishes and Prayers.


Mary Grace McNamara said...

Such good news, M! Keep getting better!


Jindi's Cottage said...

Good wishes for a continued speedy recovery...Hugs

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

WooHoo!! Sounds like good news.

Anonymous said...

So glad to hear from you and find things went so well. Continued success with a speedy recovery and hoping you get back to your sewing room pain free for once!

ButtonBears&Raggedies said...

Great news! Hope it continues that way for you and you recover really quickly.
Bev. xx

Christina said...

So glad to hear the good news. Praying for a fast recovery hon.

nhlady said...

I am a new follower of your blog and just wanted to wish you a very speedy recovery!

Patsy in New Hampshire

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear you are doing so well. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.