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... :-)

10 comments :

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

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

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  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)

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

    Andrea

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

    XXXOOO
    Devorah

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  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.

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

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  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 :)

    D

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  9. 4th day post op is the toughest.

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

    Refuah Shlaymah!!

    Love,
    R

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

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