Sunday, February 21, 2010

Good feeling gone.

Ouch.

Double ouch.

Oh holy hell!

I don't know what I was thinking last Thursday - signs were good and I was cautiously optimistic that I would make a record-breaking recovery post surgery. Clearly, I was wrong. All of Thursday, I didn't feel that bad, and even the various nurses and hospital staff that called to check up on me said that I sounded great.

Then Friday hit. And it hit hard. The inflammation was just beginning to peak at max pain - and my head, right sinus cavity, and nasal passages - have been uncooperative and throbbing ever since. In recalling my bike crash and broken back - I remembered the most painful time was 2-4 days post-surgery....

Undoubtedly the same can be held true in the instance of sinus tissue removal.

As Nathaniel had duty on Saturday, Meredith offered to drive up to Carlsbad and bring me back to her place. Narcotic pain meds + driving = BIG NO NO. I was grateful to hang out with her and Soren, while Dave was on call. It was the next best thing to having Nathaniel or my folks take care of me. And seriously - how could I complain about post-surgery sinus pain, when I had this little guy smiling at me?

Between fits of nausea and spontaneous nose bleeds, Mer took great care of me...after a medication-induced nap, the three of us went for a walk. Though I felt a little wobbly - and asked Mer to slow down a wee bit - it was great to be outside. Sure our pace was slow, but I only had two nose bleeds and in the end it was fantastic to taste the cold air and see the beautiful greenery.

I don't remember a lot about last night - we had pasta for dinner and there may have been a slice of carrot cake...(YUM)...and I remember watching the Olympics. But I awoke to a bit of nausea (again), and Dave and Mer did their best to make me feel better.

In the end, Soren and Meredith drove me back up to Carlsbad, where I was greeted by two Happy House Monsters. Poor Nathaniel still had some flights to plan for - so I made myself as comfortable as possible.... Me + Tabbitha + Anabelle + comfy IKEA bed + gingerale + percocet + Olympics (currently hockey - Go Czech Republic!) + Whole Wheat Toast + Strawberry Jam.

I'm hoping that things start to feel better - undoubtedly they will. Or maybe its just me... I'm tired being uncomfortable. BUT - in the end if I'm not plagued with acute sinusitis...it will be worth it. At least that's what I keep telling myself.

Not really sure what Nate has planned for dinner - I'll probably just do soup. I am sure, though - that he'll jump at the opportunity to use the Pocket Rocket. Again. Seriously - he loves that thing more than I thought possible. And seeing him get all fired up (no pun intended) over it makes me smile...so its not all that bad.

Okay - thankfully I can feel the meds kicking in. And with that, I'm off - before I write/say something that makes no sense. If I haven't already. But I probably have... Which in that case, oh well. Time for another Ginger Ale...

18 comments:

maija said...

That's sounds horrible! I hope you feel better soon and the house monsters are there to help comfort you.

Stef said...

Hey Marit so glad you had the surgery and are braving it through this recovery. I have a feeling the result will be as you hope and planned for -- acute sinusitis will no longer make it's dreaded appearance(s) in your life. Feel better soon! :-)

Elizabeth A. Rich said...

Oooh you poor thing! I am sorry your in pain Marit :( You have been through more than I have, but if it's anything like when I got my wisdom teeth out I can only imagine how painful it must be. SOOO nice to have GREAT friends take care of you! And baby Soren is too cute smiling :)

Beth said...

Oh yucky. Too good to be true that you wouldn't have ANY trouble though right? ;) Sounds like you have lots of great people taking care of you. Hang in there Marit!!! Hope you feel better soon!

GoBigGreen said...

Oh you poor thing. You will turn the corner this week as you know. Hang in there and thank goodness for Mer. What a dear friend.Feel better!

Molly said...

Ouch! I hope this is the worst it gets and you start improving ASAP!

Teresa said...

oh girl..no fun!!!! I am so sorry....sending get well wishes to you!

tn

cherelli said...

blergh. not fun. but I hope it is worth it too!

jennabul said...

Oh my gosh, that does NOT sound like fun. I am so sorry you're feeling like this. I hope you get over the tough part soon. And nose bleeds and nausea - ugh. Good luck!

ADC said...

Oh I really hope you are back to normal very soon. In the long run it is soo worth it but I hate reading about the pain right now. And I hope Nate is looking after you.

Maria said...

Wow, I hope you start feeling better soon. Thank goodness you have such great friends to take care of you!

runningyankee said...

oh wow. really hope you get to feeling better soon. but i guess i always tend to think "well i cant feel any worse!" which perhaps is not the best way to look at things. but... enjoy the rest and the olympics! yea!!!

Runner Leana said...

I hope you are feeling better soon!!!

Kim said...

yikes marit - doesnt sound pleasurable at all! wishing you a very speedy recovery!

Kim said...

So sorry to hear it went downhill after the first day! You are right though.. hang in there and it will be so worth it not to have those types of issues anymore! At least you got to see a cute baby.. Take care lady!!

Heidi Austin said...

sorry you aren't feeling so hot... but i will say that your writing on drugs is better than my writing on a good day lol. feel better soon marit :)

Charisa said...

Hope you are feeling better every day!

Ange said...

oh gosh how miserable. :( I'm so glad you have your friend Mer to take care of you. that's a good friend for sure.. :) and oh that baby!!! so sweet!!!
get better.