Tuesday, April 29, 2008

The First Day

I'm now at home in Davis, just over 24 hours after leaving the surgery itself.

I had an adventure in the recovery room - it was hard to breathe at first because I was so swollen, and because my nose was bleeding. And because my jaw was wired shut. Anyway, that was quite uncomfortable, and I'm pretty sure they kept me there longer than they meant to, but all's well that ends well.

Once I got to my room, things were much better. My mother stayed in the room with me and read a couple chapters of The Magician's Nephew (Chronicles of Narnia). My nurses were great, although some seemed overworked. After my experience in the recovery room, I really wanted quick responses, just to be sure that if something urgent happened, I'd be taken care of.

Once I got to my room, everything hurt less than I expected it to, and I recovered more quickly than I thought I would. I can walk around now, although I risk a nosebleed when I do, and can somewhat laboriously ingest liquids. I'm sure than as the swelling goes down, it will become easier.

That's all for now. I'm going to vegetate for a while, and then go for a walk.

2 comments:

Roger said...

so what exactly was the purpose of the operation?

Peter said...

To fix my overbite. See, my teeth didn't line up before, and the braces didn't wholly fix the problem.

The wonderful irony, of course, is that this was in part so that I could eat without making a mess of myself. And these days, that sure isn't an option. But eventually I'll be eating more neatly than ever before!