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Jul. 28th, 2015

08:23 am - Mostly uncooked, totally alive

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It turns out recovering from even minor outpatient surgery is really tiring! Also recovering from 5 hours of general anesthesia, because both of my two procedures ran long.

J's tweet that they needed a better flamethrower was an exaggeration but not a non sequitur; apparently the first tool they tried for setting my uterus on fire (endometrial ablation) didn't fit me right(???) and they had to switch from the electrical one to either hot or cold. I'll have to wait for my follow-up visit to find out which.

I don't know why taking Didi and relevant sentinel nodes walkies ran long. *shrug* Sometimes that is a thing.

Anyway, I closed out the recovery area and felt unnecessarily embarrassed about that, but all is now well. My armpit hurts and walking very far, even 6 days later, is dizzy-making, but I am reliably feeding myself and have plenty of groceries!

Thanks to everyone who kept me under constant 48 hour watch so I had enough food and water and Oxycodone. You were all great and very much appreciated. And I got a care package that included a Lisa Frank paint-by-water book and a little stuffed bear dressed like Robin (Bear Wonder)!

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From:maribou
Date:July 28th, 2015 03:30 pm (UTC)
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have been thinking about you. glad you are getting food and caring peoples. FWIW, in Canada, I'm pretty sure they would've had you in recovery for at least overnight and on bedrest for a week - I'm still boggled by what counts as "minor outpatient surgery" around these parts. So your body is being very reasonable to tell you NO LONG WALKS, I suppose.

Huzzah for Robin Bear.

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From:eeyorerin
Date:July 28th, 2015 03:55 pm (UTC)
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Glad to hear from you! I was just wondering how you were doing but I was figuring that you were probably still recovering.

Someone did warn you that anesthesia can make you feel depressed later, right? Cause no one warned me and then I was all OMG SO DEPRESSED WTF IS GOING ON a few days after surgery.
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From:gement
Date:July 28th, 2015 05:41 pm (UTC)
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Ooh, thanks for the warning, that's a new one. Not a stunner, but good to have it in writing.
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From:vixyish
Date:July 28th, 2015 05:18 pm (UTC)
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So glad that you are well cared for & everything is going smoothly!
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From:thewronghands
Date:July 28th, 2015 05:28 pm (UTC)
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Solidarity in dizziness! I too am all "how is it that I took it this hard, whoa, I thought it was just minor surgery!". Unexpectedly sleep-making! But I'm back in town next week, if there's anything I can do for you then.
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From:sistawendy
Date:July 29th, 2015 04:50 am (UTC)
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Do you want or need me to come over on Thursday? No gotta kid that night.
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From:gement
Date:July 30th, 2015 02:37 am (UTC)
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If you're still available, yes, I'd love to see you. Please ping me on email if you don't have my address on hand, or it's also in the top sticky post of this journal.
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From:sistawendy
Date:July 30th, 2015 03:32 am (UTC)
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See you at 8:00!
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From:gement
Date:July 30th, 2015 04:23 am (UTC)
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PM, right? Just verifying. Early morning doctor's appointments do not a nun chill make.
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From:sistawendy
Date:July 30th, 2015 04:38 am (UTC)
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Yes,!PM. 😊
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From:gipsieee
Date:August 9th, 2015 05:38 am (UTC)
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Thinking of you.
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