I’m finally back online. This stinkin’ surgery took the wind out of my sails, but gave me more than enough time to plan this blog. It literally did…my lung was collapsed or something like that…they messed with it I know that for sure. Now that I’ve re-inflated I am ready to share and then will head to a Percocet induced slumber for the afternoon.
Before I get into the details of my crazy journey ahead I need to thank everyone who got us to this point. From blog updates (thanks MK) to meal planning Kelly, Michele and Ali), to meals, well wishes…many phone calls,flowers and txts thank you all. You have lifted up the Falco family and we are so greatful for all of it.
Now on to the experience of a Thoracotomy. We went from thinking I was having outpaitient surgery to spending a few days in ICU with open heart surgery patients…let’s just say I dropped the average age level by a few decades. What you might have thought would be a breath of fresh air to the nurses was not. I think I was just a perky pain in the ass. Anyway I survived it and was finally released and sent to the nurses a Presby on 5C. From there the pain level was low (very low), but so was the amount of sleep and general ability to function. I got home Sunday and have not stopped sleeping.
So on to the road to recovery…Do I take the ’66 TBird used in Thelma and Louise, the RV from National Lampoon’s Family vacation or the Delorian from Back to the Future. Please adivise…I need something reliable so that I can go the distance, something fun and sassy to match the way in which I plan to approach this next phase, room for the family…can’t succeed without them. I know that rules out the ’57 Corvette. This is going to be a harder decision than I thought. GPS and hands-free installed so we can all keep in touch.
Tomorrow I get my road trip map. Appointment with the oncologist in the afternoon. I will update you sooner if we get good news and later if I need to process any major twist and turns ahead. I might hit a road block, speed bump, or detour but regardless I’m in it for the long haul.
LOVE YOU ALL!!!! – SUE