Surgery was February 13; I was discharged from the hospital on February 16!
Thanks to all for your prayers and good wishes!
I remember fifty or so years ago when President Lyndon Johnson had gall bladder surgery and he showed reporters his scar! Mine is a bit lower, but it’s a big one down the center, with seventeen staples!
The surgery went so well- better than I imagined it would. The pain management was a wonder of modern medicine.
I was attached to a small black purse which contained some kind of anesthetic which pumped automatically and directly into the incision site by a device called an Elastomeric pump. It was only on for five days, and then I could take it off myself. I am also on an oral narcotic called Tramadol. So my pain has been minimal, and I believe that helps tremendously with the healing of the surgical site, though it takes two or three months for the whole thing – inside and out- to heal.
Anyway, I should be back to blogging again from now on. But I’ll be posting it on the Blogger site: https://annesbirdpoems.blogspot.com