My World #64: My Weekend.

15 Mar

I had an early start to Friday.  I had to wake up early, surgically cleanse my body, and drive 30 some miles to the hospital where I will have to undergo surgery.  Arrived at the admittance department to find my priest waiting for me.  She prayed over me, we chatted a bit.  I was surprisingly calm.  Then it was time to go and get prepped.  And this is the reason why I skipped PHOTO HUNT last Friday 🙂

I was admitted to the pre-op area.  It was more like an airport, except we all had guerneys instead of airport chairs.  Medical staff and personnel came and poke, probe, and wristabanded me.  Still very calm and collected, which if you know me is the exact opposite of what I am.  Anyway, all I could think of was I wish I had my camera so I can take photos and blog about this experience.  This is my first surgery – ever!  I’ve not even been admitted to a hospital prior to this.  The only one I can remember was staying a few hours in ER/Acute Care for some IV saline because I was dehydrated.

Then a cute looking doc very young (so reminiscent of Grey’s Anatomy cast) with two bubbly 20-something came to my curtain and introduced themselves as the anesthesiologist and the two assistants.  Oh I could see Grey’s Anatomy here.

At 7:45 am, I was wheeled into surgery.  I thought finally I got to see the inside of an operating room.  I have plenty of blogworthy snippets, or so I thought.  I was wheeled into the room, then a group of green-scrubbed women welcomed me in saying, “Welcome to the Ladies Room” , everyone that participates in the surgery is female.  Then one of the bubbly 20-something gal put a gas mask on me and I was out.  The next thing I knew was I was in Recovery Room awaiting a bed.  I was without my glasses nor contacts so I couldn’t really observe, I was too groggy too.  I was going in and out of sleep.  By 3 pm, I was wheeled into my room for the next two days.

I slept most of the rest of Friday, was asked to walk around the hallway by the nurse after dinner, then off to dreamland again. The same was true for Saturday, except that I walked with my husband to a little patio next to my room and I had some sun, again I was wishing I had the camera with me.

Surgery went fine with minimal pain.  My nurse commented me on my high tolerance for pain, and my refusal to get medicated all the time.

So Sunday before lunch, I was riding in car with husband on the way home. My first job when I got home?  Replenish my bird feeder. I’m sure my feathered friends missed me over the weekend.

So, how’s your weekend? SHOW YOUR WORLD.


Posted by on March 15, 2010 in Uncategorized


16 responses to “My World #64: My Weekend.

  1. Ebie

    March 15, 2010 at 2:54 am

    So happy to see you post these beautiful pink flowers! Pink, to be in the pink of health. I hope for your speedy and fast recovery.

    Noong na surgery ako may 3 taon na, parang nasa Makati Med ako, dahil halos puro Pinoy, sa ER, Recovery room, nursing at sa dietary, etc.

  2. witsandnuts

    March 15, 2010 at 5:12 am

    I really wondered why you were “absent” for the photo hunt. This explains. It helps that the doctor is cute (winks!). Take more rest. Take care!

  3. Carver

    March 15, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    I’m sorry you had to have surgery but glad it went well and I hope your recovery is swift. I love the beautiful flowers in this post. Take good care of yourself.

  4. Rob Inukshuk

    March 15, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    Beautiful flowers. Glad to hear your surgery went well and you are on the mend.

  5. Sylvia Kirkwood

    March 15, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    Sorry you had to have surgery, but glad that it went well and that you never stopped thinking about your camera!! I love it! Love these beautiful flowers, too! You never disappoint there, that’s for sure! Hope you have a great week!


  6. J Bar

    March 15, 2010 at 9:18 pm


  7. Yogi

    March 15, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    First great pictures, second I loved your commentary. I had a medical test last June and wanted to blog about it but decided that not everything needs to be blogged about but I’ve changed my mind since. So I’m glad you said what you did.

    I hope that you fully recover soon.

  8. SandyCarlson

    March 16, 2010 at 1:14 am

    So soft and beautiful!

  9. Indrani

    March 16, 2010 at 1:55 am

    You have handled it well and blogged about it beautifully. Brave, very Brave!
    Lovely shots too.

  10. Rajesh

    March 16, 2010 at 2:50 am

    Beautiful pink flowers. I am glad that you are on the path of speedy recovery after successful surgery. Take care.

  11. Randi, Sweden

    March 16, 2010 at 6:20 am

    The photos are just beautiful!
    I´m glad the surgery went well and I hope you have a fast recovery!

  12. Regina

    March 16, 2010 at 6:42 am

    Thank God you are okay now. Get well soon.

    Those are very pretty!

    Have a wonderful day.

  13. Wolynski

    March 16, 2010 at 8:41 am

    The best thing about surgery is the passing out. Glad to hear everything went well and you’re OK.

  14. Martha

    March 16, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    Lovely blossoms, the sign of spring and renewal. As others have said, glad that things went well and you are on the mend.

  15. bw

    March 18, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    Still a month to go before I see these wonderful things 😉

  16. carolynUSA

    March 19, 2010 at 12:12 am

    Beautiful flowers! And, I am glad you are on the other side of your surgery now. Just recover and keep those little birds happy with lots of food. Ha! Yes you could get some interesting blog posts out of a hospital stay!


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