Saturday, March 26, 2011

It's over and I'm coming home!

Just wanted you to know that the surgery was a success. There were  no complications and they are carefully stepping down from the hard painkillers.  I have some great stories to tell but they will have to wait until I'm settled in back home and get more of the hard drugs out of my system.  I am really funny on drugs - I told my sister that Queen Elizabeth was coming to visit me in the hospital!  I head home on Monday the 28th.   

Happy to be where I am now and looking forward to getting back in the groove.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

The Countdown - Day 1 - Packing Up

 It's my last day at home, packing up to head to St. Louis for my back revision surgery to correct problems I have been having from previous fusion surgeries.  Here's the back story. 

 As I mentioned before, it's a teaching hospital affiliated with Washington University School of Medicine and I was pleased to learn from my research that the orthopedic surgery department is among the top ten in the country.  My first visit seemed straight out of a Grey's Anatomy segment.

I'm sure they have been studying my case and preparing for my surgery.  Yes, Bailey, it's going to be a tough one - get them ready!

I'm not too worried about the surgeons though - they're all outstanding in their fields. HA!

They'll be waiting for me ...

... because they saw my xrays and they all want in on the surgery.

 Of course, they will only assist ...

My surgery will rest in the most capable hands of the big guy ... THE SURGEON!

I wonder if he'll wake me from the anesthesia this way ...

Okay, girl ... wake up! You've got packing to do!


I'll be back here to update you just as soon as I'm able to get my brain-on-drugs and my fingers to work together. Thank you again for your all of your prayers and healing thoughts! 

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