Thursday, November 20, 2003

Surgery's Over!

Everything went ok with the surgery and I'll be home tomorrow.
posted by Molly @ 9:52 PM

Friday, November 21, 2003

Back Home

Well, I'm back home less than 19 hours after getting wheeled into recovery and I feel great. No pain, no nausea, no problems at all.

I'm still pretty tired because I couldn't sleep too well, but was able to eat soft foods last night and this morning. I post a more detailed summary later today after I rest.
posted by Andy @ 9:52 AM

Saturday, November 22, 2003

New pics and day 2 update

I just uploaded a couple of pictures taken in the hospital room three hours after surgery and you can see me smile (although I don't look so happy) and raise my eyebrow.

I'm still pretty tired because I can't sleep so well, but I feel pretty good. I'm going to take the big bandage off in a little while, so there will be an update later today with new pictures.

I kept a pretty good log of the day of surgery, so I'm going to create a new page with the whole summary rather than fill up this whole page. I'm hoping to get that done today sometime.
posted by Andy @ 9:53 AM

Bandage off!

Two days post-op, so I could take off the bandage and get a look. They used steri-strips, so I can't clean the wound off, so it looks kind of icky, but the incision is smaller than I thought. I expected it to go down my neck further. Not that I'm complaining. I've added a new picture - it's a little gross, so you've been warned.

The hardest part was taking the gauze off the drain hole - it was kind of stuck. I'm not so good with that sort of thing, but managed to pull it off. At least it didn't start bleeding again.
posted by Andy @ 10:56 AM

Full report

Just before dinner on day 2 post-op and I finally wrote up what I remember of the surgery and my time at the hospital. You can go to the next page for that.

I feel a lot better now, I think I've gotten caught up on sleep a little more. Without the bandage I can move my head a lot more. I'm still a little extra careful chewing, but I don't really have any pain.
posted by Andy @ 6:23 PM