Got the news this afternoon
I get to go home tomorrow!
I have a long list of to-watch-fors and I will have a home health care nurse 3 days a week to help my 'ambulate', check my meds and shower. Probably have that help for the next 2 weeks.
My stitches are all the absorbable ones so I don't see my NS for 3 weeks.
I am to watch for increased swelling in the right (the numb one) leg, along with footdrop, weakness or pain - or anything that is worse. I'm to notify NS immediately in that case.
No sitting longer than 20 minutes per hour.
Eat as well as possible (I'm still recovering after needed the blood transfusion)
I've told my mom to make sure they put a garbage bag on the Suburban seat so I can slide in and out.
I am to recline at 45 degrees on the way home and I must be released into 24 hour adult supervision - geez, no partying for me!
I asked my NS if I was being slow about healing and he told me I wasn't - but that you had to take into consideration that I had 2 major surgeries, not just one.
I asked him if I could do the Storytelling Festival (part job, part love of it) at the end of August - he doesn't sound like it's possible - darn
I am determined to follow directions, take it easy and just heal. Better than landing back in here in the next year.
So long to open-backed gowns and catheter checks
3:00 am blood draws and failed IV's
So long to looking at my food from underneath it and getting noodles stuck in my straw
No more announcing through a speaker that I need help to go potty
Here is to no longer feeling like a bug that has been skewered to a card