Thursday, April 26, 2007

Checking in

Hi friends. I just wanted to check in with you all and say that I made it. I'm pretty sore and feel like half of my face is paralyzed, which I didn't expect. I'm sure that will pass with time. This may be a good diet plan for me, my jaw is sore so it makes big bites hard to stuff in my mouth - therefore slowing down the feeding process. :)

I really don't know much, my mom has been taking super good care of me and the hydrocodone has been making me forget most everything. I don't have any funny stories like I did the last surgery. Well I take that back, Katie Lou wouldn't come near me until I took the bandage off of my head - that was funny. I have a pic of me with my head all gauzed up, but I'm too embarrassed to post it. I have a hair wash appointment tomorrow because I can't get my ear wet in or around it and my mom is scared, so I will be like the blue haired old ladies that go get their hair washed and done once a week. I'm beginning to blend right on in in this town, eah? I feel like a dirty grease monster. I have bathed, but with funky hair, it's not the same. The most exciting news of the week is that I relocated from the bed to the living room recliner today. progress, progress, progress. Chip will be home tonight, I will be happy to see him and sad to see my mom leave tomorrow. She's been a great help - I couldn't have done it without her.

I am to be back at work on Monday, I hope recovery happens at a faster rate than it has been. Computer screens don't help you feel oriented when you have a messed up equilibrium. So I'm signing off. Thanks for your prayers and concern.

3 comments:

Mel Francis said...

I'm glad you're doing okay. Been thinking about you...

Lisa Blair said...

Rachel,

So happy to hear that everything went well. We are glad you are back! Keep that recovery going, you will feel better in no time.

Hugs for you!
Lisa

Leah Maria said...

Glad to hear you are doing well and the surgery when well. You will be up and running around in no time.