Wow – I am incredibly overwhelmed by the amount of encouragement and positive vibes sent my way yesterday. I am happy to announce the surgery went well and I was discharged after just one night in the hospital!
I am SO grateful for all the wonderful people I have in my life. Last time I had surgery (wisdom teeth) during my high school, my entire cross country team came over to my house with a wide range of junk food and just hung out while I was on bed rest. To all my friends and family that reached out this past week – I appreciate it more than you know.
Here are a few thoughts on hospital life and recovery:
1) Hearing doctors and nurses gossip about how poor a hospital is run is not comforting for patients. Just saying.
2) They kept me at the hospital overnight for observation and to help prevent infection. Please explain to me how I can fight off infection when the only things I am fed are jello, italian ice, and grape juice. Sugar, sugar, and more sugar. I think I had a chance of developing diabetes with a side of infection. Hospitals really need to understand the importance of nutrition and health.
3) OK-enough with the negative. My nurses were awesome. What a stressful, tough job to have. My doctor also did an amazing job and has been extremely helpful throughout this whole process. Can’t thank them enough.
4) I can’t believe I have lived this long without experiencing hospital beds. I had the kind that can recline and/or lift your legs with controls on the side of the bed. Where can I purchase one of these???
5) I also got to wear these compression socks that alternated compressing each leg to help prevent blood clots. I basically got a 24 hours massage and it was awesome.
6) Best pre-surgery gift to myself ever. There are the New Balance 890’s designed by Heidi Klum. They are a great lightweight training shoe, great for tempo runs and interval workouts! Click HERE for other shoes and accessories from the New Balance Heidi Klum collection!
7) My bed-rest read — teenage lit is the best.
8) Thanks Dr. Suess 🙂