The past week has been pretty difficult, but I have to say but having my mom fly in for the surgery made all of difference. Tuesday I fasted per instructions and went to the hospital for all of my prep-op tests. I was glad to hear I passed with flying colors and was still a-okay for surgery (I did have small doubt that because I took off of work and told everyone about it that it was not going to happen). I was also happy that the processing person declared me “very proficient” in English. That is good, because it is the only one I speak. I started getting nervous when pre-op took about two hours but it was just them being thorough!
When I came out of surgery my first worry was that it was 4:12 and visiting hours were from 4:00-4:15 and then not again until 6pm. Well, the staff was very nice and let my mom come in and stay until I was allowed to leave at 7pm. Honestly, it could not have gone better. Over the past week I have been following my discharge orders religiously and was able to go back to work on Thursday. Here are some pictures from the last week:
What does my life look like right now? Something like this.