Thursday, August 23, 2007

Reporting In

The Cloud is back home, feeling somewhat dazed and battered and wondering in what direction this post will go ... if any at all. In my previous post, I chose to not reveal the reason for my absence but now confess that I underwent what Cathy has called male-specific surgery.

The event took place Monday morning at 8:00 AM, and they discharged me yesterday, Wednesday, at 3:30. PM. After spending two days catheterized with copious quantities of fluid dripping in and out of me, they unshackled me yesterday morning and sent me home in the afternoon once they were certain that appropriate bodily functions had resumed satisfactorily.

I was awake for the surgery. The spinal was all that was required to eliminate all feeling from the lower half of my body, and my iPod drowned out any and all concomitant surgery-related noises. Aside from some soreness from being catheterized for so long, I have felt no pain from the actual surgery. My back, however, suffered severely for awhile when the "freezing" was leaving me. The back and leg pain became so acute that I had to have demerol — right away, no faster! Yes, it was that bad. It seems that the needle going into the spine found and exploited all of the weaknesses of my deteriorated lower back.

But it's over, and I'm doing fine although this rather bare-bones report is about all that I can seem to force myself to write. I thought I might be able to summon some deep and trenchant observations, but alas ...

12 comments:

Ginger said...

Wishing you a speedy recovery and return of energy, AC.

karla said...

I don't even have male parts, but the term "Unshackled" makes me feel a bit weak in the knees.

Wishing you a speedy recovery.

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

God spare me the pain and indignity!

I hope you are 100% soon, with no pain so you can frolic with the women in your life, particularly the Smudge.

ChrisB said...

I think getting home helps the recovery process. You'll feel a whole lot better when you see Smudge or maybe you already have!

I_Wonder said...

Best wishes for a quick return to your old self.

(PS: Thanks for sparing me the details. I'll learn them when my time comes.)

oshee said...

I am glad you are home with no complications. I wish you a quick recovery.

Gina said...

I hope you are feeling better!

Isn't this your second surgery or am I delusional?

cat59 said...

Thanks for sharing a little but leaving out the details! Sounds perfectly miserable. I hope you have a speedy recovery!

Dale said...

Summon your deep and trenchant observations while resting.

Cuppa?

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Cathy said...

Oh, AC - I wish you'd said something so that we might have sent healing hugging thoughts your way.

I know you had lots of caring around you and will continue to feel perkier as the days bring healing. Take care, dear :0)

PS - Sounds like you're doing really really well.

Maya's Granny said...

AC,
I don't drop by for a few days, and what do I find when I do?

I'm glad you are on the mend. And I'll bet that seeing Smudge makes much better.

Coll said...

Oh A/C.. I am so sorry that you had to go through all of this. Thankfully it sounds like the worst is now behind you.