Wednesday, January 31, 2007


I thought I should write a quick post to let my readers know that I am home now. But, I had a rough time there for awhile. Apparently I scared everyone when I came out of the anesthesia in the recovery room and had the dry heaves for an hour. The nurse had to give me shot which calmed me down and knocked me out for three more hours. Steve said I didn't move at all. I also had extreme vertigo, nausea, and double vision. I felt like I was on a merry go round going very fast! Had to stay overnight. Don't remember anything between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. I don't want my experience to scare anyone because we all recover differently. This, too, will pass. Nausea and double vision is gone but the vertigo is still there. I'm writing this on my lap (isn't that what laptops are for?)

The doctor said that my surgery went well and the electrode array curled very nicely in my cochlea. But, he needed to admit me overnight because my vertigo was so bad. I am his first adult bilateral patient! And he has been doing implants for twenty years. Steve stayed with me all day until Chris & his friend, Kevin, came to relieve him. Marissa came last night after she got done working at the Dairy Queen and brought me the sweetest card.

There are some beautiful pink roses in the kitchen from Chris and Marissa. People have been bringing food and we appreciate that so much. My friend, Susan came and visited for awhile. Right now my sister, Kathy, is taking care of me while my family is out doing stuff. Will write more later. Thanks for your sweet thoughts, comments, and prayers!


Anonymous said...

Oh, I'm glad you're home safe and sound...I have been worried about you!! I hope your vertigo goes away quickly. Mine was like went away almost immediately at activation...weird!
I love you, and let people take care of you for a few days. That was the hardest thing I ever had to recover from...I hope you bounce back faster than I did!! (((HUGS)))

Sooz said...

I'm so glad you are over the worst - you are HOME now and surrounded by everything good and familiar to you. I'm so glad you have such a great support system.

I understand the benefit of the laptop on your lap, it ensures your head stays motionless as little as possible! Glad you were ABLE to type and leave your readers an update. I've been thinking of you!

Take care, and soak up all the attention you're getting! These times don't happen often in our busy lives, so don't get ahead of yourself!