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Monday, 13 February 2017

I'm Back!

Yes indeed, I finally got released from hospital on Thursday 9th, but it's taken me a few days of doing pretty much nothing to settle in again. It was actually a bit of a shock when she said 'You can go home today'- I wasn't expecting that at all. Thought it might possibly be Friday, or more likely Saturday.  Quite sure I've come out with twice as much as I went in with! I'd already messaged Doug to let him know not to bother bringing anything else in with him, so I knew he's get that message later in the day, as he'd have been in bed by the time they did their rounds, and that I could keep a check on when everything was going to be ready, so he could get there  and not have too much waiting. As it happened, they were pretty efficient with the prep of the GP's letter, and all the medication.Everything was ready by about midday, so it was just a matter of waiting for Doug to wake up and get my message.
 Not having any problems with breathing, that has got better day by day, and as long as I do things slowly,all is fine. No real pain, more soreness and uncomfortable, but as I have slow release morphine, I expect that has something to do with it.
 If surgical scars bother you, you may want to skip over this next bit 😒
 Funny how you don't actually consider some things- I'd been expecting a smallish- maybe up to 5" scar once I realised it had been open surgery. Which means I got a heck of a shock when I saw this! Definitely not was I was expecting to see. Nice patch of bruising below it, and that stitch- somehow or other, when they remove the drain from the surgical site, that stitch is attached to the end of it, and pulls everything closed when it comes out.
 So I'm currently doing something I've never done before- PJ days! Just makes it easier to dress/change if Sid has any accidents, without getting myself short of breath managing alone.
 Finally, I want to say a huge Thank You to all of my Blogging friends for their kindness, prayers, love & support for us both not only for this surgery, but all of the time. We love you all.


julie Williams said...

I have a matching scar !!! Glad to see your breathing is getting better . Mind over matter remember . Keep up the good work xx �� Take care

Annie said...

That really looks to have healed very well Shaz and I'm thrilled you are making good steady progress each day. Keep up the good work my friend.
Annie x

Tiffany Brooks said...

Wow that is some wound. But so pleased you are well and home and up and about. Amazing brave lady for what you've been through and for sharing your story. Lots of Love. Xxxx

Julia Dunnit said...

Both Bart and I said 'bloody hell' at the size of that wound, it looks like a shark bite! I think you've done remarkably well Shaz, to be up and about after only four days at home....well done you. Glad about the breathing and glad that you're able to tell when you may be overdoing it. It's all good...onwards and upwards girly! Our love to you both. Zxxx

Rita said...

You have certainly been in the wars Shaz. But I am so glad that things are getting easier day by day. Small steps at a time Dear and you will be fine. Lovely to hear from you, but take care of yourself too. Love & Hugs Rita xx

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Shaz and welcome back, it's lovely to hear from you.
My goodness that's some scar, however it looks to be healing fine, delighted that your progress is onward and upward Shaz, just take things slowly and you will be back in harness soon, hugs Kate x

dutchess said...

Great to see you are home Shaz...that's some scar!.....now you need to take it slow and easy and get fit again....xxxx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

It's great to see that you're back home where you belong and I'm sure that you'll be feeling better each day now. Ouch.....is all I have to say to that scar, what. I war wound. Fortunately, you won the battle. Take care of yourself Shaz and enjoy your PJ days, you'll grow to love them; crafty but gentle hugs, Sandra x

Elizabeth said...

Hi Shaz, lovely to see you back and to hear that you are breathing better. Nothing wrong with having P-J days when you have been through so much. Just listen to your body and let it take as long as it takes to recover completely. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Kathyk said...

That's a good old scar you have there, but at least it looks clean and tidy and let's hope that might be an end to it too. Take it easy ... baby steps is the way forward

All the best


Belinda Basson said...

Hey there special lady. Wow, I have missed a lot in the world of Blogland and see you have been in Hospital... looks like you had an accident with a chainsaw! That scar is impressive... oh the stories you could make up! Love and gentle hugs from across the ocean.

Helen said...

my reaction was a bit stronger than Julia and Bart, hope the scar heals well- I don't blame you for PJ days (although I have to say I hate lounging about in PJs.. ) but needs must. Hope the scar doesn't make sleeping too painful (I sleep on my back, or at worst on one side... looks as if it would impair that!! Lots of love, and please do take it steadily and slowly... you have been through a lot (again!) Helen xxx

Barb said...

So glad to hear you're back home again Shaw and that your breathing is much better. That is a big wound but it does look nice and clean. You take it easy and get well again soon. Lots of love to you both. Barbxx

Monica said...

Just go on taking it easy. It took me a while to figure that you were hospitalized and Doug was keeping us all informed. Just remember all tht stuff like Rome wan't built......
Get well
Hugs Monica

donna garner said...

Crikey Shaz the last time I saw a scar like that was in the 1980s! Keep taking the MST! So glad you have made a good initial recovery and that you are sensibly recuperating at a steady pace, it must be nice to be home again, and lovely to see you back at the desk, don't worry about visiting, let us come to you for a bit.. dx #24

Stacy Sheldon said...

I am so glad to see this is behind you and you are home healing. :) ( I know hubs shot one of my head behind my ears when I had the first one done and it was a big shock to me but, I have gobs of hair so, you'd never see it now a days. Hopefully you are getting lots of rest and don't feel bad about the jammie days I think that is what they were intended for. :)
(( hugs ))

Stacy #45

Lisca Meijer said...

A scar to be proud of! So glad you have been discharged and are relaxing at home and sleeping in your own bed.
MST is brilliant. It helps you heal without too much discomfort.
I bet Doug is glad you are back too.
All the best.

Neet said...

That's one helluva scar Shaz. Ouch! and Ouch! again.
You poor little sausage you. Made me shudder to seer it.
Glad you are home and hope that now you can start to get "proper better."
Sending lots and lots of love
Neet xx

Joan said...

You have been in my thoughts and I'm glad you are home to continue your recovery. Kudos to Doug for keeping us updated. Get plenty of rest and make your way back at your own pace. We're aren't going anywhere so whenever you're ready we'll all be here waiting and cheering you on. Sending lots of virtual hugs because I have a feeling real hugs might hurt a bit too much right now.
Hang in there.

scrappymo! said...

PJ days sound lovely whenyou are home and healing.
That is one huge scar. Mu goodness,that must have been a lot of stitches!
Hope you continue to feel stronger each and every day.

Linda Hinkamp said...

My husband had the lower part of his lung removed.

You are in much better shape he was, major drainage, needed nursing care at home.
9 inch scar.

Looks & sounds like you are on your way to healing.

I am sending you healing loving energy.


Carol said...

Finally remembered to pop in for an update. Glad you're recuperating well, just remember to keep taking things slowly and don't over do it...it's still early days. Take care, hugs Carol x