I was flabbergasted thinking it took longer to explain than to do it.
Coming back into the real world on this particular operation (pun intended) was frightening and I might add quite painful. Tiffany my nurse asked for the usual now much pain between one and ten. I know it was my own voice howling in pain that brought into this painful world. I was honest with her as before surgery we made deal between us. No lies from either of us, even bad news, we would be honest with one another. So I told eleven maybe another half on top of that. She told me later she could not believe how much pain I said I had. A few minutes later and I told her no change and she nodded saying I didn't change it before it was a test, as she smiled and made an adjustment, within fifteen minutes the pain had been diminished quite tolerably.
MY daughters told me when I was wheeled into the room I was crying and and told them to cut the SOB off.
Today is Monday and about the fourth day after surgery.
Yesterday I let it be known that I was worried about the addiction of the pain medicine. This morning I woke up about 2 AM and the pain had left my body. It has now been about 14 hours with out the pain pills for which I am mighty thankful for.
Yesterday Kitt came and changed the dressing on the incision with no surprises there except for one of the surgical dressings.
A dressing about 1/8th of an inch thick and 1 1/2 inches wide and six inches long. Looks and feels like a "teflon) but it is also highly absorbent. The little sucker laid over the staples and did not drag on them like regular packing's do. I found out that it is not available to peons.
Only three more weeks in this immobilizer then to a different one with a dial up on it or something, for another four weeks and then we will see what is over the horizon.
I had a very welcome surprise from one of the granddaughter's. Trisha with her husband and two boys stopped for a few moments and it was a joy. I sure want to thank them again for stopping even if just for a moment.
My buddy Gary came by and made me smile that was worth a lot. Thanks Gary