Wednesday, January 09, 2008

I'm home!!!!!

Oh man it is so good to be home! Stanford Hospital is pretty good as far as hospital's go I daresay (I don't have much hospital experience), the nurses were fabulous, and I recovered really fast, but by 2 days ago I was completely over Stanford and ready to come home. By yesterday I was almost climbing the walls!

Overall it all went really well - the doctors were all very impressed with my recovery, and I felt pretty decent by the day after surgery, and even better by the next day.

But I slept badly every night, despite having a private room - it was uncomfortable and people came in constantly, so I only managed to get about 1 1/2 hours sleep at a time, and even then it was a very light sleep. The food was also terrible, and combined with a sore, swollen throat from the respirator, and screwed up taste buds (anything sweet tastes disgusting at the moment), made for a pretty stuffed up diet. I just had some mashed potatoes and gravy for lunch and it was oh so fabulous :-)

I'll do a more comprehensive update at some point, but don't expect anything any time soon, this is tiring enough :-)


woz said...


It must be a real trip to have such major surgery at such a young age. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

Gillian said...

Hey there cousin!! Its great to hear the surgery went well!! Lots and lots of love to you and your hubby for taking such good care of you!! Thinking of you!!

kelly said...


Been following your progress almost religiously and VERY excited at each report from Andrew =) He's done really well! Considering your speedy recovery, I dare say you've done even better ;)

Amazing stuff, Sarah! So glad that you're feeling so great, and much relieved that it all went so smoothly for you guys.

Alec Thomas said...

Congratulations Sarah! Good to have you back safe and sound :)

I hope your recovery is swift and uneventful.

Zoe said...

Hi Sar

Its so great to hear that you are home and it went so well. whooo hooo! :)
It was great to see you and Andrew in Sydney, I hope you had a great Christmas.
Love Zoe