Wednesday, November 25, 2009


After a little bit of convincing to my transplant doctor, he released me to come home tonight. I got home about 7:00 pm. He wanted to keep me a few more days. But I told him that I thought I would recover better at home. And that I could find more foods to eat at home verses the hospital. So he was perfectly fine with that. He gave me a trial run to see if I could manage the pain with just oral narcotics and not IV pain meds. So far so good. I'm taking Lortabs and Percaset(spelling?)around the clock in addition to nausea meds. I've lost about 10 pounds...not good. The pain is getting better, but is still there and I am extremely sore. I'm just glad I am home.

I'm hoping to be able to spend some time with my family tomorrow for Thanksgiving. But honestly, don't know if i will feel like it or not. I will see how i feel in the morning.

I really expected to be feeling so much better and never expected the recovery to be this tough. Most everyone who had the surgery told me it was very minor pain.

I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving. I am thankful to be home and thankful to just be alive again to celebrate another year! May God Bless all of you!


Cara said...

Thank goodness you are celebrating Thanksgiving at home with your family, Katey! I'm praying for you!

Emily said...

What a blessing! So glad you are home!!
I'll be praying your recovery goes smoothly and the pain subsides, and that you get to enjoy some time with your family tomorrow for Thanksgiving :)
Happy Thanksgiving!

Katelyn said...

I am so glad you were able to go home in time for the holiday!!

Sarah said...

Hope your thanksgiving was good!