Merry Meet and Merry Part, and Merry Meet again

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Hospital Hours

He made it through surgery safely.  3 hours of waiting to go into the OR. 4 hours of surgery, 2 and a half hours in recovery, then up to his room for the next week or more. The surgeon said there was a dangerous amount of infection & inflammation. Large incision and lots of pain medication. But at least this first part is over with.

The free hospital coffee in the OR waiting area is nasty stuff. Fortunately a coffee shop on the lobby level with delicious coffee and fresh-baked (not at the hospital) pastries, muffins, cookies. Definitely worth the walk and the money.

Long, long day. 







19 comments:

oldgreymare said...

you poor guys.... take care of the caregiver also...he's gonna need you in good shape <3

Jacquelineand.... said...

So glad he was able to get the surgery he needed today and my thoughts are with both of you as he heals. Time spent in hospital is NO fun for anyone so I hope you find ways to help pass the time more quickly.

Blessings!

YONKS said...

So glad to hear he is recovering. As new growth starts to spring to life, frozen roots recover, so will lovely hubby. All the very best to you both. Good things to come :-)
Di
Xxxxx

Aine O'Brien said...

Get some rest. I'm so glad the first part is over, and that your hubby is on the way to recovery. If I were there I'd deliver a care package for you. :)

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Glad to hear it went well. When I had colon surgery in 2010, they gave me my very own morphine button for the first few days that I could hit as needed. I hope he gets his own button too.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

continued good luck! hospitals are nasty places!

Jeanne said...

Don't think I've ever tasted good hospital coffee! LOL
So good to hear that the surgery went well. Now for everyone to rest and recuperate! Including you. ♥
{{hugs}}

AkasaWolfSong said...

Dear One! So good to know the surgery part is over and moving onto mending...I continue to hold you both close in prayer and heart.

Take care of yourself too Robin...we don't need you getting sick or run down...that just would not do! I hope they have a nice recliner chair in hubby's room so you can take nice naps. :)

(((Big Hugs)))

xoxoxo

Linda Wildenstein said...

so glad to hear that hubby is medicated and recovering. Now take care of you. You'll both be glad of that when he comes home.
Don't know how you manage all that you do but I know you know I am out here rooting you on.
Oma Linda

Sandy Sandy said...

Good news! :-D Good to know the worst part is over. Hugs to you both.

Magic Love Crow said...

Robin, I am so happy the surgery went well! Make sure when taking care of your hubby, you take care of you too! Much love to the both of you! Big Hugs ;o) (Have a good cup of coffee on me!)

Ashling said...

Thank Goddess he came through okay, and in time. Wishing him a speedy and complete recovery, and you peace & rest.

thecottagebythecranelaketwo said...

I do hope for a quick recovery! I've always liked it at the hospital (expect for the one time I shared a room with a man that constantly talked about the price on prostitutes in Hungary and East Germany:-) He just never stopped talking :-) :-) :-) ) but it is always nicer to come home.

Is there actually a hospital on this earth that has good coffee??? Even the coffee one can buy usually taste like cat pee.

Have a great day!
Christer.

Ellen in Oregon said...

Glad the surgery is over & that you have found decent coffee. Hospital coffee tastes like boiled cigarette butts (seriously). That is a lot of time in the OR and a long time to suffer with such a serious infection. I'm sure you will feel better once you know that the infection is completely gone and DH begins to feel Human again. This has been a long trek for both of you & I hope this surgery will be the last. Take care.

The Boston Lady said...

Robin, so glad that part is done. I know there are many long days ahead in the upcoming weeks so pace yourself. In solidarity I spent the last two days at the hospital here as my daughter was admitted for Vertigo. Not nearly as anxiety ridden as your time there, but I can relate on some level. Hope your husband's pain is soon a thing of the past. What a strong man he is. Ann

The Happy Whisk said...

Long, long, day indeed.

Mary A said...

Sending healing energy to your husband. Lots of people are pulling for both of you. Take care, Mary A

Danni said...

So glad to hear that part is over and went well. Your poor guy. If I could send you a nice tasty coffee and have it arrive hot and ready, I so would. *hugs*

mrsduncanmahogany said...

This is good news! Sorry to hear about coffee. That's typical at hospitals! I will send good healing energy his way, and some good healing energy your way! Take care! *hugs*