Monday, November 14, 2005

A little update

Apparently my recent surgery turned out to more serious than I had initially expected. I was told by the surgeon that this was a simple repair and probably wouldn't have to stay in the hospital overnight. It turns out that when they got in there they realized that it was more serious than expected. I had a large hernia, and several smaller areas that needed attention as well. They repaired the large hernia and removed some extra tissue. I was surprised to learn that the extra tissue they were talking about was my umbilical cord which fed me in utero. The doc says I'll never miss it, I hope he's right. They also repaired the smaller problem areas with some mesh and duct tape. The good news is that it was all done laproscopically, which means I only have three very small incisions on my otherwise beautiful belly. However the surgery was more involved than anticipated, so it will take more recovery time. Of course I can't drive because of the mind altering substances I've been taking for pain, but I'm doing well and hope to be off those in a few days. Over all I'm doing as well as can be expected. Lydia has done a great job of taking care of me. Sometimes I get irritable when I don't feel well.


Anonymous said...

I can truly say that I know what's really inside of the real Geron Brown. Great Pics!