because I had a hysterectomy 2 days ago. You know, hyster - ectomy. ha-ha, so funny.What's not funny (besides that opening line) is the fact the pain meds make you puke. That little patch behind my right ear was supposed to last for 4 days, but apparently it decided to stop at noon today. I took my Darvocet at 6:30am, ate a bagel, drank some cran-grape juice (courtesy of the hospital) and promptly fell back to sleep. At noon I woke up, and that was the end of feeling good. The soreness from the surgery is nothing compared to the throwing up, so I've decided to lay of the pain meds. I HATE to throw up. Aren't you glad you tuned in? The surgery itself was no biggie - the dr. said that everything was a lot bigger than she thought, but all my biopsies were clear, and I'm good. Good and healthy! I have two little spots on either side of my belly, with sutures in them (just 2) and my navel was sealed with dermabond. Yep, they sucked my uterus and fibroids right out my belly button. And I thought the belly button was useless!
I even got some flowers! Check it out:
I NEVER get flowers, so I really hit the jackpot this time! My in-laws and the college each sent them.
So inbetween trying not to cough or throw up, I started this:
It's the chevron scarf from Joelle Hoverson's Last Minute Knitted Gifts. I knew I wasn't going to be making any socks from the sock blanks I dyed, and this seemed like the perfect project for that particular yarn. It's such an easy pattern to memorized, and the sock yarn is so soft and cozy! It's growing quickly, even though I can only knit a few rows before I a)fall asleep, or b)start throwing up. I prefer the falling asleep.
I've had a terrific (as in terrifically terrible) headache since the surgery, which is just starting to abate now. And I'm itchy. I think the itchiness is from the Darvocet, but not sure about the headache.
You wanna know the worst part about this surgery? I came home weighing 12 lbs. more than I went in, and that was on a liquid diet. I thought I'd lose at least 8 oz., since they took at least that much out!