Tuesday, September 9, 2008

On the other side - less than 3 hours post-op!

Hi everyone! I made it to the other side! I am feeling pretty good, they told my mom and husband that they advanced my lower 18 mm, not sure about the upper.

The surgery lasted around 4 hours 40 minutes, I have my nose tube in still because they are worried about blood in my stomach. I am so thirsty, though, and I don't think I'll get anything to dink until the nose tube comes out. Pain is pretty good .. I've hit my pain clicker once so far (morphine drip). Everyone here has been so nice. The anesthesiologist told me before surgery that it was going to fell like someone drove a truck up my nose. Nice, huh?

I'll post some pics later, swelling is there but actually better than I expected. Dr. P apparantly said I was one of his more difficult cases, not because my mouth was so small but because my tissue was so tight.

Thanks, everyone, for thinking about me. So far, it's gone better than expected. The best news? 2 different nusrses asked why I wasn't going to the pedriatric until ... they thoght I was under 19!! Not to bad for a 34 year old :)


holski said...

Less than 3 hours post op and you are posting??? Geeeez. You are setting some records there!! I love it!!!! You've still got your nose tube in and everything, you are hardcore!

Are you posting from your phone or something?

Get well soon. Glad to hear you are safe and sound and taking in some morphine. Gotta love that.

Anonymous said...

Wow....unbelievable!!!! it is so good to hear that you
came thru with flying colors.Thank you so much for checking in and giving your blogger friends an update.
Sweet dreams Stephanie...you have more than earned some pain free napping. Take care and check back in as soon as you are up to it.

Daniel said...

Congratulations! You have made it through :o) You seem so strong and confident about the whole process; I hope I will be like you when I eventually go through all of this. I can't wait to see post-op pics!


stephanie said...

Whoa!! You are a really dedicated blogger! :) We're glad, of course!! I am glad to hear you're out and doing well... thinking about you!!

Katherine said...

Nearly peed a little when I saw you were posting already ~ AWESOME!! Very good to hear everything went well (and very impressive movement), and you're being treated well.

Cool that you're poting, but get some rest, lady :)

Stephanie said...

Thanks everyone! Holly, the hospital I am at has wi-fi, so I brough my computer along.

it reall is quit convenient, especially considering I ve a privat room all to myself.