Sunday, March 2, 2008

Post Surgery, Briefly

 
Thank you, everyone, for your care, concern and blanket of love. I went into surgery more relaxed than ever before. I had every confidence in my choice of surgery, the surgeon, the hospital and my own preparation, which included all of you who were so kind to wrap me in that blanket of love in whatever way seemed right for you. Damned good thing!
 
The surgery was, indeed a success, but not an easy one. They carved out eight pounds of skin and trapped fat, took out Meg's C-section scar, found and fixed a small hernia at the bottom of my pouch, and generally marched through my abdomen like the Calvary coming to my rescue. Alas, there was a bit of collateral damaged. I lost over 800 cc of blood, took forever to come out of anesthesia, had blood pressure that kept threatening to bottom out, and ended up with four  units of blood over two days.
 
So I got to spend an extra day or two at Yale/New Haven Hospital, miserable, but healing well, and finally made it home early this evening. Yes, despite the unexpected setbacks, I am well enough to be home alone four days after surgery.
 
I will write again later this week, when I have recovered a bit more. Meanwhile, Thanks again, everyone, I truly did feel peaceful and blessed as I lay on a gurney, wrapped in a powerful blanket of love.
 
Blessings to all,
Margo 


10 comments:

lisa41076 said...

Awwwwwww hon, I'm relieved that you posted, you have been on my mind all week, there will be a card going out for you tommorow, please take care of yourself and get lots of rest, Love You Lisa XOXO

dklars said...

I'm so happy to hear you are faring well!  Will keep you in my prayers.  ~~Kath~~

makemarc said...

I actually remembered to pray for you!  HOORAY FOR MARGO!

ksquester said...

Glad you hear from you. I kept you in the blanket most of the day.  I kind of enjoyed visiting you there too!    Anne

stetsonsfyre said...

I'm happy that you made it through the surgery!  I was thinking about you and picturing that sky blue blanket :)  I also lit a candle for you.  I hope you feel much better soon.  Hugz and Warmest, Healing Blessings to you.  Teresa

ukgal36 said...

keeping you wrapped in that blanket...
Lyn

dbaumgartner said...

Bless your heart!

I've still go you in my arms and will continue to surround with peace and healing light.

Hugs and much love, my friend!

Deb

rdautumnsage said...

((Hugs)) I'm so glad the surgery went well hon! Your in my thoughts and prayers on the smoke for a quick recovery. Stay safe and loved, rest dear friend. (Hugs) Indigo

judithheartsong said...

Be well and rest up Margo. You are very brave. love to you, judi

freeepeace said...

Checking in.  I've seen you around the community...just not in your journal.  How are you feeling?  Still healing well I hope.  
Lots of love,
Trish