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Motherkonfessor
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posted June 24, 2007 01:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Motherkonfessor     Edit/Delete Message
Let's see if this post comes out somewhat coherent.. please ignore any typos, for my fingers don't really feel like they are still attached to my spinal cord...

HAH.

I have been playing "Big Tough Girl" with all this surgery stuff- well, except for when I first got there. The minute I had to put on the hospital gown (which, oddly enough, could be hooked up to an AIR HOSE that would pump in cool or warmed air- that TOTALLY creeped me out) I lost it. Totally. I couldn't stop crying.

So they had to sedate me. After it took 8 ATTEMPTS to get an IV into my skinny little veins (the only things on me that ARE skinny) the nurse asks me if I drink.

WHA?

This sedative, she told me, feels a lot like being drunk. I then asked if I would soon start talking loudly and telling dirty jokes.

I don't remember much after that.

When I came to about 6 hours later, I thought they had tied me to the bed and piled rocks- heated rocks- all over my body. Turns out I was buried under 6 blankets and I had on these lovely "thrombosis stockings" that were massaging my calves (oooh, a SPA treatment) to prevent blood clots.

So in order to use the bathroom, I have to disconnect the air hoses to my legs, take off the nasal oxygen thingie, and drag the IV cart with me. Good times.

Every time I did this, all these alarms would start whooping. As if its a national emergency that I have to pee.

By the next morning I am stalking the halls of the hospital, dragging my IV cart behind me like a sullen pet dog, demanding that someone take this d@mn IV out so I can go home. Seriously, I went to the admin desk and made them page my doctor. In my hospital robe and nasty unwashed hair, 10 bruises up and down my arms from the futile needle sticks, and my neck swathed in white tape.


I come from good, strong German stock. We don't admit to pain- EVER. I saw my dad almost sever his thumb from his hand with a haycutter. He wrapped it up in the everpresent red hanky he carried, he soaked it in Epsom Salts every night, and that was it. Hey, I am not in pain!! I am fine, great! Bring on the Jello!

I should know by now to ALWAYS ASK FOR A PRESCRIPTION. DUH.

All is good, now- I am have been rather b!tchy to my poor mom, and just cranky in general. I can't turn my head, and lifting up my arms to wash my hair (OMG, that was the best thing EVER!!) hurt like mad.

So, I got some meds....and even though i still technically hurt, its as if I am watching a movie of it. I can deal.

Just don't tell my German grandmother


MK

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pixelpixie
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posted June 24, 2007 02:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for pixelpixie     Edit/Delete Message
You're so wicked good.
Please make a book of your experiences.

So when they gave you a sedative to make you feel drunk, did you randomly take one of the nurses home?

hehe.

Pain? what pain?
Healing stuff to you!

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26taurus
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posted June 24, 2007 02:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 26taurus     Edit/Delete Message

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Motherkonfessor
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posted June 24, 2007 02:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Motherkonfessor     Edit/Delete Message
BTW- hiccups really, really suck when you have a 4 inch gash in your neck.

MK

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pixelpixie
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posted June 24, 2007 02:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for pixelpixie     Edit/Delete Message
awwwwwwww, remember when all us ladies would post late at night like this?

*sniff* hugs all around. Thanks for the memories, you special ladies.
I need to sleep now.

No hiccups allowed, k?

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26taurus
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posted June 24, 2007 02:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 26taurus     Edit/Delete Message
yes, i remember....

...i miss LS.

very good old days, werent they?

night pix.

light MK.

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InLoveWithLife
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posted June 24, 2007 02:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for InLoveWithLife     Edit/Delete Message
I am glad you are back here MK.

I hope the pain goes away soon

You have the love of us here at LL. get well soon and write a book. we love these tantalizing snippets but now we want the real thing.

ILWL

p.s. They say hiccups mean someone is remembering you. (not tht that is any consolation right now)

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Azalaksh
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posted June 24, 2007 11:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Azalaksh     Edit/Delete Message
(**joins her voice to the "WRITE! WRITE! WRITE! chant**)

Seriously MK, glad you're done with the surgery and back at home in fine fettle

{{{ hugs }}}
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Bluemoon
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posted June 25, 2007 08:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bluemoon     Edit/Delete Message

I hope you are healing well.

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AcousticGod
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posted June 25, 2007 08:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AcousticGod     Edit/Delete Message
I just want to say, "Hi." I've been a bit absent lately. Glad everything is going alright.

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miss_muffet
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posted June 26, 2007 04:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for miss_muffet     Edit/Delete Message
I'm just glad you are ok... and kept your sense of humour.

Hope you feel much better soon.

MM

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Motherkonfessor
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posted June 26, 2007 08:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Motherkonfessor     Edit/Delete Message

ummm.. double post....drat merc Rx...

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Motherkonfessor
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posted June 26, 2007 08:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Motherkonfessor     Edit/Delete Message
Thanks everyone, for all the love.

I took my mom to the airport today ( at 4 AM!! 3 hour drive!! Yipes!) and went to work for about 6 hours as an "intro" day. It went pretty well- but I find it rather funny that people are trying sooo hard not to stare at my neck.

Right now I am hot on the trail for a Halloween costume- we do our own little All Hallows Eve celebration here in the woods, come July 31st.

Of course, I am shooting for the whole "undead/bride/frankenstein thing. Its going to be SO FLIPPING COOL. I have found this AWESOME wig, and now I am stalking all the goth sites for some cool clothes.

I can't wait. Can you all tell I am way overtired right now???

AG- yes dear, i have noticed you aren't around much. If I remember- new job and the relationship is doing great, despite a sky full of retrograde planets!?
Good for you...
Bluemoon- that picture is lovely.

must-sleep-now-darvoset-kicking-my-a$$----


MK

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Bluemoon
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posted June 27, 2007 05:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bluemoon     Edit/Delete Message
I am pleased to see that you are feel better.

{{{{{MK}}}}}}}

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