Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Still fighting

   Do these hands belong to Rocky?    Ready to fight, maybe.  
    I am wrapped up-- almost 3" thick-- and able to move fingers at least.  I have to keep them elevated as much as possible.  The pain is minor so far, and for that I am very grateful.   No lifting, tugging or pulling for 3 days.
    Can't say it was easy as I had a panic attack when they strapped both arms down, inserted  3 IVs, and put the blood pressure cuff on my leg.   I had a nightmare with my eyes wide open of the horrors from this past summer in the hospital.  The nurse anesthetist  said "Time to sleep" .....and that's all I knew until I woke up in recovery.  

  The doctor said all went well, and that when he snipped the ligament, it snapped back.  Pressure is relieved, and maybe, just maybe......I think there is a bit more sensation in the right hand.
  I thank you all, faithful readers, for the notes of encouragement and prayers and hovering thoughts around me.  Just know how much I appreciate them and how much strength I gain from them.
  I can't do much, barely can I hold a cup of coffee.  But I have permission to try and stitch strips together today.  Still fighting, happy stitching.

20 comments:

Dana Gaffney said...

Well, finger movement means it's good exercise to keep us updated, blogging = PT

Janet O. said...

Good news that all went well!!
Praying for a quick, smooth recovery!

Mary said...

So happy it went well. Thanks for the update!

Linda Swanekamp said...

So good to hear from you and see the hands! I have an echocardiogram today and will try hard not to panic. The emotion of all you went through is so fresh in your mind, yet you forged ahead to get better and do what you need. Praying the pain stays at bay and recovery is moving forward.

Ray and Jeanne said...

Happy to hear all went well. The anxiety attack and nightmare are very understandable. Thanks for the update. Glad this is behind you and praying each day you rapidly get better. ~Jeanne

Raewyn said...

Best wishes for happy healing! Hope the stitching was successful :-)

Quilting Babcia said...

So happy to hear that everything went well! Happy stitching!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Oh, I hear the ROcky theme song as Deb makes each stride to better health. Gentle Hugs

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I've been praying for a quick and full recovery. Be careful and good luck.

sunny said...

Oh gosh Debbie. I hope you get much better very soon. It's been a long haul, and I hope the end is in sight. Hugs and prayers.

Joy said...

Sending enduring strength your way.

Gene Black said...

That sounds scary to me also. I have never heard of them doing both hands at one time.
Take care (no need to reply.)

Rosa said...

Great news.Take care and have a speedy recovery.Sending big hug!

Hilary said...

Isn't it great that it is over! And you are on the road to full recovery and good health. You go girl! Sending prayers and healing energy your way.

Barbara said...

Good news. I was thinking of you, having had such a bad experience last time around. I figured it would be anxiety provoking. All done now. Your job is to heal. Take good care.

Auntiepatch said...

It's uphill from here! Take your time; you'll get there!

MissPat said...

Glad they can't keep you down for long. While trying to stitch may be good, at least for your mental health, try not to overdue it. Keep moving forward.

Marisol Vallespín Sánchez said...

Mis mejores deseos para que pronto esté bien.Un cariñoso abrazo.

Mystic Quilter said...

I second MissPat - please don't overdo things, take it slowly. So pleased this is another step behind you and hopefully another step gained.

Nicki said...

Sounds like the surgery went well. Take time to heal.

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