Surgeries and Paintings
How my husband took care of me for weeks after my hysterectomy without appearing the slightest bit tired is beyond me. It’s only been a mere 31 hours since Craig’s surgery and I’m already exhausted. The first full day is always the hardest, though. Tomorrow we’ll have a better routine in place and things will run much more smoothly, I’m sure of it.
Surgery didn’t go quite as planned. Craig went in for a hernia repair and came out minus an appendix.
No hernia in sight.
The appendix wasn’t inflamed, but it wasn’t normal-looking either so out it came. And right in front of the appendix was an adhesion – old scar tissue that usually generates from some form of trauma. The adhesion happened to be in the exact location of Craig’s pain.
Okay, I asked. So, he’ll be better now, right?
Surgeon: I won’t be surprised if this doesn’t work. Then again, I won’t be surprised if it does. We’ll just have to wait and see.
The body is a very strange thing. Nothing explains the constant nausea; the sharp pains 4-6 hours after eating; the dry-heaving after 5 minutes in a moving vehicle. We just hope that whatever it was is now gone so Craig can resume a normal life.
As for my life, it of course revolves around painting which continues to keep me focused and my hands busy with a paintbrush instead of holding another cookie or donut. Ten pieces are heading to Indianapolis tomorrow; six are originals. Here is my latest:
While Craig is resting my plan is to get these listed on Etsy – by Friday. That’s the plan, anyway.
Thanks to all of you who have asked about Craig and sent good thoughts and wishes to us during this time. I hope to never have to report again on this blog that his pain has returned. From today we move forward hoping for the best.