Greetings OurCityLights People(s),
This is Diana’s husband, Scott, again.
This will hopefully be my final post here, as Diana should be back to blogging in a few days. So that sentence should tell you there is a bit more good news in this post then bad.
Yesterday, as some of you probably know, Diana had her gallbladder removed. Her Pancreas Nipple was free of any stones and the surgeon felt it was best to go in and take out her gallbladder as early as possible. He told her at 9:00am that they’d do surgery that day, and by 10:00am she was already being prepped to go under. Luckily it gave her little time to consider the idea of surgery.
The surgery lasted about an hour. But the anesthesia lasted most of the day—a good thing because she was in quite a bit of pain. At one point she was fiddling with her phone trying to figure out why Fable’s phone number wasn’t on her phone. I told her to do #NUM#, which oddly enough, satisfied her.
The only thing that worried me was Sarah Palin’s Alaska was on the television when I came back from dinner—luckily she was sleeping, so I don’t think there is any long-term damage…probably didn’t help with the pain though.
She was still really sore the next day, but the surgeon said there was nothing else the hospital could do, so it was better to rest at home. She was officially discharged at 4:00pm today. Just like Diana, instead of worrying about her recovery, she ended up buying all nurses and their assistants on the second floor (the floor she was on) a batch of Sprinkles cupcakes each. I wish I could say it was the drugs doing that, but nope, that’s just her way of saying thank you for not killing me.
I was literally at the hospital door getting ready to get my car to pick her up, when someone up front told me to stop, come to the back office, and talk about the bill. Apparently you do have to pay for these kinds of things—they don’t really tell you that until after they cut you open. The good news is we have decent insurance, and didn’t have to go broke with the stay—we also had our deductible met for the year, so I’m going to try to schedule Diana for some sort of test or doctors visit every single day for the rest of the year—really stick it to the insurance company.
Last time I blogged, I started on a bad note and ended on a good one (with cute little kitty’s); today I’ll reverse things by ending on a bad note with pictures of people doing bad things to Hello Kitty. Enjoy, and thanks for all your prayers and emails, and texts. She had needles in both arms all week, she’s a bit sore to start using her arms. Her hugs are worth the wait. I have read her all your comments to her, but she’ll be publishing them soon.