|a few hours after surgery on my hip (January 15th)|
As soon as I started moving around, my nose began bleeding heavily. The nurse didn't seem too concerned and got me a box of tissues, a large pack of gauze squares, surgical tape and a "Dale Nasal Dressing Holder." She put me in a wheelchair and took me down to the curb where Greg was waiting in the car.
|rough ride home|
The first 12 hours after the operation were awful. I thought I would have to go back to the hospital because my nose would not stop bleeding and I was in unbearable pain. It finally clotted sometime after midnight and we set an alarm to get up every 4 hours so I could take more pain meds.
|frozen yogurt & a pet moose makes everything better|
I had surgery on Tuesday and did not leave the house until Saturday evening. I didn't feel well enough to do anything other than lie on the couch and it was hard to do anything productive like writing or reading because I had to keep taking pain meds. My post-op orders said to refrain from bending, straining or lifting more than 10lbs for two weeks. I was also not supposed to do anything to raise my heart rate, which could cause more bleeding.
|4 days post-op|
|these tools are NOT my friends|
|you got all of that out of my nose?!?!|
|enjoying Happy Hour at Trader Vic's (Credit: Charles Henry)|
|I love you, Emily!|