I must thank you all from my heart for the well wishes and kindness. I don’t know if I would have had the courage without it.
Surgery was a little bigger than expected in that the surgeon needed to drill a full 2 inches into my skull to get all of the infected bone. When the surgeon woke me from anesthesia he said it was to worst case he’d ever seen. So I guess that explains why I’ve felt so poorly. I tend to be an over achiever….so it’s just like me to get an infection that makes a surgeon say holy crap.
The pain has been more than I expected but does get better each day. I had surgery 4 days ago and am able to go a few hours now with no pain medicine! I hate pain medicine so taking it at all is a big deal for me. I took no pain medicine after my c-section because I don’t like the fog they cause. This pain is much much worse than my c-sections.
My one ear is very swollen and I feel like I look like an elf from Lord of the Rings. I have 7 stitches behind the ear with swelling on my face, ear and neck. All of that said…..I am on the mend !!!!! I bet I will be on my feet (without falling over) in days. There is light at the end of this tunnel finally.
I can see myself re-joining the world and I can’t wait. I know, you will all tell me not to push and I promise I won’t. The truth is the pain runs the show right now so I am behaving myself. My garden is a mess. I see it from the window. I know that will be top on my list. I need to feed my sour dough starter too. The poor thing must be almost at the end of its rope! Don’t worry, I’m good at bringing sourdough starters back from the brink.
This house will soon smell of fresh baked sourdough bread and fresh sliced tomatoes from my garden. I’m excited to be on the mend. You all made this terrible time so much better for me. I am a very lucky girl to have such wonderful friends….even though we’ve never met in person. extremely lucky I’d say.
Please excuse the typos….my vision is not yet back and I can’t wear glasses because of my Elf ear.