Recovery: Anderson Style

So, she’s home. This, of course is a good thing. Now begins the phase where (hopefully) she gets waited on hand-and-foot, people (me) bring her homemade chicken noodle soup–with super awesome homemade noodles, and we write down all the weird things she says while coming down off the morphine and lortab. Should be entertaining.

We’ve already had some pretty funny references to this trippy YouTube video (warning: it’s completely weird, but pretty strangely funny) that fits the situation rather well.

Jillian has the next few days off so she can get my mom up and walking around every hour or so. Apparently, when they do surgery by scope, they inflate you like a balloon with CO2. So, post-op, they want you to keep your circulation flowing to get the CO2 out of your system so it doesn’t settle anywhere odd and cause problems. Who knew? Also, the walking is important to avoid blood clots.

She’s in good spirits, smiling and cracking jokes until she falls asleep mid-sentence. We’re looking forward to having her back in good health.

But in the meantime, we’ve got the pen and paper out, and maybe a little video camera, just for fun.


6 Replies to “Recovery: Anderson Style”

  1. Yay! I’m so glad she has kids close by who can help out till she’s feeling 100%. Can’t wait to see/hear about the funny morphine-induced things she says. 🙂

  2. Geez! You don’t read said friends blog for a few days (sorry this job is kicking my butt big time – the life that I knew no longer exists) and you get calls from other friends who you’ve got hooked on said friends really cool, inspiring and perfectly wonderful blog asking you what you know and if said friend is doing okay, and you yell, while trying to not drive off the road, “WHAT!” and find out how quickly said friends life can kind of go upside down for a min. Hope to hear from you real quick because truth be told, there are nights I arrive home really late and your words are what lift and inspire me to keep going one more day. Love ya
    PS I’ll pay to hear the tapes while on noted RX! Tee Hee

  3. 🙂 I’m sooo glad you didn’t have to stay at the hospital!!! I can see you lots easier this way! 😉

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  5. I wanna see funniest home videos of your mama doing silly things on lortab. She’s already funny though without the meds. I love your mama. Give her hugs and loves from me please. ♥♥♥

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