Surgery went well yesterday. I was in and out in about four hours. What I didn't anticipate was how awful I would feel afterwards. I threw up quite a bit yesterday which has never really happened to me after surgery. I was really surprised considering it was a minor procedure compared to the others.
Today hasn't been much better. Thankfully the throwing up is over but I feel like I was hit by a truck.
Hopefully tomorrow will be a better day!
For those of you who are curious, I did keep the screw she removed. I'll post some pics soon.
Thanks to everyone for checking in. I truly appreciate your love and support!!
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
I haven't posted any Emma-isms for awhile. That isn't to say that there haven't been any. Here are a two of the latest.....
This morning Brent was digging through our loose change container to find some quarters. Here's the conversation between he and Emma.
Emma - Daddy, get out of my money!!
Daddy - This is your money? I don't see your name on it.
Emma - But it IS my money. Get out of there. Quit stealing my coins.
Daddy - Emma, I don't see your name on it.
Emma - Mommy, can you put my name on that?
This afternoon Emmalee was irritated with me for one reason or another. I finally told her that it was time for nap. I gave her her juice and she headed down the hall. I said, "Emmalee, I love you." She turned around and yelled, "Yeah, I love you too! But not that much!" At least I know she loves me.
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Saturday, April 18, 2009
If you have children, (or even if you don't,) you have to check out Babysteals.
Baby Steals is an amazing website. Each day, at 9:00 am MST, they post a new "steal". It is always something fun and always at an incredible price. For example, I have purchased Robeez Shoes, Teething Bling jewelry for moms, Signing Time videos, Zoobie Pets, Baby Legs and a host of other items all at savings of at least 50%. They only have a limited number of each steal per day and once they're gone, they're gone. Let me tell you, nothing makes me cry harder than the fact that I missed some adorable Robeez for Nate the other day. They were only $18.47 and they were gone in a flash. I'm still sad!
I generally have myself planted at the computer at exactly 9:00 am MST every day so that I can check out the daily steal. I get super excited when I get an item. I have purchased a few things that I otherwise wouldn't be able to afford. I also like to try things that I may not otherwise purchase but because it's such an awesome deal, I try it out.
Babysteals is having a birthday and they are giving away a $150 gift certificate. I'm thinking of how many amazing steals I could get with that! Check them out!!
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Friday, April 17, 2009
Just a quick update. I went to the doctor yesterday. Things are looking good. My ankle is finally healing correctly. The area where she added in the bone graft is filling in. The tendons and ligaments are healing. Overall, it's good news. The best news is that I can walk! I have to wear my boot for awhile longer but that's okay with me. Walking is a beautiful thing.
I do have to have one more surgery next Friday. I have a really long screw across the joint in my ankle and she wants to go ahead and take it out. I'm glad. I can feel it when I walk and it isn't pleasant. I will be really happy to have it removed. I kind of want to ask her if I can have it after she takes it out. Is that weird?
I do have quite a bit of pain when I walk. I'm sure that will just get better over time. It's bound to be painful after not really walking for the past eight months or so. I also have some areas of numbness in the top of my foot. She's hoping those will get better after she removes that screw. They may not. I may never have full function in that ankle again. She said it will very likely always give me problems with pain and weakness. There go my hopes of winning the Boston Marathon. :)
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