She had to stay in the hospital through Sunday afternoon because she was nauseated and things weren’t….moving, if you know what I mean. When they did send her home, they didn’t send home any painkiller prescription. Howie and dad didn’t even think to ask about it, nor did mom because she’s not had pain. That’s right, three hernias, big incision, and she’s not having pain. Crazy! This is what she wrote in the prayer request thread at DG:
As Kim told you, I had three hernias. My family doctor was dumbfounded when she called me at home yesterday. I have a support that puts pressure on the surgery site. The nurse and others always asked me how long it had been since I punched the pain killer button and I kept telling them that I didn’t need to have any so I wasn’t pushing the button. The told me that I had to have it to keep the pain under control. What a crock! The physical therapist made me push it before I stood up to go for my walks with her or did the stairs. Other than that, I didn’t use it.
I was on a liquid diet and was unable to keeo it down so I had to stay in the hospital until I held solid food and my bowels moved. Howie and Bob came to get me yesterday afternoon. I have lovinox syringes that I am to inject myself with and Wednesday I will have my blood drawn so my family doctor can dose the coumadin and monitor my PT level. I went back on the coumadin as soon as I got home yesterday. They didn’t send any pain killers or a prescription for same home with me, but I don’t have pain anyway. Once in a while I feel a little burning twinge but that’s all. I feel great. I’ve got to be careful that I don’t do things I’m not supposed to do because I’m not hurting.
The OSU Medical Center East isn’t anything fancy facility-wise, that’s for sure. It has to have the most uncomfortable chairs of any hospital I’ve visited. This includes the waiting room and the patient room. Poor dad was perched on his chair, balancing his briefcase and Bible on his lap. I was in the more comfortable chair because I hurt my back and knees last week…But believe me, more comfortable is a relative term.
However, the staff seemed to be okay. Her nurse Trish was a riot! She has eight kids and four of them are two sets of twins, one fraternal pair and one identical pair. Her husband stays home with them where she “gets several hours of sanity a day” at work. LOL She really is funny and a great nurse!
I have a video of mom snoring away in her hospital bed (yes, mom, you do so snore! LOL), but I’ll save that for a time when some big favor’s needed. I may require blackmail material.