Thursday, June 12, 2008

One Week Later...


Okay, so this past week has been a very different and trying one for me. I had surgery a week ago, something I have never experienced before. I went to the doctor last Wednesday, and when he told me I had to have surgery, I was so scared I threw up right in his office. Talk about embarrassing! The next morning, bright and early, I was at the hospital, prepping for it. I was surprisingly calm. The last thing I remember is the guy telling me I would feel a funny feeling, and me saying, "Funny?" and then looking up at the lights, thinking they looked like the lights on ER or Grey's Anatomy. Then the next thing I knew I was in a strange room, feeling some serious pain in my butt. That's what I had to have surgery on by the way. I had a cyst at the end of my tailbone that had to be removed, so I basically had butt surgery. More people have seen my butt in the past week then I would have cared to have shown in a lifetime. not fun! The medicine they gave me (Percoset) totally knocked me out, so I got home at about 4 that day. And the next few days were a blur...lots of sleeping, popping pills, and struggling to get up to go to the bathroom. By Monday, I could sit up for about 5 minutes. I could barely stand in the shower for 10 minutes before feeling extremely nauseous! By Tuesday, I could stand up and walk for a bit, I actually walked upstairs! I was so tired of being cooped up in the basement, even though I did get to watch the whole second season of One Tree Hill, and ordered the next two seasons, because I think I am officially addicted to that show! Absolutely love it! Yesterday, I went to the doctor again, hoping to hear that I would be able to leave for DC on Sunday. See, my sister's boss needed a nanny for 2 weeks, and I was so excited to go! I love that city, and I love being with kids and would get paid to do it! Well, it turns out I'm not healed enough to go and take care of kids and myself at the same time. So I was pretty bummed about that yesterday. It was a low day for me in the surgery recovery process. I think because I'm slowly taking less meds, I'm tired of not being able to get out, and not being able to go to DC. But today was a change! I have felt so ugly all week for obvious reasons, and I had scheduled a hair appointment a while ago, and I told myself I was going to go, I needed a boost! So I spent the past two hours with Jessica, and it was such a lift to my week! I love my new haircut. Here's a picture of it. And I'm not too sore for sitting for so long! So one week later, I'm still healing but I'm getting better. This too shall pass! ;)

9 comments:

Tiffany Kidman said...

I love your hair Tawna. By the way I hope you feel better soon. Surgery stinks and the recovery is always worse.

Justin and Lindsay Wilkin said...

Tawna, I am so glad that you left me a comment! I love hearing from old friends! :) BTW I put you on my friend link I hope that is ok...:) I love your haircut, You look so cute! I am so sorry to hear that you had surgery! I really hate surgery! I had a lymph node removed back in Feb. so I know the feeling. Tell all the Perkins family hi for me. I loved when your dad taught me civics. He was hysterical! He would give us gummie bears, and would come up with the funniest names for them like...urine flavor, booger, etc... I think jelly bellies must have stolen his idea, Ha Ha! We should get together and fight that. J/K

Jen said...

Glad to see you are back to the land of the living. Sorry you couldn't make your trip. That would have been so fun for you! The girls keep asking me about you- I'll have to give them the update. Hang in there!

Kelsy and Brad said...

hey i love your hair...way cute. I'm sorry your not going to dc, that really sucks. talk to you soon.

Salmon Tolman Fam said...

I love your hair! Did you dye it too? I like to get my hair done when I feel fat or depressed, it's such a good pick-me-up. It sounds like it was perfect timing for you as well! It was great to see you last weekend! I'm glad to hear that you have now moved UP in the world (meaning going UP the stairs!!!) I'm so totally bummed that you aren't going to DC, I'm sure you are so upset about it! Sorry!!! Can't wait to see you in a few weeks!

Brady and Kristy said...

Hey Quin-Perk! It sounds like you have had a lot of fun already this summer...especially that whole butt thing! I like your hair in that pic...it's dark! Hope all is well! See you soon!

Kristin said...

I think I would have thrown up too if I learned I had to get surgery. That's funnny how you said that so many people have seen your butt. This has prepared you for when you have a baby. I'm sorry that you didn't get to go to DC, bummer. But everything does happen for a reason even if we never find out what it is.

Tabbi said...

I love your hair cut. Jess does such a great job. I'm sad that you aren't coming out this week, but I'll see you soon enough. I'm just a plane ride away! Get feeling better. Love you.

Jackie said...

As funny as it sounds that you had "butt surgery", I'm sure that it's been miserable. I hope that you get feeling better soon.