Hi everyone, so sorry to be MIA. It’s been a flood of people *and food* since I’ve been home and of course hubby is by my side 24/7 and gets a little sideways when I sit on my ipad when we’re together. So I’ve not had much time to myself these past few days. Surgery went great! It was a super early morning we literally pulled up and watched them turn the lights on. They called me back after about a half an hour and got me ready. Huge cocktail of drugs in the IV bag an epidural and a nerve block and off to the OR. There he put the mask on me and said this is just air. Just breathe. The mask was not sealing properly at my chin and I offered to help, it sealed and he typed something and the next thing I knew I heard “you’re all done”. It’s so so so surreal. Post-op went great, no blood pressure problems (thank goodness) so I got to my room and was greeted by the greatest nurses. Lunch was a gorgeous quiche and veggies and pound cake. The chef at this place was fantastic. Because it was a specialty hospital with only 15 beds, all the staff was so happy and pleasant. I seriously could not have asked for better. My doc had me in bed the rest of the day and night. I don’t believe the epidural was working as intended as my catheter was super uncomfortable and I still had a good amount of pain, but who knows, maybe it did more than I realize. Laying there was awful! My sit bones were screaming. I used the bed rails to roll over on my side for a bit just to get off of them. The longest night EVER! Then, bright and early the doctor swoops in and checks on me, the day nurse walks in “we’re removing your catheter” (My favorite person for the day), they sat me up and I sat up about an hour, then PT came, I walked and did great I guess, they came back again, I walked and was on my way home by 2pm. (I got another great slice of quiche before I left though ). I was so happy to be home and in my own bed. My husband has been an amazing caregiver for my every need. I’ve had a plethora of visitors which has been nice. PT was pleased with everything and thinks I will be walking on my own in two weeks. I doubt my doctor will allow that but you know. My hardest thing is staying still and resting. Also Lifting my leg, that will take time of course. Sorry so long, but thankful to you all. The anxiety pre surgery is sooo bad. I am very glad to have turned the corner. I don’t think I will regret this at all.