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Aug 23, 2019 11:00:44   #
LEE1313 (a regular here)
 
Sending gentle hugs
RELAX and get well
 
Aug 23, 2019 11:11:04   #
Granny21 (a regular here)
 
Been praying for ya. I gotta agree, surgery and anesthesia is best taken with a huge dose of humor! For me it was either laugh or consider homicide. My whole hospital stay has become a source of laughter, thankfully!

I kid you not, I wore tomato soup for days! They forgot to tell me I had to request pain meds after removing the morphine push button (which I only used twice, trying to be tough.) Physical therapy came in and I hadn't had that pump for several hours. I hurt but walked for an hour. DH arrived and I was sitting, in great pain, crying because I couldn't reach the nurse call button for help. He called, they gave me a shot then brought lunch. Tomato soup. Those drugs musta been good because I could NOT find my mouth with the spoon. Fell alseep in the chair, soup all over me. No remembrance of being nurse-handled back to bed.

Woke up starving and hurting. DH called nurses again. They came, cleaned me up, brought pain med in pill form. You guessed it, supper comes, tomato soup. This time I not only spooned it all over my lovely hospital fashion but managed to get it all over the bedding.

Next day I was still on liquid diet. Somehow my schedule remained 1st get clean fashion, 2nd get pain med, 3rd get tomato soup (the only non chuncky soup I really like.) Therefore I wore it like a super-model on a runway as I walked the halls working on my escape.

I'm glad you continue to hold the funny view of all. At least laughing at myself kept me going thru PT etc.
Aug 23, 2019 11:17:26   #
Hazel Blumberg - McKee (a regular here)
 
GET BETTER SOON!

Warmly,
Hazel
Aug 23, 2019 11:25:08   #
janallynbob (a regular here)
 
Granny21 wrote:
Been praying for ya. I gotta agree, surgery and anesthesia is best taken with a huge dose of humor! For me it was either laugh or consider homicide. My whole hospital stay has become a source of laughter, thankfully!

I kid you not, I wore tomato soup for days! They forgot to tell me I had to request pain meds after removing the morphine push button (which I only used twice, trying to be tough.) Physical therapy came in and I hadn't had that pump for several hours. I hurt but walked for an hour. DH arrived and I was sitting, in great pain, crying because I couldn't reach the nurse call button for help. He called, they gave me a shot then brought lunch. Tomato soup. Those drugs musta been good because I could NOT find my mouth with the spoon. Fell alseep in the chair, soup all over me. No remembrance of being nurse-handled back to bed.

Woke up starving and hurting. DH called nurses again. They came, cleaned me up, brought pain med in pill form. You guessed it, supper comes, tomato soup. This time I not only spooned it all over my lovely hospital fashion but managed to get it all over the bedding.

Next day I was still on liquid diet. Somehow my schedule remained 1st get clean fashion, 2nd get pain med, 3rd get tomato soup (the only non chuncky soup I really like.) Therefore I wore it like a super-model on a runway as I walked the halls working on my escape.

I'm glad you continue to hold the funny view of all. At least laughing at myself kept me going thru PT etc.
Been praying for ya. I gotta agree, surgery and a... (show quote)


Hysterical, but in all truth what would Mr Blackwell (hope that's correct) said, he would have said "Our lovely model is doing tribute to the famous Andy Warhol, please show you appreciation to Andy and his fantastic model", now come the standing ovation and applause. (Just don't slip, looks bad),

Janallyn
Aug 23, 2019 12:16:43   #
knitwitgalaxy
 
janallynbob wrote:
Thank you, it was a general, double mastectomy, you should have seen me walking the hallway, I'm wondering around, not lost, no tree (didn't need it), at 4:30 in the morning, I looked like a duck getting ready to take off, and here the nurses come running, what's wrong they say, I'm, well you told me to walk or you would put those stupid boots back on me, I informed them they had no sense of fashion, they were not the least bit fashionable, and the color was "boring", they couldn't wait for me to be discharged, gotta laugh.

Janallyn
Thank you, it was a general, double mastectomy, yo... (show quote)


Yes, I walked around at all hours also, think it upsets the night staff!!
Aug 23, 2019 12:22:47   #
knitwitgalaxy
 
Granny21 wrote:
Been praying for ya. I gotta agree, surgery and anesthesia is best taken with a huge dose of humor! For me it was either laugh or consider homicide. My whole hospital stay has become a source of laughter, thankfully!

I kid you not, I wore tomato soup for days! They forgot to tell me I had to request pain meds after removing the morphine push button (which I only used twice, trying to be tough.) Physical therapy came in and I hadn't had that pump for several hours. I hurt but walked for an hour. DH arrived and I was sitting, in great pain, crying because I couldn't reach the nurse call button for help. He called, they gave me a shot then brought lunch. Tomato soup. Those drugs musta been good because I could NOT find my mouth with the spoon. Fell alseep in the chair, soup all over me. No remembrance of being nurse-handled back to bed.

