We've been hearing more and more about people who go into the hospital for even minor elective surgery and end up losing their lives to infections they get there.Now a new study says an estimated 48,000 people die each year of blood poisoning or pneumonia they come down with in the hospital, at a cost of more than $8 billion....more
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Today is actually Day 5 of my recovery. But I want to tell the whole story, because I've been in active pursuit of this surgery since September 2009, and the insurance approval was a little bit of a bumpy battle. This is a novel of a monologue, but for those seeking an insurance-covered breast reduction, I'm going to post it anyway. The process of choosing a plastic surgeon, getting insurance approval, etc. etc.
Do you have a prayer request? A special need? Well, I spent all night placing a live webcam to Lourdes, France on my website, including a little mailbox to their prayer request email. All kinds of weird computer problems kept cropping up, and I kept offering them up as a prayer, which did help to keep me from being annoyed. Then...
This morning I got an email from a friend who told me that today is OUR LADY OF LOURDES FEAST DAY! Wow. I had no idea! That is just so cool...
Here we go again.
Friday night I decided that I wanted to do something nice for Dogger. I decided that I was going to get her a new and improved E-Collar because I know she hates wearing hers and I thought it would be easy to go and fine a clear one that she could see through. The E-Collar that the vet supplies is opaque white plastic and pretty much like a huge horse blinder and I also think it effects her sense of hearing as well so while she's wearing it she's effectively Helen Keller Dog.
The vet removed the wire and hopefully the problem. Dogger is back on antibiotics and is to continue her pain meds. The incision is smaller than the last one and shes scheduled to have her stitches removed in ten days, the vet wants good news from us then because his option if she's not recovering, would be to put a wire back in.
Happy New Year! 2010! Woo! Where is my rocket pack? I got a late Christmas gift for Dogger and tada! I got the dog crate out of my living room! and replaced it with a dog tent. Huge difference. Really.
Same bat infection, new bat antibiotic.
After spending a weekend with a completely pathetic and practically bed fast Dogger I did what I said I was going to and called the vet first thing. They let me drop her off at lunch and pick her up later.
It's nearly the midpoint of my final year before turning forty. Now, this great project has been interrupted by a strange loss. To put it tritely, I've said good bye to a part of my person that has, in some ways, defined me, as a woman, a progenitor of life. The first home to my children. About four days ago, I had a hysterectomy.