Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Back In the Swing Of Things


Happy Tuesday everyone! It was a glorious long weekend around these parts and I SO enjoyed the extra day off! I can’t really complain though because since surgery last Wednesday, I haven’t really been 100% at work.

Frist, I want to thank everyone for their kind words, prayers and thoughts. I really appreciate it! It was so nice to sit and read all the wonderful comments/texts/e-mails.

Last Wednesday morning I was at the hospital by 7:00 AM and was in surgery by 8 AM. Even though I was super anxious to have the surgery done, I was still a nervous wreck! It all started hitting me as I was lying in the hospital bed getting wheeled away and saying good bye to Mom.

But, I can’t say enough good things about the Shawville hospital! They really went above and beyond with giving me the care that I needed. They were comforting, gentle and kind. I also can’t say enough about the surgeon, Dr. Fred. He never once made me feel like I was inconveniencing him or that we was too busy to ask him silly questions. The post-op nurses were so patient with me as I was sick after surgery and took extra time to be able to function. I really can’t say enough! Thank you!

Wednesday afternoon, Thursday and Friday were all kind of a blur of pain medicine induced slumber. I literally can’t remember what I did those days. The days are all mixed together with images of bad daytime television and cat naps.

This is what my days looked like..

Tucker. My faithful companion. This is what he looked like as he stared at me lying in bed. He seriously wouldn’t leave my side! I think animals know when there is something not right.

post op

My essentials. A baggie filled with 3 bottles of meds, new gauze, glasses case and a bottle of water. This was my survival kit. I carried these items around everywhere with me!

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My bed side was beautified with this wonderful arrangement of flowers from my mother and father in law! They were so nice to smell and look at, thanks again guys!

post op 2

I did still attempt to do some work. I tried to make it seem to my clients that everything was normal. Answering call, taking orders and making quotes. It would take me twice as long to do anything number related though because of the pain meds. Made all the numbers go topsy-turvy. 

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I am so glad to be back in the swing of things now. I feel human again and I no longer feel so useless! I am back at work this morning and I have to say it is CRAZY! Just like it was last week! I felt so guilty taking those “sick days” when things were so busy at work. I am so lucky though to work with family and amazing friends that cover for me when I need some time off.

And the good news for all the blog readers? I’m back and after spending 3-4 days on bed rest, I have lots of blog content all thought out! ha ha!

I am so glad to be back in the swing of things and feel so ready for everyday life to begin again!

How was your weekend?



  1. glad to hear all went well and you are in tip top shape!

  2. Welcome back! Glad you are feeling better! I always feel guilty taking sick days when it is busy too, but you gotta make sure you take care of yourself!

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