Woke up starving and hurting. DH called nurses again. They came, cleaned me up, brought pain med in pill form. You guessed it, supper comes, tomato soup. This time I not only spooned it all over my lovely hospital fashion but managed to get it all over the bedding.

Next day I was still on liquid diet. Somehow my schedule remained 1st get clean fashion, 2nd get pain med, 3rd get tomato soup (the only non chuncky soup I really like.) Therefore I wore it like a super-model on a runway as I walked the halls working on my escape.

I'm glad you continue to hold the funny view of all. At least laughing at myself kept me going thru PT etc.
Been praying for ya. I gotta agree, surgery and a... (show quote)



Best wishes to you for a continued good recovery.

What would they have done with me? I don't like tomato soup!!
 
Aug 23, 2019 12:22:56   #
MissNettie (a regular here)
 
DH put an egg carton full of egg shells back in the refrigerator, so don't feel bad. MN
Aug 23, 2019 13:34:17   #
Granny21 (a regular here)
 
janallynbob wrote:
Hysterical, but in all truth what would Mr Blackwell (hope that's correct) said, he would have said "Our lovely model is doing tribute to the famous Andy Warhol, please show you appreciation to Andy and his fantastic model", now come the standing ovation and applause. (Just don't slip, looks bad),

Janallyn


Have to pass this on to DH when I get home. It's been a smidgeon over 2 years since my stellar show in the hospital. He still gets tons of mileage from it. The first meal when I couldn't find my mouth with the spoon is his favorite, closely followed by supper that night when I tried to drink the soup from the bowl. Guess the drugs hit mid-sip. The bowl was propped in both hands to my face and the soup went all down my chin, neck, arms, chest, lovely hospital gown to the bed. Soup even ran down the lines of the heart monitor. DH proudly took photo evidence, I'm so blessed with such a thoughtful man :/

He did try to wipe my body afterward but the Andy Warhol was done on gown and sheets. The hospital laundry must have loved me.
Aug 23, 2019 13:39:08   #
Granny21 (a regular here)
 
knitwitgalaxy wrote:
Best wishes to you for a continued good recovery.

What would they have done with me? I don't like tomato soup!!


I had a choice between chicken and beef broth but didn't want those. They humored me with tomato soup. Just think of all the laughs we'd have missed if I hadn't been hard-headed about broth!
Aug 23, 2019 14:38:13   #
Evie RM (a regular here)
 
Definitely keep that sense of humor. It is what gets us through. I have to wait until next Wednesday to get the results of the four biopsies (2 on each breast) that I had done this week. Prayers for a quick recovery for you.
Aug 23, 2019 20:44:18   #
kaytea
 
Bless your heart . Take care .I rarely talk, but I read your posts .
 
Aug 23, 2019 21:54:09   #
run4fittness (a regular here)
 
janallynbob wrote:
Thank you, it was a general, double mastectomy, you should have seen me walking the hallway, I'm wondering around, not lost, no tree (didn't need it), at 4:30 in the morning, I looked like a duck getting ready to take off, and here the nurses come running, what's wrong they say, I'm, well you told me to walk or you would put those stupid boots back on me, I informed them they had no sense of fashion, they were not the least bit fashionable, and the color was "boring", they couldn't wait for me to be discharged, gotta laugh.

Janallyn
Thank you, it was a general, double mastectomy, yo... (show quote)


I was wondering what sort of surgery and this popped up. Ouch! Yes, they do want you to walk around.

Hang in there, the drugs will eventually be out of your body. When I had my hysterectomy it took a few weeks for that to happen. It helps that I am allergic to so many of them and what they end up using is "burned up" by my body quickly. My body is not happy with most drugs, which I feel is a good thing.

gentle {{hugs}} and best wishes.
Aug 24, 2019 05:23:24   #
mcmanusp (a regular here)
 
I love your posts Janallyn. I hope you feel better soon. ((Hugs))
Aug 24, 2019 06:06:04   #
PatK27 (a regular here)
 
Hope you are feeling better soon. Anesthesia will do that to you. Don’t push yourself too hard. That only makes the brain fog worse. Sending hugs
janallynbob wrote:
If anyone sent me a pm, and I didn't answer, I'm sorry, just let me know, my brain seems to have taken a vacation, and yes I'm fine, the surgeon said I might be forgetful for a couple of weeks, I think he's a lair and sent my brain to Mars, just for the fun of it, lol, at least I remembered to put the empty ice cream container back in the freezer, gotta laugh with me or at me, either will be fine,

Janallyn
Aug 24, 2019 06:11:35   #
Irene Kidney (a regular here)
 
Hope he’s taken the bits you don’t want to remember away, be good if we could do that! Hope you recover well didn’t realise you were having a serious op, sending hugs x Irene
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