Recovery From Leg/Vein Surgery

I had my surgery on Wednesday morning and everything went rather well.  I was scheduled to be at the surgery center at 9:15 a.m. and I was taken back to OR-prep at about 9:45 a.m.  By 10:30 a.m. I was being wheeled into the operating room and I was released from the hospital shortly after 1:00 p.m.  All in all I was rather pleased with the friendliness of the hospital staff.  Two of the nurses, once they confirmed my date of birth, realized that I was having surgery on my birthday and they sang the “Happy Birthday” song to me.

The nurse who put my IV in was great and it only took her one try, which for me is unusual.  I am usually a hard stick and most of the nurses have trouble and usually never get it in on the first try.  I was happy that she didn’t have any problems.   I was in recovery for a while longer than expected because my blood pressure wasn’t cooperating very well.  It was too high and they wouldn’t release me until it came back to normal, or close to normal.  I believe it was finally down to about 125/86 when they said I could go home.

I’m not having a lot of pain but I don’t feel well at all.  Yesterday I had a bad headache all day (the nurse from the hospital said the headache was from the anesthesia) and today I just feel like I’m still drugged up.  I also feel really nauseated.  I haven’t been sleeping but I feel like I can barely keep my eyes open.  I hope by tomorrow I start feeling back to normal again.

I hope to be back to posting on here daily by Monday.  If you don’t read anything new you will all know that I’m still not doing very well.

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  1. So good to hear from you! Glad the surgery went well. That anesthesia can cause all kinds of after-effects so hang in there — it’ll get better. It is frustrating though to feel so out of sorts from the meds. Take care and I hope you feel much better real soon! Looking forward to updates when you are feeling up to it.

  2. Sandy,

    REST and get well soon! 🙂


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