Wednesday, August 22, 2012

SURGERY DONE-Now the waiting-OUCHIE

Hi...this is one finger peckin but wanted to say THANK U for the prayers and well wishes..I can always count on my wonderful friends here to lift my spirits.
The surgery...what an experience...they make your arm totally numb/dead.. I mean it is just dangling with no feeling what so ever from the shoulder down. So when I woke up it was all wrapped up in a sling. Doc comes in tells me it will be this way from 10 to 36 hours depends on how my body processes the drugs.

Then when he leaves the nurse comes in to release me and she says lets get you dressed...lol...now that was a hoot but really creepy at the same time. She takes the ole arm out of the sling and it just flops down to my side and kinda swings a little from side to side....as it hits my leg I think in my mind I should feel it but nothing...so strange..
So nurse holds up my shirt so my mind says lift arm into sleeve....nope not happening..so she lifts it up and puts it in and I do the other side...Ok shirt on..now the pants...oh good grief if I thought it has been hard to put on pants with numb fingers...let me tell you how difficult it is with a dead arm and a numb fingered right hand....impossible when you are still wobblely from surgery... I busted out laughing as I thought about how hard it was gona be at home alone when natured called...Thank God for the nurse...guess I'll worry about that when I get home just get me dressed and out of here I am starving and need a drink my mouth feels like it is stuffed with cotton balls....
Finally we are homeward bound...stopped 2 get pain killers and then we finally made it home.
The girls asked a million questions and wanted to see dangling arm ..it creeped them when they seen it flop down and just hang there...
After about an hour I had to go crash ..I was exhausted for one and my neck was killing me from the dead weight arm hanging in the sling. Igave in and went to my trailer and crashed till 7:00..

Surprise my body absorbed the drugs that numbed the arm pretty quick. I can move my fingers...but I'm thinking the dead arm was better cause the nore it wakes up the more it hurts and its a big hurt not a little hurt... Fine time for one of those pain killers...lol..well I've been one finger typing this post and the rest of my arm is almost totally awake and that painkiller is not doing a thing for the pain...OUCH-OUCH-OUCH
I think it is going to be one long night of thumping pain...but I will keep telling myself in a month this will be behind me and I will be able to feel the good things without numb-tingling and pain....
For now its grit my teeth take big breaths and get threw it.

Good night my dear friends....

Hugs and Blessings
Tonya

9 comments:

  1. Hi! Tonya,

    Ouch! is right. So glad you got through the surgery ok. You will feel better in no time.

    That's hilarious about the numb arm & getting dressed. Thank God! for your sense of humour :oD Keeping you in my prayers. Take care. Have a sunny week!

    Blessings & Hugs,
    Marlene

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  2. I bet it does feel really weird to have your whole arm numb! Hang in there, you are one tough cookie!

    Bear Hugs~Karen

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  3. What a great attitude you have! You have been through so much but you are an inspiration to us out here. True Grit! Good for you. Take it day by day!

    Friends,
    Susannah

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  4. Well lady I guess I have been MIA for quite some time.
    Now this wasn't a funny surgery but you sure can put a spin on just about anything. Glad it is all done and behind you and that when all is said and done you be right at right again.
    Blessings Tonya and take care.
    Karen

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  5. Oh so sorry for the big OWIE. Hang it there and you will make it. You've come this far and you can go the rest of the way.

    Hugs
    Felicia

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  6. Oh, my! I pray you feel better soon!

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  7. Glad to hear that everything went well for you.
    Funny about the dangling arm, weird feeling not having control over our bodies isn't it? That's what my dental IV sedation was like. The drugs gave me amnesia, but my brain could still respond to them. Now when I misplace something I can blame it on the drugs. LOL. Rest up, you'll be good as new soon.
    Tamera
    Country at heart

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  8. Wow Tonya, what a time you are having. I am sure that in no time you will be feeling so much brighter! Till then take care and take it easy. Best wishes Jane

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  9. Just discovered your site today. May you have a quick recovery from your surgery (and future surgery) so that you can have pain-free, non numb, fully working fingers and hands. I've been there with the thyroid problems contributing to carpal hand problems and necessary surgery. For me the surgery was like a miracle. I have faith that it will be for you, too.

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I'm so Blessed that you stopped by & shared your thoughts with me today! Reading your comments always makes me Smile!