I know Jenny has already given some updates today but I thought I'd give my side of the story. Today was probably the roughest day for me so far. After the surgery I was not only hurting on my stomach but now my neck is hurting as well.
We got to the hospital around 7:30 this morning to do all of the normal checking in routine. They took me back for surgery at around 9 and my nerves were going crazy. It took about 10 min. once I got into the procedure room before they got started. They gave me the meds that were intended to knock me out but they didn't do their job. I was awake for the ENTIRE procedure. That was my fear going into thing today and it came true. I felt the first shot to numb the location and after that I couldn't feel a thing. I was told when I got out of surgery that I was talking a mile-a-minute. Who knew that I would do that?
I got back into my post-op room where my folks and Jenny were there waiting. I could feel the pain in my neck where they connected the port to the vain in my neck to get the medicine to where it needs to be. I had to wait in the post-op room for around an hour before they left me leave with no prescription for pain medicine. I am lucky enough to get to take Tylenol for the pain I am experiencing.
I got back to my house and Jenny helped me into the bed and I took about a two hour nap. I'm so glad I could sleep when I got home and not in the surgery room. I don't understand sometimes why I do things backwards.
I had a great surprise when Steven came over to hang out with me at around 6:30. I watched him play video games and now he is sitting with Jenny and I watching the Olympics.
I am going to hang for the rest of the night and hope for a better day tomorrow with no pain. I want to thank everyone for the kind words and prayers before and after my procedure today, and for that fact this whole process.