Before I forget- 12/11/2009 ouch! I took call covering the pediatrics ward on 12/13/2009- one word ouch! I have been told by the surgeon that I am his worst patient thus far. Since I went back to work; did not prop my feet. I had already taken vacation for the holidays and I didn't have anymore left for the month. I am glad it is over with and eventually I will have pain-free fifth toes. I have a high tolerance for pain, or I am always occupied with something to think about slowing myself down.
08/14/2008 was my first surgery, Extraction of all 4 of my wisdom teeth, I did not take any pain meds and I was eating by that evening. I was back to work the next day. The swine flu was annoying though- o boy! I had admitted 3 young gals with the swine flu and they required vent support, I knew it was coming for me. I knew the very second I came down with it, and it was around the time they were still testing. I felt so horrible, fevers as high as 105; I woke up feeling like someone had beat the crap out of me; my chest hurt to even cough; i wanted to scream but the headache was pounding ... I felt miserable but my dear husband took good care of me, he even prepared me some ofe nsala.
I was instructed to stay at home for days. That was my slow down instruction from God for the year, hopefully I will get no more.