I had my gallbladder removed about 2 weeks ago! Here is a summary of the past few days:
March 30: This was my liver and gallbladder (and the gallstones he maked)
March 31 7:00 am: Prior to the surgery, I got to wear this nifty inflatable robe that pumped in hot air. That was probably the highlight of the pre-op. The hospital was very small, so I had a lot of attention from the nurses even though it was a rather minor surgery. Basically, they wheeled me in the procedure room on a gurney, and I was knocked out after a couple of minutes of small talk with the anesthesiologist. The conversation went something like this:
Dr: What are studying in school?
Me: Plant pathology.
Dr: Ooooh. What do you think of GMOs?
Me: Well... (and then I was asleep)
|Me pre-surgery in my super, large inflatable robe.|
March 31 2:00 pm: We were out the front doors of the hospital by 1:00 pm. On the way home we stopped and got strawberry frappucinos. And I remember it tasting sooo good. By this time, I was impressively happy considering I had just had an internal organ removed from my body hours prior.
|Craig brought me flowers. |
They are still on my bedside table and they still make me smile.
I have to meet with the surgeon this Friday before I can return to running. Interestingly I have not minded too much about not being able to run. I missed a half marathon last weekend and a team relay this next weekend. It's a bit disappointing, but really I just want to return to my old-self, and taking long walks seems to satisfy my exercise requirements at the moment.
|I've been walking at least 2 miles a day since surgery. Notice an upward trend after April 1?|