Sunday, September 18, 2016

Good To Be Home!

Thank you everyone for your kind comments and emails and cards and letters.  I appreciate it so much.  After six days in the hospital, I am home again.  


Japanese doctors like their patients to stay in the hospital a long time, and Japanese patients expect to stay in the hospital a long time. Before surgery, the surgeon told me two to three weeks in the hospital. I was pretty sure I wouldn't be staying so long.  


I checked into the hospital Sunday afternoon, with no food after lunch, no water after 9 pm.  Monday morning was surgery. I vomited most of Monday and Tuesday. With nothing to eat, it was just a clear liquid vomit, but the muscles used to vomit are the muscles cut into with the surgery, so it was painful.  I think it was the pain medicine in the IV drip making me nauseous because when that was turned off, I felt much better.  I started walking Tuesday morning after x-rays and blood tests.   Thursday I got to start eating again - soft bland foods, but after no food for four days, it was delicious!  Friday I asked the surgeon when I could go home.  He said Monday.  I said how about Saturday?  In the end, Saturday it was!  I'm feeling good, no pain, but still a little tired.  I didn't get to sleep much at the hospital but am feeling better in my own bed.  


I'll have more to say about this experience in the days ahead.  Thanks again for all your well wishes.

18 comments:

  1. Pamela, I am pleased you are home safe and sound and pray you will continue to recover well.

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  2. So glad that you are home and are now able to recover from surgery...will continue to lift you up in prayer for not only a speedy healing process, but that you will regain your strength soon.

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  3. So pleased to hear that you are home and all went well. xx

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  4. I'm so glad you are home. I hope you are feeling better, soon.

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  5. Hi Pamela
    Goodness I am so behind with my blog reading that I had no idea of your being in hospital! The surgery sounds like a worry, but I hope it's all gone ok and that you recover well; will there be any further treatment required, or do you not know that yet? Healing hugs to you, lovely lady.
    x

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  6. So glad to know things went well and you are home! Take care - hugs
    xxx

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  7. I am so happy for you, as I know you really dislike hospitalisation, but I must say you are brave. I'd stay and be pampered by the nurses as long as possible!!! Do take good care of yourself, with plenty of rest and a bit of stitching.

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  8. Hi Pamela i hope you have a speedy recovery,sending big hugs xx

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  9. I'm so glad it went well, well except for the vomiting that is! Doctors used to have a stay in the hospital longer in the USA until insurance companies started making the rules. Glad you are home and feeling better. I'm very interested in hearing about your stay and wondering how the hospitals there compare to here.
    xx, Carol

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    1. I'll write a post on Tuesday telling about the hospital stay.

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  10. So happy to hear you're out of the hospital! Continued best wishes that you are completely well and stay that way:)

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  11. There is nothing quite like being home and able to sleep in your own bed...glad to hear you are doing so well....hang in there....hugs, Julierose

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  12. So good to read that all went well and that you are home again. Best wishes for your recovery.

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  13. Glad to hear you are home again.

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  14. I'm glad to hear you came back home! Yokatta! Please take a rest enough.

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  15. So glad you're home now after your surgery! Rest and get well soon!

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