Friday, December 03, 2010

Convalescence

I'll try to keep this post honest yet not offer up TMI because I like to have some privacy and don't want you always thinking of my bodily ailments every time you see me (It's hard not to when they are so vast though), but on Wednesday this week I had an outpatient surgery that I did not want to have. In fact I dreaded it so much I had even cancelled it before. I had second thoughts about it up until the point that my husband asked the doctor the exact same questions I had and was reassured that it wouldn't be a tough recovery, I could pick up my baby by the weekend, I could travel by Christmas, there just may be some slight discomfort.

All I have to say is SLIGHT DISCOMFORT MY &$%^@*!&*@!!!!! I was in so much pain Wed. I was begging Ryan to take me to the hospital to have them knock me out. I was convulsing and I was puking and I was contemplating slitting my wrists to feel some relief. Pain meds weren't doing anything so Ryan called the nurse who just said double the meds til I passed out. Luckily I had trusted the internet to not completely believe the doctor so I had lined up friends to help me out with Liv so Ryan could go back to work. Now after reading more post op descriptions from people on the internet I'm having serious conclusions that doctors lie on purpose about healing time because no one would do this if they knew the pain involved. And at least if he'd been honest with me I could've had my mom come up....who is now probably coming up anyway since he wrote on my post op care not to pick up anything over 20 pounds for 10 days.....10 days!!! He wrote that on my sheet at the same time my husband and I ASKED him if I could care for my 14 month old daughter by the weekend.

In conclusion I officially hate doctors (remember this gem). I was on the borderline before but now it's official. They suck. And from now on whenever the paperwork says to name my primary care physician I will gladly put THE INTERNET. Because it's more true and honest than the professionals.

10 comments:

lizcannon said...

he sucks.
i am so sorry to hear about this.
i would take care of you, just move to denver!

Leslie said...

oh honey!! that sounds HORRIBLE. when speaking to med professionals about the same procedure, we definitely opted out after some due diligence. obv there were a couple of differences in your case vs ours, but omg. how terrible. hopefully any future dilemmas will be treatable outside of the surgeon's office.

safe healing to you, friend!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry to hear its been so awful. I hope the doctor was at least correct about you being somewhat better by this weekend. I wish I were there to be of more help. Love ya and will be praying for your quick recovery. Aw, the joys of motherhood. Mom aka Gma

Kelsey said...

I'm so sorry that doctors suck and that you are in pain! I'd listen to the nurse though and take the meds until you pass out! I'm a fan of pain meds though! Hope you feel better really soon.

kmom said...

In case any of you are wondering, I have recovered from the grand tri-fecta weekend (Thanksgiving/Christmas/Katie's birthday) and planning to arrive late Sun. afternoon to help out as nurse and nanny. Please pray for us all, especially Katie. Grammy

The Moores said...

So glad your mom is going to be able to come! There's nothing like having mom around then you're not feeling good. Hope the pain meds are helping, we'll be praying for you all.

lauren and brad said...

Thank the Lord for Deb...whew!

LOVE YOU.

devon lorraine ... said...

oh no! i just read this! i hope you are starting to feel better now!

devon lorraine ... said...

oh no! i just read this. i hope you are starting to feel better by now!

tricia said...

i hope you are feeling better and on your way to a speedy recovery!!! sending lots of hugs your way.

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