Photos by Drew
I think it might be a little silly that we did an outfit post two days after surgery, but today I was really itching to get outside after being stuck in the house this weekend. The surgery went really well. I didn’t know how nervous I was until Friday morning when we were on our way to the outpatient center, and I was jumpy and felt nauseous. I pretty much felt the same way in the waiting room; they were playing those terrible doctor-related show that really are all about plastic surgery, so that didn’t help any. Once I was in the pre-op room and got my iv I was feeling better. All the nurses were extra nice and joke-y, and once they start putting stuff in your iv to calm you down there’s not much on earth that could worry you. The anesthesia was just as wonderful as I remembered–just a drop of it (that I can remember at least) and I was out under the warm lights, with a bunch of reassuringly happy nurses making jokes around me.
Waking up is scarier–especially after I had my bed pushed to the post-op room and felt so hot all of a sudden that I tried to take all my blankets and my funny surgery socks off. The pain in my arm was pretty terrible too, but as soon as the nurse started giving me more medications I started feeling a lot calmer, and it was so hard keeping my eyes open. But soon enough the nurse was pushing me in a wheelchair out to Drew’s car, and even with Atlanta stop and go traffic the ride home wasn’t that bad.
I spent this whole weekend resting–probably mostly sleeping. I’ve been getting pretty bad headaches that a lot of times hurt more than my elbow, so when they come along I drink Coke for the caffeine (I love coffee more but it’s hard to drink when I don’t feel well) and take one of the giant Ibuprofens the doctor gave me. The I go downstairs and sleep. Also I’ve totally been watching lots of Netflix like you all told me too–it’s kind of fun to have all the time in the world to get lost in a series, and right now I’m watching Downton Abbey and am four episodes in, with plenty of time to finish. I’ve been reading a little and also have been going online, even though the internet world just makes me wish I were up and at it again. I miss thrift stores and Silent Sundays planning, though hopefully Jamie and I can get back into it soon.
Today was nice though, so Drew and I made a quick trip to get frozen yogurt at Yoforia. I figure that as long as my bones are on the mend I’ll be needing lots of calcium, right? After that we walked around Westside Provisions. I wore this new Dear Creatures dress I got from Modcloth a few weeks ago, that I’ll definitely be wearing on my blog again since it’s a perfect summer dress and since my funny sling and scary swollen hand don’t do it justice at all.