Everything went fine on Friday. The staff at the surgery center were wonderful to me, and you haven’t lived until they hand you your bra in a BioHazard bag! (They told me I could keep my underwear, but apparently that didn’t mean my bra. I had to take it off in the operating room, and the Bio Hazard bag was the only storage thing available. LOL!) John has been a phenomenal nursemaid! No complaints and always there for me, no matter how nasty the bandage was or how many times I needed ice chips for my dry mouth and throat. (Breathing through your mouth is a pain.) He’s got a picture of me before surgery which makes me look like his 90 year old Grandma Verducci!
And a thank you to my other nursemaids: the dogs. They stayed to my side the whole weekend, watching over me. Elphie wouldn’t even leave me to eat! We brought her bowl into the bedroom before she starved. And there’s nothing like sleeping in a pile of furballs to make you feel secure.
It’s taking me a bit longer to recover than I thought it would; I expected to be up running around on Sunday and I was far from that. The dizziness was so bad along with the congestion and pressure pain that I had to take the day off on Monday and felt like it again Tues.
My company doesn’t do sick days vs vacation etc, but one pool of days off; the only one I had left were for the December trip. I thought I got lucky when an surgery opening was available for the Friday after Thanksgiving. No need to take time off!! I’d be back on my feet by Sunday! Yeah, I would be…. if I had just had deviated septum surgery, but with the rest of it, no such luck. I had to take a day off Monday, as I said, so now I’m begging my boss to let me do a day off with no pay for vacation! Otherwise, I have to come in! They HATE time off with no pay, and they give it as often as Lindsay Lohan actually sticks to her rehab! That’s why I came in on Tues, so I didn’t make John and my sister have to come home from Florida early, and I’m glad I did. I made it through the day and it’s easier to ask for 1 unpaid day off than 2.
I have a follow up appointment for Thurs night, where they will clean out all the sinuses. They said I won’t believe how good I will feel after it. I can’t wait to get that “rotor rooter” treatment! I hope it really will mean the end of all this.
I’m a feeling a little better today: the dizziness is gone! I have the congestion and pressure pain, but I’m a pro with those by now. And I’m used to juggling my work’s PIA policy on sick days, so I’m through 1 day and have good hopes for the rest of the week. I haven’t heard yet from my boss about giving me that 1 day yet. Keeping my fingers crossed!
John surprised me by bringing in all the Christmas decorations and getting the tree up with its lights! Tonight, I’m putting up the village!