Thursday, June 29, 2006

On the mend

Well, if my own eyes are any judge, Chris is faring far better after this surgery than he did after his shoulder surgery. He is in really good spirits and has been since he got out of surgery. First thing he did when his mom and dad and I got to his room last night was give his dad the victory fist. He's in pain but it seems to be a lot less than the with the shoulder. He's off the pain medication pump which means that he'll be going home as soon as the ooze coming off the bone remnant slows down. Sounds lovely, does it not? But his surgeon explained that when you take out a bone, you don't actually take out the whole thing because you need something to anchor the graft to, and the bone that remains has a tendency to ooze. The bad part about that is if you take the drain out too soon, the person could actually die. Well, Chris and I thought about that and decided to just keep the darn drain in. So, he's going home tomorrow instead of today!

As you may have guessed, the surgery went as good as it could possibly have gone. Chris's surgeon said that he expects Chris to start feeling good quite soon - not just "well," folks, but *good.* And to think we would have settled for a mere slight improvement!

I'm more happy than I can express at the improvement I see in Chris already. His whole countenance is uplifted compared to where he was a week ago. Even with the lack of cigarettes, he's going to be a lot happier recovering than he ever was pre-op.

Ok, now that we've got all that settled, back to the good stuff! I'll be back to posting my usual nonsense in no time! And Grandma, I PROMISE you pictures. Not tonight, but soon. SOON.

smiley face

16 comments:

DaveM said...

Great news Keep him off the ciggies too. [You still haven't posted those pics.....!!!!]

V J.D. said...

When are you going to change the title of your blog to "Chris-Watch 2006." Add some catchy "newsflash" music too.

Bonnie Blithe said...

ROFL!

bunnyjo georg said...

Ok, ok.....I know......if you wanted sappy love stories you'd be watching the soaps, right?

Pardon my love-stricken foray into sappiness. My brazen, hell-raisin' social screech voice is still there, lemme tell ya. And I'm gonna let 'er rip....wide open.

VeeFlower said...

You could start a new blog and call it "All Chris All the Time!" Okay, you know I am just kidding. I would ten times rather hear about Chris than angst of being lonely. No, a hundred. Matter of fact, he IS pretty interesting. So tell us more! Don't ever apologize for being happy, you have certainly paid your dues and then some.

shortensweet said...

I'm very glad that he's doing so well, and that he'll have much less pain.
:)
Let him know that I am thinking of him and sending pain free fast recovery wishes his way.

Let us know if you need anything.

V J.D. said...

I do watch the soaps. But at least they have sub-plots. I'm a Days of Our Lives fan, so maybe a blog entitled, "Days of Our Chris." Perhaps "All My Chris." "The Chris and the Restless?" "One Chris to Live." Oh! I've got it! "Passions: Chris Chris Chris"

How does Chris feel about this? Why don't you get a blog set up for him; he'll probably get into it while he's laid up.

Marcheline said...

He'd probably rather be laid than laid up... but lacking that choice, I guess it'll have to be soaps for him for a while....

8-)

Glad to hear he's on the mend!

shortensweet said...

so..updates sista?

grandlar said...

pictures? pictures? what pictures...? who...where ...when....? ok so you have a good excuse....however....

Trophy Wife said...

we visited chris a few times while he was in the hospital and all he could talk about was how he couldn't wait to marry you, how much he loves you, and how much he loves your girls.

:)

VeeFlower said...

I sure hope Chris can get comfortable enough to be able to do some of the things he wants to do this summer. Meanwhile, all our best.

V J.D. said...

Hey Trophy Wife, are you sure it wasn't the drugs talkin'? Marriage - Yikes!

Evel said...

For men, farting is the barometer for good health.

That's the bullshit they try and feed us anyway.

Veeflower said...

If evel is right, then I smelled one of the healthiest men in the universe yesterday in line at a store!

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