April 20, 2013

Home Home on the Range

The staff at the hospital I went to is phenomenal. I hope I see my nurse again. She was very fun and we had a good time, both pre and post.

I was really afraid they were going to push me to take some nerve drug beforehand. She looked at me and said, "They have a nerve drug here if you need it, but you don't seem like you do. Are you nervous and hiding it?"

To which I replied, "hell no, I'm not nervous. If they were operating on my heart, that would be a different matter, but no major organs are involved here. I'm good."

When they tell you the drugs are in your system for 24 hours, they mean it. My throat wasn't scratchy from the tube until this morning.

Anyway, I'm good. I'm on advil only and may be able to stop that soon.

On to life.

Bones is a diva.

He is a high maintenance diva.

And he will keep at you until he wears you down. Since I've been out of commission the last 24 hours, I've been watching him work on his Dad like he works on me. It's been interesting to watch.

I now do not feel bad in the least that I lose it on him continually and say nasty things to him. Watching him in action working on someone else has made me feel very vindicated.

I say nasty things like, "I'm no longer listening to you. Bye Bye..." and I walk away. Or "You need to look in my face and see if you see any part of it that appears to be listening to you anymore or caring one little big about your sad sad story." Yup.

Anyway, I'll be good for work on Monday if I can find pants that fit.

And I appear to bounce out of anesthesia very well. My mind is on full alert as soon as I'm awake.

My first question was, "I'm awake. Can I go home now?"

My second question, following shortly thereafter was, "Did they catch his brother?"

Posted by Boudicca at April 20, 2013 09:38 AM

Yes, but the world wants to know... Did they remove your navel after all? :-)

Posted by: Pogue at April 20, 2013 03:38 PM

No, dang it, can you believe it?

Nor did he rid me of any childbirth residual.

In essence, I still have a navel, I still have stretch marks, and I still have mommy tummy.

So totally stinks... I can't wait to see what it looks like when the massive swelling goes down.

Posted by: Bou at April 20, 2013 03:47 PM

Glad to hear to good outcome...even if you still have a navel!

They're getting better with anesthesia. In the past few years, I've had an endometrial ablation, colonoscopy, and endoscopy...came to after each very aware.

Posted by: Mrs. Who at April 20, 2013 09:37 PM

If you didn't have a navel, where would you collect lint? Where would you gaze when you needed to do some navel-gazing, downward spiral of recursive, self-flagellation? Good thing they left you with one. ;-)

Yeah, kids are like that. You're fortunate to have had the opportunity to witness him in action like you did. Validates your previous behavior and lets you see his operation for what it is. Kids, they develop a certain way sometimes regardless of our best efforts. It sounds like despite his being a good kid in so many ways, he has his moments (then again, don't we all?). With any luck, this behavior is limited to his parents. If not, once he leaves home the real schooling will begin. :D

Posted by: marcus erroneous at April 21, 2013 08:55 AM

Hubby comes to very quickly and it's tradition that we go over to the local diner for lunch.

I, on the other hand, linger under the noxious effects of ketamine. I'll never understand why they gave me something used on horses!

Anyway, TGOO did a stellar job, but happy to have you back!

Posted by: pam at April 21, 2013 08:59 AM

I'm with marcus . . . you never know when lint collection or navel gazing is needed. On the other hand - serious fail on the part of the doctor to not get rid of the mommy tummy!! ;-)

Oh - and you sound just like me re: anesthesia. I'm like my dad, processes it so fast, too fast in some cases - or wires me for sound after. One surgery I had (outpatient thankfully) - the anesthesia had me bouncing off the ceiling for another 18 hours!! I was a "joy" to be around that day! ;-)

Posted by: Nina at April 21, 2013 10:40 AM

I slept a lot today, so I think it's all still wearing off. I'm trying to stay busy so that I don't go back to bed... and I'm drinking coffee.

I don't want to struggle at night.

Some people always have to take that tough road in life. I keep hoping that if we show and tell Bones repeatedly, that it will take, that he'll get it. I say often, "I should have named him Thomas". He has to experience everything for himself. He cannot take someone else's word for what the result will be.

It's frustrating. However, there is a certain level of entertainment that comes with it...

Posted by: Bou at April 21, 2013 01:50 PM

Heh ... Experiencing everything for yourself isn't so bad. Though I probably could have done without the concussions.

Loved the picture of TGOO doing his Nixon impression.

Posted by: The Thomas at April 21, 2013 04:46 PM

While coming out of anesthesia can be pretty easy, you will feel ongoing effects for a number of weeks. It's in your system and takes a while for it all to be processed out so expect to not feel quite "right" for at least a couple of months while you're healing up.

Bones may find that his persistence, used properly, will get him places in the outside world. You never know ;) As for being "nasty" to him, I pretty much said the same things to my kids while they were growing up. They were both tenacious when they wanted something and for some odd reason always thought they could talk me in to all kinds of crap. LOL. It's a good life lesson for them to learn otherwise.

Posted by: Teresa at April 22, 2013 01:33 PM