I'm sending you healing vibes!
I spent TWO nights in the hospital after my LBL. I don't know how you went home same day. Yeowch. Take your good drugs. And of course, drink lots and lots and lots of water. It does help. Be prepared -- it will hurt REALLY bad about 4 days after surgery, more than it does right now. But then it will gradually get better.
I know I don't know you that well, but I'm sending love because I do know you deserve it- and aren't dependent on me for it, of course, but most of us can always use more love, especially when trying to heal.
I'm also sending wishes that the pain recedes quickly and is as well managed as possible, and that you feel as much better as possible, soon.
Thank you for always being so honest and straightforward about your journey. That takes a special kind of caring and courage.
I was thinking about you today and nearly texted, but wasn't sure if you'd be up for replying, so I just thought even more good thoughts.
Take it easy, rest up, heal well.
*really gentle long distance hugs*
i'm so glad that things went okay. Hopefully the pain will get better as the days go by.
I've been thinkin' about ya! I'm so glad everything went well. I'm sorry about the pain, but hopefully it'll get better :]
2008-06-27 02:23 am (UTC)
so good to hear from you!
my mom had an LBL and she said the same thing about the pain. yipes.
but it gets better each and every day!
I've been thinking about you -- sending you some SERIOUS healing vibes!
I'm so glad you're posting again! You're very brave - I can't imagine having to go home right after the surgery - I spent 3 days at the hospital after each skin surgery. OMG - the pain must be riduculously horrid. Hang in there. In a month, it'll just be a hazy memory (but the skin will still be gone!)
I can't wait to see you again. It'll be over soon! xoxo <3
2008-06-27 04:39 am (UTC)
I am SO glad to see a post. That is a good sign. I can't believe they didn't keep you in the hospital on morphine for a few days. That's the only thing that makes your surgeon less appealing to me (although, if I did this, I'd want to have the "best" too).
You are very very brave and I KNOW, without a DOUBT, that you will be glad you did this. I imagine it won't be for several weeks that you feel *OK* that you did this, and it'll be a few months before you start to feel excited or happy about the results. This is definitely NOT an instant gratification thing. Holy %&*$!
I am hoping to come see you Sunday early evening, if that works for you. Let me know if you're up for it. I could also come see you tomorrow after work for a couple of hours, if you BY ANY CHANCE feel up to it or just need someone to sit quietly with you and hold your hand. You know I'd do anything for you Lanette.
I love you so damn much. I am sorry this is so hard to go through. I am so damn proud of you though, and all you've come through, all you have survived. *hugs you very very gently*
*hugs* I'm so glad to hear that everything went well, and the pain will recede over the coming days/weeks and you'll be happy you did it.
Take care of yourself and post when you can. Definitely thinking healing thoughts for you!
*virtual hugs* Be gentle to yourself and take care. I'm glad you're home and healing.
hang in there...this too shall pass.
Been thinking about you. Get well, lady.
2008-06-27 05:31 pm (UTC)
Feel better soon, the sunshine is waiting!
Just think how great it will be to put on jeans and not to have to stuff the extra in! ;)
I have never had sugery...I can't even imagine how much it must hurt :(
closest I have come is having babies, and that is over in a few hours.
I'm glad you are home but wish you had better pain management. :( You need the lidocane fairy to sprinkle you with drugs.
I'm sending you virtual morphine and pain-eliminating, wound-healing energy and prayers. I have been thinking a lot about you. I'm glad you made it out of surgery safe.. I just hope the pain goes away quickly and you heal quickly and cleanly.
*not ouchie hugs*
Im glad to see you got a post in, I was wondering when I'd hear something since I don't know any of you 'real life' friends :)
Congratulations! I'm sending healthy thoughts your way!
and girl, you just feel free to whine all you want. I think you've earned it. I'm surprised they didn't keep you. My lift is on the 8th and I'm being kept in for two days.
Please keep us updated how you are as soon as you feel up to it.
*sending good vibes your way*
Oh, btw, I thought that first line of your post was kinda funny and yet so on the mark -- after all 3 of my surgeries, my in-laws (and a few others) couldn't understand why I didn't want them (or anyone actually) to visit. I guess until you experience the pain of skin/muscle reconstruction, you just won't understand.
I actually feel fortunate to have had my plastics out of town - that way, no one could drop in :)
Hi! Glad to see you're posting. I posted what your sister said on the WLS list so everyone would know. When you're feeling better check out the comments to that post. http://community.livejournal.com/wls/4533085.html
The peeps, the love you!
Heal well my friend!