Love the icons...I can relate to every one of them.
I feel like I dropped off the face of the earth or something for a time. I am at Home, Sweet Home. Left the hospital Monday afternoon after a low blood pressure scare (70/30 to 86/44 or so) that morning which almost prevented me from leaving altogether. 3 nurses and 30 blood pressures later, I convinced them it wasn't going to go up just because they sent another person to check it - lol.
My doc told me he would probably do a transfusion because I lost a lot of blood during surgery; Saturday my crit was 9.3 but he didn't do one then. His sub on Sunday almost chose to do one but didn't. Monday, my crit was 9.2 and with the blood pressure problem, I figured they'd definitely transfuse me. Nope. I just don't have a high pressure anyway since I usually hang at 94/68 or so. Had trouble leaving Recovery Room because I stayed at 82/54 or so and couldn't get up to 90 in order to leave.
When they finally managed to get a 95/53 reading at 11:30 a.m., they let the doc know. He ordered a new crit level and after a few hours, agreed to send me home with a script for iron tablets and call me anemic.
But anyway, here I am, still hurting quite a bit at times. This is day 5 post op. Those first few days were anything but comfortable, I can say that much.
Copied this post and moved Kim's to "home at last!"