Saturday, January 24, 2009

Post-op

We were back home from the surgery center yesterday by about 1:30pm. That's not too bad. The anesthesiologist put a block in the side of my neck to reduce post-op pain, but as an inevitable side effect my left arm was completely paralysed and numb for about 10 hours. After that I started getting the pins and needles sensation and finally had full movement and feeling back in my arm some time after 1am. It's a freaky feeling, not being able to even move or feel your fingers no matter how much you try. I don't think I'll ever take my left arm for granted after that! This morning I felt pretty good until I started moving around, and Tylox has been my friend since then. Honestly, if I don't move my arm I am completely pain free even without pills, but of course I have to start some time. I'll be doing some PT early next week too.

Bilal has perceived that Mama isn't functioning at 100%, so he has decided to be especially needy today, the little stinker. Zakir finally took him shopping to give me some relief. Right now I am pecking away at the keyboard with my right hand, and starting to feel a bit fuzzy. I think the meds are kicking in, so I'll stop right here........

2 comments:

Amyacl said...

Glad that all went well! Hope you are feeling a whole lot better soon.

The Portas said...

I hope everything is feeling back to normal! Glad to hear the surgery went well and that it is over. xoxo

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