Wednesday, June 15, 2011

I'm Wired

That phrase evokes different responses in people.

(A) Some might think it refers to how God made us... "I'm just wired that way."

(B) For the younger generation, they probably assume it has something to do with technology.

(C) And if you're accident prone, maybe the first image in your head is someone with their jaws wired shut.

(D) For me it's none of the above. It just means surgery went well, the device (i.e., wire and battery) implanted and functioning. 

I am pretty ouchy still and likely to be so for a few days. It makes sitting or laying down a little challenging.

The worst part was no doubt the anesthesia, of which there was waaaaay too much. I warned them. I truly did. But they always think they know so much more than us non-medical peons. Of course it doesn't affect them, so what do they care? It took a sweet forever to come out of it and I was sicker than a dog for hours, unable to even keep water down. Not fun.

The original prescription for pain meds did not sit well with me either, even though I only took half of one with breakfast before we headed back to Michigan. Not being a fan of the nausea and vomiting I asked the doctor's office to call in a different prescription, one I have used in the past with decidedly fewer ill effects.

Thanks for praying and please continue to pray as the incisions heal and I figure out the proper adjustment for the device. The original setting caused the toes on my right foot to twitch every time it activated (on 20 seconds, off 8 seconds) which I don't think is a desired outcome. Made for an interesting drug-induced, nausea-filled, toe-twitching night though. I'm surprised I didn't have any weird dreams but that's probably because I really didn't sleep very much. But that's about to change. I am preparing to get comfortable with an assortment of pillows all around me and catch up on some of that lost sleep.

Hasta manaƱa...


Mari said...

Glad to hear the surgery is done - will be praying for quick recovery!

SusanD said...

So glad to hear the surgery went well. Albeit they over did the anesthesia. Hope you get some much needed rest and praying for your rapid and complete recovery. Blessings, SusanD

sara said...

glad to hear the surgery went well. Praying for your recovery and that it will do all you expect!

Lhoyt said...

I feel for you, Kim. None of the effects of anaesthesia that you mentioned ever happened to me, so I can't quite relate, but I do know the feeling of waking up and feeling woozy, wondering "Where am I". I trust you are feeling much better, and that your toe is ignoring the signals by now.

The Bug said...

Since I'm reading this the next day I hope you got lots of uninterrupted sleep & the nausea has worn off by now!

Oldfangled said...

I hope you're feeling lots better. You'll have to come visit again sometime when you can enjoy Chef's cooking. (:

skoots1mom said...

i so feel for you, sista...
the meds are always too much for my system too...i tend to need about 1/4 of what most people

so happy the surgery went well and praying for great sleeping and recuperating
I know ivan will be taking good care of you til you're 100%


rita said...

We will be wired (def. B) Monday afternoon.
Hopes you can soon say about your wiring "Vale la pena."