Friday, March 24, 2006

Doing Well!

Hello everyone!
I made it!

Surgery was a piece of cake on Monday.
No problems at all.
They finally took me in around 10 a.m.
I stayed in recovery for a couple of hours because my blood pressure was low.
All I remember is telling them how to pronounce my last name!
I was so out of it.

I got up to my room around 5 p.m.
Tammy and my mom were there waiting for me.
I had a roommate that just had a kidney transplant.
She was old and grumpy and smelly.

The next few days I pretty much just relaxed.
I can't say much for the nurses at UIC.
They sucked!!!!
So, by Thursday I was ready to get the heck out of there.

My Mom came to pick me up around 11 a.m.
Dr. Vitello came to see me one more time and said I was doing great.
Every day I can move better.

So, I am staying at my mom's for a couple of days.
Her house is one level and it's just a little easier to get around.
Tammy's coming over today to hang out with me.

So far all I've been eating is cranberry juice, water, sorbet and skim milk.
Just little ounces now!
I have a sippy cup.

So far I have lost ONE pound.
The worst part of the surgery...having the IVs taken out.'s time for some Vicatin.
Thank you to all of you who sent me messages and prayers and support.
I love you all and couldn't do this without you!

I'll write more later and I have pictures to post!


Heidi said...

Phew..Glad to hear from you..Been checking in daily. Congrats that everything went smoothly.. 1 pound and counting ..Take Care

Anonymous said...

Hi Carrie! I'm so glad to hear that everything went well. I am sure Pam will take good care of you, until you can go home again. Good Luck with the recovery!!
Send my best to the family!!

Jamie, Ryan & Lily

for_the_lonely said...

Yea, Carrie!!!!
I kept checking in to see how you glad to read that all is well! And you've already lost a pound? You rock!!! :)

Keep rockin' girl!

Love ya,