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I'm Home!

January 13th, 2011 at 02:10 pm

I think my Doctor lied to me! He told me many times patients go home the same day. I don't think I could have done better but got stuck in the hospital overnight. I told dh I found it hard to believe I could have done any better and released early.

Anyway, thankfully I am home and I can actually rest now!

Surgery went very well. Definitely the best anesthesia experience I have had.

I haven't had any pain meds since they gave me morphine when I first woke up (had a mad headache) and I Feel GREAT! So I expect recovery to be pretty quick. I did have a drain tube which was pretty uncomfortable, so am glad to be free of it. Doctor took it out today and released me. Phew!

That said, the nurses were very responsive to me (best hospital experience we have ever had) and dh bought me some really good ear plugs yesterday. Not that they didn't wake me up every hour all night, but I got more rest than I could have otherwise. Thank you earplugs!

Biopsy during surgery was inconclusive, as expected. So I get to keep half my thyroid for now. Did not find anything bad. Get more biopsy results in a month. I think this was the best outcome we could expect. The doctor did not expect anything conclusive during surgery due to the type of mass it was. At least he didn't tell me it looked horrible, had spread, and/or decided to take the whole thing.

It's good to be home!

21 Responses to “I'm Home!”

  1. Ideas Says:

    Glad to hear you are home resting.

  2. Homebody Says:

    So glad to hear you did well, nurses were good, anesthesia good, etc. Now the wait game. Hang in there.

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    Glad to hear it was a good experience as those things go! Rest. Rest. Rest!!

  4. scottish girl Says:

    That's great! Get plenty of rest now.

  5. laura Says:


    BEST NEWS OF THE DAY (see my last post). Go take care of yourself!!

  6. Petunia 100 Says:

    Awesome! I hope hubby is pampering you shamelessly.

  7. patientsaver Says:

    That's great, MM. Welcome home, and speedy recovery.

  8. rob62521 Says:

    Welcome home and hope you are back to 100% soon.

  9. Looking Forward Says:

    Glad to read all's well. Big Grin Take care!

  10. Swimgirl Says:

    Excellent! So glad you are home and feeling well!

  11. Savings Queen Says:

    Monkey Mama, I am glad it went so well. Here is my one best, greatest, most fabulous tip from my friend Ann who had her thyroid removed. It is three (or so) later and she has NO scar....I mean none. I asked her about it recently and she said a nurse at the hospital recommended that she put EMU oil on the scar. Truly, you can't even tell there is a scar now.

  12. LuckyRobin Says:

    I'm glad you made it through surgery so well.

  13. PNW Mom Says:

    Glad to hear all went well....wishing you a speedy recovery!

  14. Thrifty Ray Says:

    Welcome home. Now, REST and give yourself plenty of time to heal. Hope everything turns out good. Hugs

  15. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Yay! I'm glad to hear it went so well.

  16. ceejay74 Says:

    So great to hear from you so soon!!

  17. HouseHopeful Says:

    Wow, that sounds exactly like my experience! Right down to the drain, boy I hated that! I wish you a speedy recovery & just remember, you will be a different kind of tired in a few days as your thyroid begins to work differently to make up for the loss of the 1/2. I overexerted myself to soon, so listen to the doc! Smile

  18. My English Castle Says:

    Glad you're home and glad it went so well! Bet the monkeys were glad to see you!

  19. Ima saver Says:

    Welcome home, Monkey Mama!

  20. miclason Says:

    Yay for good hospital experiences! Get as much rest as possible!

  21. Analise Says:

    I'm catching up on your blog (one of my favorites) after being gone almost two months. It's good to hear all went well with your surgery and that you are recuperating nicely.

    I also have a thyroid nodule that may have to be removed this year... not sure I can bounce back the way you have done, though.

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