Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Go home day...

So I made it through the night, ha ha
Ironically everyone on staff that has come into my room, asks how did you sleep... knowing full well there was someone waking me up on the hour, every hour during the night.  Well not quite, but pretty darn close.
Pain is tolerable, up until now I have only felt the incision of the sight where they removed the old generator.   And honestly that felt like they had one of those boys in the O.R. stand in my chest and grab hold of it with a pair of pliers to get it out.  It's pretty sore.
But now I am starting to feel the new site too.
So much fun, but managable with Tylenol so far, so I am really happy about that!
So yeah, Mom insists I don't look that bad and HAVE to do a picture... uh okay now I know where I got it from :)  Paybacks right!
I met the rep from Medtronics and he confirmed calibration.
I met him in the O.R. but it was nice to actually see his face this time with no drape between us.
And I have had my xray, so the Dr. can make sure all the leads are in place too.

Ordered some food... you can get anything on the menu for the day, so I skipped the breakfast foods, just not much of a fan.  And if they had the same track record as the open faced dry turkey cardboard skip the mashed and run by the gravy boat at mach v so it doesn't touch the plate... then I really didn't want to experience their eggs.
So Lynn don't barf, but I ordered Salmon with an orange ginger sauce and tortellini pasta.  
The chef totally redeemed himself.  It was really yummy! 
I kind of don't really feel like a "cardiac" patient, but there are subtle reminders everywhere.
Like No salt, and No gravy, ha ha

I got to keep my old generator... to add to my collection.
The new one they say is about the size of a 50 cent piece... so they are definitely getting smaller all the time.  I am doing well and so grateful for all the love and support around me.
I have felt God's gentle blessing upon Jim and I both this week and I know he KNOWS us and LOVES us and has held our hands through this surgery and I will be back in the groove of everthing really soon. 
Well minus cute hair for a bit while I am under the care of my strong silent myterious hair dresser,  ha ha.

Just waiting to hear from the Dr. that I can go home, no idea how long it takes to get checked out.  But as I can, I am outta here and back safe in my own home, with my puppies and some real food, maybe a slurpee on the way home, if I can talk Jim into stopping for me... wink, wink!!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Out with the old and in with the new!

 So one new generator later
I am back in my room...
Anxiously awaiting the beloved missionary letter...
So first things first, read me that letter!
 Jim says, so I will read you this part out of the middle.
??? He reads the "good story"
I am a little groggy, but definitely wondering whats up?
Why can't he start at the beginning?
I want to hear the whole letter... bring it here!!! 

He carefully reads the rest of the letter which includes some illness he has dealt with this week.
But there is a special note to me,"please don't worry Mom, I am okay"!!!
I guess I will get to put those words back to him next week now :)
Don't worry Elder, I am okay!!!
I LOVE my missionary!!!
 I have had the best care, and they continue to make sure I am healing and doing great!
I might even take Jessica home with me, she is a doll.
(lynn she reminds me of kathy sooo much, dimples and all, I love her)

Then some rook... but I tell you my strong silent mysterious man was skunking us, not even a shredd of mercy on the patient here. 

Or Nene... he will take you down and kick you while your down there in a competitive game of Rook.
But he has redeeming qualities and went and got me the best hamburger in Boise for dinner!!

Then a little later this evening, the door cracks open and I looked up and see Brett!
What, wait? I got a little disoriented, this is my BIL and he lives in SLC.
I brain kept going around with the question, where am I again?
It was the best surprise ever!  Then I realized it was him and he was really here to see me!!!!!
Patsy it reminded me of when you came to Seattle and walked into the Temple to be with me, just before the doors closed.... words just don't explain the love and joy you feel.
I have the best family!!
Thank you everyone for your prayers, I am feeling good.
Recovery should be quick.
Only one tiny set back, with the new generator having to be installed on my right side instead of my left... so no lifting or raising my hands over my head on either side.

Jim realized that meant he would be doing my hair for a while for me, and we just decided I might not look pretty, but he is the bestest husband and I love him so much!


Well I haven't talked much about this adventure yet, so sorry if your reading it here for the first time.  Didn't want a fuss, and waiting to let the missionary know when it's all over and all is well, so he won't worry.  So we didn't want any leaks to him either.
I really really appologize, for not chatting much about it before now.
But I am getting a new generator today... aka new pacemaker.
Yea, I don't use it, but the battery still drains and it's just time for a new battery.

So I'm actually at the hospital typing this, and board, and hungry.
So I decided to start blogging about it now to pass some time.

I have my support team

Mom is here!  And Jim, well he would rather be hunting.  But bless his heart, he is here too.
He said to be sure and get the clock in the photo, so when we take another photo  in the same place in an hour, we will be able to document another hour passed.

And I have some friends in high places here...  J.Briten :)

This is my Doc... she said she ate her wheaties this morning.
So I will see you on the other side.  Unless I get in another post before I go in.
Thank you for the prayers!
And a big thank you and shout out to Amber for covering for me at work!
Don't get fired :)
(she is the Doc/Bishops wife, so she has my back on all accounts)

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