Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Day one, post surgery

I am typing from my hospital bed here in Tel Aviv-- cool, right? free wi-fi, although this touch pad keyboard is pretty slow to use. I'll keep it short.

So, the surgery came through without a hitch, and *much* faster than was anticipated. The whole thing was about 45 minutes... truly a miracle. The surgeon said that there was hardly any bleeding, as he expected there would be with the amount of scar tissue and adhesions present. I am in utter awe of Hasem's revealed miracles.

As I woke up out of the anesthesia, I heard Robert's voice next to me, telling me I am ok. It is a well- practiced scene, you know?

Today during the day was tolerable pain-wise. It started to get harder as the day went on. Much harder. While I had been telling people how easy it was and how entirely pleasant this hospital is, the full-on pain had yet to settle in. It was an amazing morning full of gratitude and awe for Gd, Merciful and Compassionate.

Friends came visitig, people called, and I spoke to the kids at home.

I haven't wanted any food, but I am trying to keep hydrated. I know that drinking will make me get up and go to the bathroom, though, and that is a difficult and tiring.

Speaking of tiring, I have to sign off, my eyes need a rest, and I am really sore.

My spirits are good, and I feel optimistic. I'd like to write more but my brain is working a lot faster than this touch pad, and I don't have the energy for it any more.

Signing off from my private room in Asuta hospital, Tel Aviv... :-)


  1. Good to hear it went well, Sarah! Thinking of you. - Lori (Oct98)

  2. Hallelujah! Glad everyone's prayers were answered. I hope the pain meds kick in soon.

  3. Jackie PellegrinoJuly 14, 2010 at 3:48 AM

    Sarah: So grateful to see good news! I hope they manage your pain well and that you are well on the road to recovery very quickly. Hugs! Jackie (Oct98)

  4. So happy to hear all went well!! Hope the pain subsides soon!


  5. BEH, it should all go smoothly from here forward!


  6. I"m so glad to hear that the surgery was okay, Sarah. I hope they get the pain management under control very soon, and that you're soon able to be back with your family. Love, MM.

  7. So glad to hear from you. I'm praying for good pain management and fast healing for you. Thanks for the update.

  8. I can't get over the 45-minutes part. They thought this could be 6-7 hours, according to one of your past posts! I'm so glad that your insides are more normal than everyone thought :)


  9. 4th day post op is the toughest.

    The more you stand up straight and walk around, the quicker you will recover.

    Refuah Shlaymah!!


  10. so glad you are doing well and keeping us updated.