May 05, 2012 - 11:35 am
Just a little note to let everyone know I am home from the hospital..Today was my first day waking us in my own bed. What a treat. As for the surgery the surgery took longer than the suspected. We knew before I went in it was not going to be a easy one. I spend 4 1/2 hours in surgery instead of the usual 3. The was all removed and my kidney was saved..I did develope some breathing issues during surgery and had to stay in the hospital for 4 1/2 days. They had me doing breathing treatments every 4 hrs during my stay and I was on oxygen all the time. Plus I was given lasix through a iv twice to help remove the fluid from my lungs. The doctor finally decided to release me yesterday..I will probably have to see a pulomary specialist. The surgeron does feel that I can get back up to what I was before the surgery in time but that the surgery is hard on the body and in my case on my lungs too, they were not in the best condition to start off with. Anyway overall I am not in to much pain now that I am home the only complaint and worry I have right now is my shortness of breath and not being strong enough to walk into the drug store yet. I tried that yesterday, not a good idea. Will get a wheel chair next time or wait till my lungs are stronger..I sure hope this is my last hospital stay..I really do not like the hospital..It took them over 2 hours to bring my pain when I needed them. I am really feeling much better now that I am home. Hospital care sure has changed over the last 23 years. I hope I never have to be under their care again...
Thank you all for your concern and prayers..This means so much to me.