Saturday, September 6, 2008

Surgery Stinks

I am not one that likes to be still and my surgery has forced stillness upon me. I spent the first day sleeping flat on my back and then the rest of the night throwing up. Note: after abdominal surgery, don't throw up. Getting in the floor and up again about killed me. I then developed a knot in one side that sent me back into the doctor's office the next day. More medicine and more sleeping. I will say day 3 is going much better. I was able to pick something up off the floor. The food nazi's will be excited, I have lost 5 pounds. Seems a uterus weighs a couple of pounds. I have on my Joe Jeans today and it doesn't hurt. My belly button is now a different shape. I am not real sure if it will go back to normal. Other things I have learned, betadine stains. Kinda embarrassing when you realize where all the put the betadine and you don't even remember going into surgery or who saw you.

Big thanks to husband for walking me around the house, holding my hair to throw up, washing my face with a wash rag, getting the betadine and sticky stuff off me, childcare, folding clothes, fixing meals, and using all his compassion he had on me! Bre, for forcing me to let daughter stay with you and being her carpool mommy. Karen, for getting up at the crack of dawn to get son off the school and for checking on me constantly. Sister, for taking care of daughter and being that someone she could confess her school sins too! Kristi, for organizing food for my family every night. Mother, for childcare and taking care of me! Cyndi and Dave for taking son to and from school, sometimes on last minute notice. For all my other friends, thanks for all the prayers. The prayers meant the most! To my bible study group, YOU ARE MY SISTERS. I love you all for the realness you bring to my life, for the friendship, for the support, for the challenge and for the love!

Son said, "I never knew who was going to have me!" And there have been days, I couldn't remember who had my kids. But I know one thing, God has blessed us with a wonderful support system full of Godly friends and a Godly family. Friends who put our needs before theirs. Friends who turn their own life upside down to help us. Friends who treat us like family. When we lived in Montgomery we had little to no support system. Our family was an hour away. Moving back here has been the best thing for my marriage and our family. Getting involved in church has brought friends into our life that money can't buy. Being close to family has given us so much support that money can't buy. So to you all:

Philippians 1:3 I thank my God every time I remember you


Karen said...

Glad you are feeling better! You can be so stubborn at times but we still love you!

Bre said...

What a sweet post. You are MORE THAN WELCOME!! Your friendship means more to me than you will ever know. There are SOOO many days I dont think I would have made it without you. Glad you are starting to feel better. LOVE YOU!!!

Tricia said...

Hey Marsha
So glad you are on the mend, I have wanted to call and check on you but did not want to bother you in case you were sleeping. You have definitely been in my prayers. Please let me know if you need me to do anything for you!


Kristi said...

Isn't it nice to let go of SOME of the independence and let friends and family help you? We had fun at your house. Jason commented that I have never sat down with him and watched the game. Bailey has already asked several times when she can come back. I am packing her suitcase as I write :) You just need to get a Millie and that will seal the deal.