Thursday, July 29, 2010

Mission Accomplished

Yesterday I went in for surgery to fix my pacemaker leeds (wires). Josh and I arrived at the hospital at 8:00 am and proceeded with all my pre-op tests. The worst part for me going to the hospital is getting the IV. This time I told them they had one shot to get it in, so they better call someone that will do just that. They called the PICC team. They came up and (through mine and Josh's tears) numbed my arm and put the IV in. It never gets any better. Poor Josh was such a trooper through the whole thing. It was hard for him, being the first surgery to go through with me, but he did great!!! I am so lucky to have him as my husband. I walked myself into my own operating room. The last thing I remember is the nurses putting on all the stickers. Then waking up and asking for my husband. Josh said the first thing I said to him was, "I'm cold." Of course I don't remember that, but I am not surprised. My dad eventually came up to the hospital and stayed a good majority of the time with us. After he left, we got ready for bed, took a sponge bath, and well....never fell asleep. Actually Josh, fell right asleep. He had the nicest fold out couch I have ever seen in a hospital room...the ONLY fold out couch I have ever seen in a hospital room!! I did not fall asleep ONCE! I was too worried about my left arm and not moving it. Every time the nurse came in we would just talk cause I couldn't fall asleep. She didn't even realize Josh and I were married, but said it all made sense once she found out. lol. In the morning, we got all ready, did checkout and were gone by 10:30 am. When we got home, Tahnee came over and washed my hair which felt so great. Then we took my dad and Tahnee out to In-N-Out for helping us out. My TOMS wedges finally came and we ordered our iPhone's!! It's nice to just be home finally.

My grandma Shelia also had a great surgery and is recovering at home. I am so glad that she is doing well and she was able to be treated fast.


  1. We are so glad that everything went well! Call me for anything, even if its just washing your hair or helping with cooking.. whatever!

  2. I'm happy you are recovering well! I miss you guys tons!!