Thursday, April 30, 2009
If Only I Could Fart
Yeah, I know it's a funny and somewhat inappropriate title, but it sums up the day I've had. Here's the deal: during laparoscopic surgery, they fill your belly up with a bunch of air to make room for the tools to go in and for better visualization. Well, they don't remove that air when they're done so you're left with a stomach full of a big-toot-waiting-to-happen. Except it hasn't happened and I'm uncomfortable. And I'm fearful of how it is going to feel when it does happen and who will be around to witness it!
The picture above is pre-op: notice how incredible I look in a giant hospital gown and the fact that I could stand upright at that time. The picture below is post-op and you might notice my graceful new walking position. But check out my cute new nightgown: it was $7 at Old Navy!!!
My new walking style has been quite the source of jokes thanks to my caring husband and mom. Aaron says I look like either a camel or an old woman with back problems and my mom described me as a "7". She then noted that if she laid me on the floor, I would be an "L". But she was worried that she wouldn't be able to get me back up... Great to have such wonderful support! I would show pictures of my wounds but one is through my belly button so it's not noticeable and the other two are way down south and this is not that type of blog. :)
Well, I hope everyone is having a great week and I'll keep you posted on the progress!