Friday, October 17, 2008


So, when they told me I would have surgery I proudly thought, "Heck, I've had 5 c-sections and they were no big deal." I was realistic about it all. I mean I knew it would be very inconvenient to be a nursing mommy with only 1 hand... but, I'm fairly ambidextrous. 2 days of pain killers and bed rest and then I'd be back to normal.

I should have known that wouldn't be the case when I woke up from the anethesia with severe pain in my hand. (You know the scale they always use to judge your pain ... what is your pain on a level of 1-10 with 1 being nothing and 10 being severe. I've never used anything over a 7 before because I've always been pretty confident it could get worse. Well, I said 10!) 2 shots of morphine later it was at least tolerable.

Today I am still in pain. I thought it would be gone by now. I had to call the dr last night because my hand was super swollen and hurting desperately bad. So, he had me take off the bandages over the cast and cut into the top and bottom of the wrapping to allow room for the swelling.

These pictures don't really do it justice, but it will give you an idea..

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