**This post was scheduled for yesterday, but yesterday was a day of blog silence for Japan. Love and prayers to everyone affected by the earthquake and tsunami.**
Thank you all for your well wishes! The surgery was successful! I’ll say this in the most technical way I can – I GOT CLEANED OUT! 😉 And there was a good amount of “stuff” to clean out. I’ll get to that later after I talk more with my doctor at my post-op appointment.
I wanted to share these photos, because they show what I saw and felt during check-in and before surgery. This is one of the perks of having a husband who likes photography. Pictures of everything! Delivering a baby should be interesting. I’m telling you now, there will be NO pics of my hoo-ha.
Anyway, I checked in at the surgery center and waited awhile with my parents and L. I had a whole team of supporters which was comforting! Finally, my nurse, Perla, came to get me. Perla (pictured below) was my adoptive Filipino grandma, and I loved her.
I had my IV put in fairly quickly and painlessly. Perla had some issues dealing with my tiny veins, but all went well.
Perla brought me a ton of warm blankets which helped calm my nerves. I managed to give L a big smile. I honestly have no idea why I look so happy here. I was freaking out!
This is a more accurate depiction of how I felt. Pensive and nervous.
I got these snazzy gray socks to wear, and they wrapped my legs in these huge massaging contraptions. There are supposed to help avoid blood clots in your legs during surgery.
One last prayer for strength before they wheeled me in.
Apparently L thought it was fun to take this photo of me just as I woke up in recovery. I’m only sharing it because I love you guys. I had no idea what was going on, if you can’t tell.
Overall, the surgery went quite well. I am recovering comfortably at home, eating a lot of my mom’s homemade cooking, and resting. My heart is very thankful.