I am having finally having surgery this Friday at 7am. They are removing my appendix and also removing a small part of my bowel that has a hole in it. Hospital stay is 3-7 days depending on how quickly my bodily functions start working+I can eat+I can walk. I am really not looking forward to the recovery part bc my last hospital experience was terrible. I'm just afriad I will be passing out and throwing up again this go round. I understand this will make me better in the long run it just seems crazy to plan something that you know will cause so much misery (for a short time though). I am still scheduled to be off work through the end of august. and my doctor said I will have a 10 lb weight lifting restriction for 6 weeks... so even if I go back to work end of Aug I will have to be on light duty for 2 more weeks. Imagine trying to stay awake all night when your only job is to answer patient call lights. We'll see how that goes...
Please keep me in your prayers. I am not a fan of the idea of having my abdomen cut open. It really kinda freaks me out.. yes I undersatnd I am a nurse but I can care for it on someone else better than I can handle it myself.
A Conversation with Mandy Smith
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