Friday, November 16, 2007

The Day After

Surgery went well, so said the surgeon. My foot is warm and tingly, maybe a little sore. Other than that - even just these few hours with mobility issues has me feeling blessed - although I might be cursing at the end of the week as i realize how inaccessible my apt. is. I can't get the mail, and am no good with crutches going down my hill covered in wet leaves - almost fell last night so was driven to the door. Also, the landlord redid our front steps in the same craptacular way he 'fixed' my window - so they are uneven with ledges that even w/out crutches I trip over.

But, seriously. I have good friends, sore shoulders (from the crutches) but otherwise good health, and good health insurance.

Off to ice my foot again.

Oh yeah - my best friend and I are such a comic team together, all the nurses were laughing. That always means good service, and the good anesthesia (full, I was so knocked out! omg). I did notice more than one HIPAA violation (hospital information privacy act) which I hate, I used to do quality assurance for hospitals, so I'm sensitive too it. I was able to pick up a chart and start reading it. Don't worry, of the ones open for everyone to grab I just grabbed my own. I was showing my friend how to read it and what my surgery was going to be. But it was never questioned by all the nurses who came by.


~Deb said...

Hrmm.... that's scary when you know how to read up on those clipboards! I'd be neurotic about it knowing myself.

I hope you feel better!

Amel's Realm said...

Hi, Vic!

I'm GLAD to hear about the surgery! ;-D And good health and good health insurance and good friends! ;-D

WOAH!!! You can read medical charts? SUPER COOL!!!

Have a speedy recovery!!!

Amel's Realm said...

Hi, Vic!

Just wanna drop by and tell you that you're in my thoughts...crossing my fingers for your speedy recovery!

I went out to the Christmas fair downtown today. It was -20'C and I wanted to know how cold it would feel. Turned out it wasn't THAT bad...probably 'coz I put on plenty of layers of clothes he he he...two pairs of long john pants, a pair of leg warmers, two pairs of socks, a T-shirt, a long-sleeved warm shirt, a long anorak, thermal gloves, a long shawl, and a woolen hat he he he he he...;-D

Take careeeeeeeee!!!!

Victorya said...

Thanks amel and Deb! Yesterday was tough, it's tough to type too, I'm told in a couple days the pain will start to abate. I hope so!!

Wow, -20 degrees? You're brave!

david mcmahon said...

So glad that all went well.

Anonymous said...

All went well! Woo-Hoo! Wishing you a speedy recovery too.