Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Back to the Original Program

I'm back at least for a little while. Thanks to Sarah for reporting in and doing a great post as guest blogger.

I am feeling a little better, just dealing the pain for the back surgery and I have good meds for that. I can walk pretty good with a cane but need assistance getting in and out of bed. I can't bend over or twist or lift anything over 10 lbs for 6 weeks but I think in about 2 weeks I'll be doing great.

I want to thank all of you who sent well wishes and prayers. Dave says he can't believe the progress I have made. I keep telling him I had all this outside help aka all of you. I was worried how I'd handle the anesthesia but that went well. It took me awhile to wake up but I am doing fine, no nausea just some a little dizzy from the pain pills.

I have quite a pile things in bed with me to entertain, SARK's Succulent wild woman (you can't feel bad reading SARK), a novel by Anita Diamont, a new poetry book, a MP3 player to play soothing music, my sketchbook and pens and markers, a couple art books, a book on hand spinning, a knitting project, some magazines. If I didn't have to get up to go to the bathroom I'd be set for days.

Once again thank you all for your support, it really has made a tremendous impact on my recovery.


craftyhala said...

So wonderful to see your post! I just knew you'd do well and am so glad. After my hysterectomy I was frustrating people by moving my body and walking around, but it was hard to just lay there.
So happy to read your post and take care of yourself.

Gemma said...

SO glad all went well Kate....what a relief for you to be pain free.
sending more healing energy.

Ninnie said...

So glad to see you are blogging. Take you time and don't overdo. Sending healing thoughts and energy your way. Love Hugs and Blessings

judie said...

Happy you are doing well Kate. Here's a ..(((HUG))) for you.

Laritza said...

Yuppi! Glad it is over!

Suzanne said...

Hi Kate,

Glad to hear you're on the mend. Take care of yourself and milk the part where everyone else fetches and totes for You!

Tan said...

Get well,
Get well,
We hope you're well soon,
Get rest,
Get rest,
And we'll give you a blue balloon?

Tell Sarah the info on the markers was useful.

Angela said...

I'm sooo glad that your able to post now Kate! Please do as the doctor asks and take it easy. It sounds as if you have alot to keep you occupied. That's good! :) Did you see my latest post? I made an aceo out of some of the things that you sent me! I'm sooo relieved that you are ok. I hope that you have a Happy 4th of July!

Cindy Dean said...

I am wishing you a speedy recovery! I am glad to see your surgery went well.

Kai said...

I am so glad to see you here Kate, and to hear that everything went well. I sat on the beach and said a few words for you on your day..
Life only gets more wonderful from here :)
Peace, Kai xx

altermyworld said...

take care of yourself kate.

Jen Gabaldon said...

I am so glad to hear that you are making good progress :) Get well soon, i will be praying for you too :)