Friday, April 2, 2010
UPDATE: We are home!!! Mike just finished emptying my drains. Aunt Dot did a remarkable job of watching our 7 year old who seemed to grow up in just a week and our 4 year old who seemed to totally fall apart in just one week. We are all getting readjusted to the new mom. They've played on my hospital bed. They want to see the scars, but we are holding off on that for a while. I have to still get used to them.
The ride home was so much easier than expected. We stopped at Mike's sister's house in Freeport for a break then got home about 3:30. The girls and Aunt Dot had made a special cake for me with strawberries and we have been sitting in the sun on the patio.
We plan to continue to blog to recount some of the highs and lows of the whole experience. I am happy. I picked the perfect team at Beth Israel and other than a rough ride with anesthesia it was uneventful. Getting up for my first walk was the highlight along with the first shower and the first good night's sleep.
For now I am going to head out to catch the last few rays of sun before we all sit down for a lobster dinner!!! Thanks to all the doctors, nurses and staff at BIDMC.