Tuesday, September 29, 2009


I MISS you guys soo very much and have been able to read some blogs here and there but it hurts still to type or honestly, I fall asleep LOL

WOW this has been a crazy & oh so painful time. When DH and I were doing PRE-OP we were given a choice to use a block. Basically, what that is ~ they insert a catheter into my neck into the artery and it numbs your right side but most especially your shoulder. It remains for around 3 days if you keep the level around an 8. Dh kept his at a "2" bc he, at times, couldn't feel his face etc. My anesthesiologist said that these blocks are "lifesavers" and before they used them he has seen some of the biggest burliest men have to go to emergency room bc the pain was so excrutiating. Well, because DH had this surgery last Dec. I was familiar with the block so I consented to having it!

Well around 6pm that first night home, after anesthetic wore off, my pain meds were NOT helping w the pain AT ALL and sometime in the middle of the night and into the next morning we realized that the block must not be working on me. I just have to laugh at this point NOT REALLY because seriously I was crying. We had that thing turned up to "12" and nothing was helping so my Dr had to physically go to the Drug store to deliver the prescription, it was too strong to be called in.

It took a long time to get caught up with the pain but finally we are! I am starting the little exersises they give you to do at home and am scared to get in that chair thing that moves my arm but I will :)

The Lord has blessed us soo much~ people bringing food, flowers, prayers and so much love!

Thankyou Everyone ! I love and cherish you all