Friday, 26 March 2010

I did it!

Hello all,

Thank you for all your kind messages, i'm just back from the hospital, my husband isn't impressed that i've logged on but there you have it!

I stayed at a hotel the night before, the room was nice but it was so noisy, don't think that I would have slept very much anyway so it didn't really matter that much in the end.
I arrived at the hospital at 7, I was so hot, think it was nerves, I was looking most attractive! Got checked in to the hospital and then someone came to get me and take me to my room.
Nurse came who was lovely and did my pre-op checks and told me that she thought I was going down at 9, great I thought not long to wait.
Surgeon came, he was really nice, I asked when I was going to theatre thinking that I know i'm going early! Only to be told that it would be early afternoon! He said that he had a very nervous 16 yr old and another lady who was very nervous and would do them first.
Anyway the waiting was so boring that I got over my nerves, I eventually went down at 2.30, felt a little tearful but ok, I had the needle thing put in my hand and they said they would give me something to relax me and I don't remember anything until I came around in the recovery room at about 5ish. Felt ok, no real pain. My wound is about 1.5 inch's long, its covered so I can't see it, I have to leave the dressing on for 10 days.

Was very well looked after in the hospital but offered nothing other than tea and water no shakes or soup or anything, was starving when I got home, have just had a banana shake.

Anyway i'm not quite with it as didn't sleep that well, just wanted to say that its all over and it wasn't too bad. So far i've had no wind pains at all, that was the thing I was most worried about too.

Will catch up with everyones blogs now.


  1. So happy for you! Welcome to the other side. Rest well and take it easy.

  2. Yay!!! I am so excited for you!

  3. Excellent news! Congratulations and welcome to Band Land!

  4. You should ahve told that surgeon that you were really nervous! I'm glad everything went so well. Welcome to Bandland!

  5. Geez, you must have been a trooper for him to put everybody before you. Glad all went well and you are safe and sound at home. Also glad you ignored hubby and logged on to give us an update, but don't tell him I said that. :-)

    Take care.

  6. So glad to hear that the Surgery went well and you aren't in too much pain.

    I didn't have any gas pains either!! Just pain at the Port site. I didn't even have any itching when the Incisions were healing! So maybe you won't either.

    So...congratulations and..."Welcome to the Sisterhood/Brotherhood of the Bandster's"!!

  7. Congratulations, take it easy and heal well!

  8. I am so glad to hear from you and to hear that you are well.Welcome to Bandland! Have a good rest and take time to heal it is very important.