1/16/2010

Surgery is over

The surgery went fine. I had some very sweet nurses that took extra good care of me. The anesthesiologist was a funny guy and all in all the day wasn't as bad as I had been dreading. The print above of Sheldon Bunny is by Loser Pet Shop on Etsy. I can totally relate to his pain.

Last night is another story. The nerve blocker that was supposed to last 24 hours in my leg unfortunately wore off after just 8 hours. They had given me 2 of them knowing my history with dental pain blockers wearing off in mid procedure. I spent much of the night in horrible pain even with the painkillers. It is starting to get a bit less throbbing this evening thankfully.

I actually had to call the exchange in the middle of the night since I didn't know if I could stand it. My surgeon had made the prescription for only one pain med at a time. The last script had been for 1 or 2 as needed. I wanted to be sure that this one wasn't a much stronger one that would keep me from taking 2 at a time so I called just to be safe. They had a Dr. call me and he told me I could take 2 along with an Ibuprofen and to ice it down. It got me through the night and I've been okay with just 1 at a time today. I know that I have a very low pain tolerance but the intensity of this pain was overwhelming. It was a constant relentless pain, not just the throbbing that I had gotten used to.

As my sister said my body is probably annoyed that I let someone put foreign objects inside of me and is fighting back with the pain. There are actually 2 screws on one side and 6 on the other with the plate in between. I have no idea how big the incision is but I'm betting my career as a sandal model is definitely out at this point.

Thanks for your positive thoughts and prayers. Mom said that I was handling it much better than she would have expected. I can be pretty whiny on a good day so they weren't expecting me to be so positive with an actual crisis.

10 comments:

Bette's Bags said...

Hope you're feelin' better soon.

WillOaks Studio said...

I hope you heal up fast and that the pain is subsiding! I broke my right ankle in two places mountain hiking in Alaska...it turned into a whole wilderness survival story...but what I remember most was the pain! Now I call my metal reinforced ankle my "bionic" ankle!

Anna said...

Hope you will be feeling better very soon!
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Ann said...

Glad to hear you made it through ok. Here's to a speedy recovery.

Lin said...

Oh, Paige! I'm so sorry you have so much pain.:( I'm sending you get well wishes. Don't even think about the surgery scar--just use sunscreen on it every time you are in the sun and soon enough, you won't even see the scar anymore. Sandals truly are an option, so don't be discouraged about that.

Nancy said...

There's something to be said though for actual real physical pain to ironically "lift your spirits." At least you can identify why you hurt. Away from the macabre though, I'm glad everything went well for you and sorry to hear it's soo soo painful, but good to hear that you're staying positive.

Martha said...

Best Wishes for a speedy recovery. I am so sorry for your pain and I hope the MDs take care of you Pronto.

Split Rock Ranch said...

Keeping you in my prayers for a speedy and complete recovery with much less pain! Hugs

Karen said...

Owie, owie, owie! That must feel awful. I hope it feels better soon and you don't have to endure it. You poor thing. Hugs.

Sinclair said...

Glad the surgery went well. Hope you are up and around soon, and that the pain is short lived.

 

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