Saturday, June 14, 2008

Surgery

I had my gallbladder removed Thursday morning. I became more and more nervous and scared as the day came closer. Wednesday, I was an emotional mess and that night I hardly slept. Tears were falling down my face as the anesthetic took effect.

My fears were the result of previous experiences with general anesthetic--waking up to nauseousness and vomitting and taking forever to heal--but to my amazement, as awareness began coming to me in the Recovery Room, I was not sick at all. It pays to tell the anesthesiologist how anesthetic has affected you in the past. She gave me a concoction of drugs to prevent the nausea and it worked! Thank you Jesus!

I continue to be amazed at how well I am doing. Yes, simple things tire me and now, at home, without morphine at the touch of a button, I'm hurting more but I don't feel sick. I was even able to cook my own cereal this morning. God is good.

I bought a pile of Christian novels to read while I recover--thinking that my brain would be too groggy for anything meatier. I think I'll share some of them with you.

5 comments:

Thursday's Child said...

Recover quick! If you haven't read them already, I highly recommend The Lion of Judah Trilogy by Francine Rivers. But be prewarned...you must have the 2nd book handy and ready to go before you finish the first. (Not an experience I want to repeat.)

Debbie Haughland Chan said...

Thank you, Thursday's child! I've read a couple of Francine Rivers' books and none of them have disappointed me. I appreciate the suggestion. With so many books and writers it's hard to know which to choose when you can't read them all.

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Yadah said...

I trust you're doing better. So glad to hear you finally were able to get this surgery! Happy reading!!

Debbie Haughland Chan said...

Thanks, Yadah! I've been wondering how YOU are.