Friday, October 22, 2010

Home again, home again.

I came home today from the hospital after twenty-four hours of Dilaudid PCA and Lortab elixir. (Dilaudid is great and all, but it was really too strong for me.)

In order of importance:

My airway is clear
I sound like Mushmouth from the old Fat Albert show
I can swallow small amounts of not-pointy things
Occasionally I get nasal regurgitation, which is gross
There is actually less pain with this than there was with the biopsy
I snore like a freaking freight train thanks to this surgery
The obdurator doesn't fit right and will have to be revised.

The obdurator doesn't fit right because Dr. Crane only had to take out one tooth instead of two (hooray) and the tumor wasn't *quite* as large as we'd feared (hooray) and all that.

I am exhausted, honestly. I need some good sleep and maybe some nice boring scrambled eggs for brekkers. I'll catch you guys up in between doses of meds.

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

I just breathed an audible sigh of relief. I was grateful you let us know you were okay after surgery, but I am delighted you are home. Hang in there. We're in your court.

Andrea said...

OMG Mushmouth! "Hey-bedaba!" LOL!

Glad you're home and okay. I recommend you watch old Fat Albert cartoons to keep yourself occupied.

oneoff said...

Wishing you lots of peaceful and comfortable sleep. Glad to hear you sounding like you. Pixi

Silliyak said...

Really glad to hear. I'm pretty new to your blog, but I'm hooked. Best wishes

Ewa said...

Glad to hear all the good news.
Get a lot of rest. I am keeping you in my thoughts and sending you good vibes.

Cam 'From Banker To Bedside' said...

Oh Jo! I've thought a lot about you the last couple of days! Sent lots of good vibes your way, too ;) Thanks for the update; I'm so happy it was a bit better than they thought.

Jenn Jilks said...

KEEP US POSTED!

Bonnie said...

Woot! Yayness! *does happy Snoopy dance*

bdaiss said...

Welcome home. Glad all is improving. And better than expected. And hey - at least you have a good excuse for the snoring. : )

Celeste said...

Wow, there's a lot of good news crammed into one post! I'm so sorry about your obdurator fit being incorrect; I sure hope they can make you a new one quickly and that it's under warranty. ;o)))

Sleep tight and here's hoping things just get better from here. Welcome home, Jo!!!

Leslie said...

Wonderful news! So glad you're home! Enjoy your nice comfy bed and keep up with the meds! Thinkin of you often.

Leslie in Canada

alex said...

woo hoo!!

Molly said...

Glad to hear things are going reasonably well. I've been absent for a few weeks and have been wondering how all has been on the lumpy front.

woolywoman said...

Whoo Hoo! Straight from PCA to home? You are a cowgirl.

JacquiBee said...

Good to hear your home. take care.

spider said...

so glad you're home! now rest up and speedy healing.

Eileen said...

Brilliant!!!! If you can write that much you must be feeling pretty human again. So pleased about the positives - the other bits will be resolved.

many hugs, Eileen

Lurkette said...

Of course you're exhausted - goodness!

I am so happy to hear your good news. Now just stay home and rest and do whatever you need to do.

Hugs, prayers and all the good stuff from Jerusalem.

Anonymous said...

Hugs. Just hugs. That is all.

Crabby McSlacker said...

So glad you're home and that all went well!

Hope you get a better fitting obdurator soon. How can one be obdurate without a proper obdurator?

Sending healing thoughts and hugs and hopes for a quick recovery.

Rebekah said...

SO glad you're home with your kitties & Max...I'll bet they were happy to see you!

Healthy, fast-healing vibes still going out to you. And many thanks to Pens for taking such good care of you.

Penny said...

I am posting a comment to Nurse Jo's blog, from Nurse Jo's computer, while Nurse Jo sleeps in the next room. It's like a freaking Mobius Strip, or something.

Just My 2¢ said...

Awesome news, kiddo!

Dilaudid is a great pain med but at some point after a procedure is over, I always have to head back to the ED and have them drain my bladder. Why does the ED doc always assign the new nurse for the duty? A Foley catheter isn't erotic for either of us...

messymimi said...

Praying for good sleep over the next several days, and that they get the obdurator right.

Shannon Tucker Photography said...

Rock and Roll! I was just thining you should be home by now. Glad things went better than expected.

Enjoy your drugs.
S

kirabug said...

Huzzah!!

Elaine said...

Glad you're home. Onward and upward!

jabowk said...

New word for the day "obdurator", must look that up. Sounds like a bite splint.

So glad you are home and healing. Sending sunshine and healing vibes your way.

terri c said...

I like that the tumor was smaller than expected.

Charlotte said...

Sounds like several pieces of good news! I'm so glad the tumor was smaller than expected and that your pain isn't too bad (yet). Hope you are recovering well!