Healing Up

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

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Published by ahiggins2013

poet, birder, senior citizen, cancer survivor, Catholic sister. Eight books of poetry published: At the Year’s Elbow, Mellen Poetry Press 2000; Scattered Showers in a Clear Sky, Plain View Press 2007; chapbooks: Pick It Up and Read, Finishing Line Press 2008, How the Hand Behaves, Finishing Line Press 2009, Digging for God, Wipf and Stock 2010, Vexed Questions, Aldrich Press 2013, Reconnaissance, Texture Press 2014, and Life List, Finishing Line Press, 2015.

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