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First off, Happy belated Birthday! Second, just thinking about you today and hoping you have a speedy and successful recovery from your surgery 🤗

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Happy Birthday and best wishes for a quick recovery!

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Lookin' good! :)

Glad you are out of surgery and doing well!!!

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Thank goodness you’re past surgery and on your way to recovery

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That’s the worst over, now for a nice speedy recovery

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8 hours ago, GreenTealael said:

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Hahaha and there it is!!! Our little GT's morphine smile! :D :D :D :D Congrats on a successful surgery and such a sweet smile of victory!!!

LOL, on another note, I just found this thread (again). LOL. I say again, cuz I vaguely remember reading it the first time in my own morphine haze thinking first: Happy Birthday to our sweet and hilarious GT, then second thinking that perhaps you might be dead, curled in a fetal position dumping in the back of the bus to hell. ROFLMAO! This morning I find this thread and realize I hadn't dreamed it!!!

So glad surgery went well (from the photo) now we just need lots more piccies and a blow by blow!!! Are you up and walking already???!!! I thought of you this morning as I did my walk, walk!!!!

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What I packed in my hospital bag

Feminine Wipes, deodorant, travel toiletries ]](tooth brush & paste. Lipgloss, eye drops, sunscreen cream), flipflops, turban, underwear, eyemask & ear plugs,, note pad, cami & shorts, robe, wristlet.20190716_053852.thumb.jpg.1be5e61ea5d735e0297c9525bfa9dac8.jpg

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Real talk ... sunscreen? Are you walking the halls or going on a hike? 😂

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Just now, sillykitty said:

Real talk ... sunscreen? Are you walking the halls or going on a hike? 😂

Yall know I'm vain!!! 😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁

Joking the sunscreen cream is mixed in my face lotion. And its my everywhere travel pack

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Arrived at the hospital at 630 am.

Registered and was taken to preop area to collect samples amd change clothes.

I was immediately started on lactaded ringers (IV drip), vitals taken , met with the anesthesiologists then my surgeon. Asked final questions i was unclear about. & received answers

Taken into the OR and was pit under general anesthesia. Awaken briefly in recovery where i advocated for the proper pain meds (morphine does not work for me), fell asleep again to be awaken when i was in my room where my lovely Boyfriend was already waiting. Amazing. Feeling.

Labs & vitals every couple hours but I got up to walk around. Told my Guy to go home around 11pm so he could rest properly.

Walked again 4-5 am, then started the Water protocol at 6 am but fell asleep again. Now im resuming the drinking amd spirometerji

All in all not terrible 😍

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