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“I won’t think about that now, I’ll think about it tomorrow.”

Surgery went fine. Everything fine. I just got home (8:30pm) – exactly 12 hours after they took me into the OR.

Where’d my 12 hours go? Well, 3ish hours for surgery, 4ish hours to wake up enough to be able leave (did I tell you I spent 10+ hours in the car yesterday between work and driving to UNC?) an hour or so to actually do the leaving, and 4ish hours to get back to town, fill the prescriptions, pick up ice cream and come home.

The first dose of Percocet wore off 3.5 hours ago and I took Tylenol in the car (around 5:30? gotta pay attention, Don says 5:50).

The Percocet made me feel awful, so I’m planning on taking it unless I’m still awake and can’t sleep 5 hours from now. He didn’t prescribe an anti-nausea medicine I don’t think…. haven’t read the details on the packages yet.

The subject line of this post is, of course, a quote from Miss Scarlett O’Hara. It doesn’t apply to me now, but it was exactly what I was thinking all through my drives yesterday and the 3 hours of waiting between waking up and being taken in this morning.

The biggest, no the ONLY, mistake of the day was giving Don the wrong phone number for my parents. They had to wait an extra hour to hear from us because I wasn’t awake enough for him to explain that the number wasn’t working. The first hour and a half I was keeping my eyes open for 5 seconds at a time, the second hour maybe 20 seconds as I was able to Tweet on twitter at that point, but only once. The third hour I was up to a minute maybe, but still definitely struggling. I remember thinking “why should I wake up when I’m just going to sleep in the car all the way home.” It was after 3 when I got my clothes back and Don went to get the car around 3:15 or so.

The laptop screen is making me a bit dizzy, but my iPhone seems to be better.

This post is way too long anyway, how will I convince any of you that I feel gross?


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9 replies on ““I won’t think about that now, I’ll think about it tomorrow.””

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    Mog says:

    Wow, amazing to see you posting already. I am convinced already that you feel gross, but you are home and “done”. Well done. Take it easy now, don’ t do too much.

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    Glad to hear surgery went well! You will feel better pretty soon! 🙂

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    Goodness Sara !

    Tweeting the 2nd hour after waking up? You have been bitten bad by the technology bug! 😉

    Take it easy for a few days. Let Don wait on you hand and foot (and ear too!).

    Cheers !


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    Hi Sara

    Good to hear that surgery went well, if this is done nothing can go wrong with the CI activation.
    I’m a bit stunned that you spend 10h in hospital only, I had to stay 3 night but i’m pretty sure, 1 night would have been enough. No wonder why swiss healt is soooooo expensive.

    Can I ask you why you implanted right ear? When will the activation be?

    Wish you fast recovery


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      Sara says:

      Right ear because it was the worse of the two. And even though I’m trying to preserve hearing in it, there is no guarantee that it will be preserved. I’ve been wearing hearing aids in both ears since 1993, so both stand a good chance of doing well with the CI.

      I don’t have an activation date yet, but I would guess sometime in the next week and a half. I have a follow up appointment scheduled on the 2nd (Monday) – I don’t Think they will activate it then…. but within a week after.

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    Sara says:

    Yes, feel better. You are way too much into the technology! Take a break, dig into that ice cream (just don’t get brain freeze).

    Also, know that I’m sending great big hearts to you and hope you feel awesome soon.


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