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#41 purrfected

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    Posted 18 May 2009 - 09:24 PM

    I am so glad that you are at home. I personally feel that once you leave the hospital and get some rest you start healing. You never get rest in the hospital because someone is always coming in to poke or prod at you. It alsways seems that as soon as you fall back to sleep the next person comes in to bother you! So I am glad that you are at home with your loved ones, that is where the true healing comes from...I am praying for you to have a speedy recovery. Hugs!

    #42 roo66

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      Posted 19 May 2009 - 02:21 AM

      oh my gosh,youve made me cry 2,bloody tyhroids.am so glad you are now on the road to recovery it will take time and you have your fab wedding to look forward 2 so continue to reat up heal and surf haha and smile that you have a fantastic supportortive family. oh i remember that drain thing when my mum got the sme surgery 30 yrs ago.take care xx

      #43 ~Stephanie~

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        Posted 19 May 2009 - 09:42 AM

        So good to hear from you! I'm so glad you are doing ok! Sounds like you have a great support system, that will make it easier to focus on yourself and get better faster. Keep us updated!

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        #44 Amarillis

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          Posted 19 May 2009 - 10:23 AM

          Savannah.... I am so glad to hear you are on the mend!

          #45 kate.com


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            Posted 19 May 2009 - 10:26 AM

            All my prayers and love!
            Hope you are back to normal soon!

            #46 BillysBride

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              Posted 19 May 2009 - 11:24 AM

              Hey girls!

              Feeling in better spirits today...I think it's mostly due to FH. He's been a trooper and when he's smiling it's REAL hard not to as well.

              Had my follow up appt yesterday which turned out pretty shitty. lol HOW am I laughing at this? I guess it's better than crying....

              Anyway, I've developed a mild hemotoma above the incision...thats basically blood gathered in the tissue, so it's causing swelling. They say they don't do anything about them, that they resolve on their own and aren't dangerous unless they grow to the point where it starts to restrict breathing. Just uncomfortable as hell. They stuck me with various needles about a dozen times, trying to see if they could drain anything...no dice. It was lovely, believe me. lol I almost passed out and I NEVER get queasy over medical stuff, but I got really lightheaded and broke out into this sweat. Billy said "Yea, you were goin under." But I got through it after they laid me back and I started doing some deep breathing. They give you "topical" numbing solution....before sticking these 5" needles in your neck repeatedly. yea, that works.

              Then they wanted to check my airway....so that entailed a lovely tube with a light on the end of it up my nose and down my throat. I'm tellin y'all, it was splendid all 'round. They DID take my tube out, which was a definite highlight...painful highlight, but still a great thing.

              At any rate, my pain is actually way less today, and I'm taking it on faith than the swelling will come down....the doc's say the incision looks "great" and they think it will heal really well. They've all been warned that I'm a bride and going to be wearing a strapless dress, so I threatened all kinds of personal vengeance before surgery.

              So other than LOOKING like Jabba the Hut today, I feel pretty good. Might have found a deal on the Maggie I've been wanting...so if that pans out, it just might be a decent week all things considered. Hey, I'm alive!

              http://i17.photobuck....inecollage.jpgThe Fab Four (my quads) Meryn, Kellen, Nico & Layla
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              #47 Summer&Nicholas

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                Posted 19 May 2009 - 06:57 PM

                I just found this post today, so glad you are on the mend!

                Sorry to hear your DR's appointment didn't go as well as you hoped, but so glad to hear you at least got to get rid of the awful drain! I had to have part of my pancreas removed after a car accident and had one of those stupid things for two whole months!!

                You are so lucky to have such a loving family to help you out! I will pray for your continued healing, and hopefully that hemotoma will go away!

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                #48 Trice

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                  Posted 25 May 2009 - 09:49 AM

                  Savannah, I just saw this since I had surgery myself on Thursday and I'm trapped in the house. I'm so glad you are ok. I wish you a speedy recovery. I will try to walk around the block today. God Bless!

                  #49 BillysBride

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                    Posted 25 May 2009 - 01:03 PM

                    Thanks, Trice..and everyone!

                    I'm feeling pretty good! They screwed up by not ordering bloodwork at ALL for the past week, after they had given me instrux not to start my replacement thyroid meds for 12 days...well, turns out..I "bottomed out" with no thyroid hormone in my system on Wednesday. yea, it was nightmarish...very, very not nice feeling. Fatigued, mood swings, full blown headache for four days straight. Strange and scary. BUT, I got through it and now I'm on my meds and this dose seems to doing well in my system so far! (knock on wood, send up a prayer and keep the fingers crossed).

                    Trice, I hope you are recovering well from your own procedure....at least we got this stuff over with before the really great weather hits, right? Just checked your wedding slide show- you looked beautiful! So happy for you!

                    http://i17.photobuck....inecollage.jpgThe Fab Four (my quads) Meryn, Kellen, Nico & Layla
                    http://global.thekno...rs/tt265ad.aspxhttp://www.mywedding...nnah/index.html20 STD's w. pre-lim RSVP sent 6/15/09: 7 "Yes" so far/10 guests total!

                    #50 KimmyG

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                      Posted 25 May 2009 - 01:38 PM

                      Wow Savannah, sorry to hear about the complications. Has the hematoma gone down? I'm pretty confident you're past the tough stuff (esp the thyroid ablation) and from here forward it's just a game of finding the perfect balance of thyroid level.
                      As far as scarring, I have a friend who had also had his thyroid removed (it was cancerous) and you can't even see his scar by looking right at him, only when he lifts his chin up. No worries about the wedding, you prob won't be able to see a thing, esp since it's a year from now!

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