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[personal profile] gwyn
This is Gwyneth Actual reporting in from high atop the tenth floor of Swedish Hospital in Seattle. I am doing OK but still in a fair amount of pain. It's really hard to get up and down from the bed but after a really bad night last night things have improved a bit today. I can't believe how terrible it is to post from mobile on DW, geez. Between the gown falling off me all the time and the IV falling down and pulling it makes trying to type on this thing miserable. This is infuriating.

The surgeon says that the tumor was super small and that that everything went well. The results for what stage the cancer is won't be in till next week with the Labor Day holiday. Which is frustrating obviously because there're lots of questions about that and whether there's chemo or anything in my future.

The hardest thing at first was that I woke up in searing pain in my right eye--a cornea scratch that hurt far worse but that they couldn't be arsed to treat. I guess either they taped my eyelids over an eyelash or I scratched it or something who knows but it took forever for them to deal with it and the room was full of blinding light so that made it about 1,000 times worse. I guess they happen all the time, I was talking with a friend about what happened to her during her surgery, but I never had that before and I gotta say, it was pretty bad.

I've had lots of visitors, and mostly I'm just really tired all the time. This morning I had so much trouble keeping my eyes open and holding onto my phone. I basically had to wait all day to make this post because I'm just so out of it. They put me on a solid diet tonight, so I had some bacon which everyone thought was weird because it's very heavy, but I knew I wouldn't be likely to actually try to eat anything, so I better get something that I really enjoy the taste of. I think 2 1/2 pieces was actually pretty good!

I might get to go home by tomorrow afternoon or Sunday morning if I keep the solid food down and move to pain pills instead of an IV. That would be great.

Date: 2017-09-02 04:59 am (UTC)
lilysea: Tree hugger (Tree hugger)
From: [personal profile] lilysea

Date: 2017-09-02 05:13 am (UTC)
killabeez: (Default)
From: [personal profile] killabeez
I'm keeping my fingers crossed for tomorrow afternoon! Will see you in the AM sometime. :)

Date: 2017-09-02 05:20 am (UTC)
grammarwoman: (Default)
From: [personal profile] grammarwoman
Wishing you a speedy recovery and an excellent prognosis! *HUGS*

Date: 2017-09-02 05:27 am (UTC)
klia: (flowers)
From: [personal profile] klia
So glad you're doing better, and hope you improve steadily every day. ♥

Date: 2017-09-02 06:07 am (UTC)
catwalksalone: happy grey cat surrounded by flowers (Default)
From: [personal profile] catwalksalone
Bacon is always a solid life choice. So happy to hear from you. I send a thousand lucky healing vibes (in the shape of imaginary paper cranes) and cross all the things for a swift recovery and good news. ❤️

Date: 2017-09-02 04:40 pm (UTC)
cesperanza: (Default)
From: [personal profile] cesperanza
Seconds bacon as the best medicine! Fuck laughter and apples!

Date: 2017-09-02 06:50 am (UTC)
saraht: "...legwork" (Default)
From: [personal profile] saraht
Wishing you a speedy recovery! Get up and walk as soon as you possibly can; it helps wake up the plumbing.

Date: 2017-09-02 06:51 am (UTC)
kore: (Default)
From: [personal profile] kore
It is SO GOOD to hear from you! I hope you get home soon! <333

Date: 2017-09-02 08:49 am (UTC)
ratcreature: Good Luck! (good luck)
From: [personal profile] ratcreature
Glad to hear from you! I hope your recovery will go well.

Date: 2017-09-02 09:35 am (UTC)
jb_slasher: steve rogers; captain america: the first avenger (wretches and kings)
From: [personal profile] jb_slasher
Bacon makes the world go round. Here's to a speedy recovery! <3

Date: 2017-09-02 01:17 pm (UTC)
goss: (Hugs - teddybears)
From: [personal profile] goss
Great to hear from you. Sending you all the good vibes. :)

Date: 2017-09-02 01:36 pm (UTC)
cathexys: dark sphinx (default icon) (Default)
From: [personal profile] cathexys
Glad you're doing OK and hoping you get better very quickly!

Date: 2017-09-02 02:01 pm (UTC)
musesfool: girl with flowers (the sweetest thing)
From: [personal profile] musesfool

Wishing you a speedy recovery! <3

Date: 2017-09-02 03:10 pm (UTC)
umbo: B-24 bomber over Pacific (Default)
From: [personal profile] umbo
I'm so glad the surgery went mostly well, and that the tumor was super small. I hope you can go home today!


Date: 2017-09-02 03:52 pm (UTC)
innie_darling: (happy!)
From: [personal profile] innie_darling
Glad to hear from you, Actual! All the best for a speedy recovery!

Date: 2017-09-02 04:16 pm (UTC)
talitha78: (jillicons duckling on the wing)
From: [personal profile] talitha78
It's so good to see an update from you. I hope things keep improving!

Date: 2017-09-02 05:21 pm (UTC)
lilly_the_kid: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lilly_the_kid
I'm so glad it went well. I wish you a speedy recovery!

Date: 2017-09-02 05:45 pm (UTC)
batwrangler: Just for me. (Default)
From: [personal profile] batwrangler
I am so angry that they couldn't be bothered to treat your eye immediately because that would have been an easy way to radically improve your comfort. Also, bacon, in addition to being tasty and appetizing, is calolrically dense which is also a plus when you are not eating much. Love, hugs, and best wishes.

Date: 2017-09-02 06:35 pm (UTC)
aurumcalendula: gold, blue, orange, and purple shapes on a black background (Default)
From: [personal profile] aurumcalendula
It’s good to hear from you! I’m glad it went well!

Date: 2017-09-02 06:49 pm (UTC)
kerithwyn: hugs and/or groping (DinahBabs)
From: [personal profile] kerithwyn
Thinking of you and keeping hope for a quick recovery. <3

Date: 2017-09-02 07:33 pm (UTC)
sineala: Detail of The Unicorn in Captivity, from The Hunt of the Unicorn Tapestry (Default)
From: [personal profile] sineala
*hugs* I'm glad to hear it went well.

Date: 2017-09-02 10:02 pm (UTC)
mackiemesser: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mackiemesser
I'm very happy to hear that the surgery went well! That's good news!

Recovery is always the worst--you never realize how much you use parts of your body until you can't/they hurt and then it's the only thing that matters...I have an extensive rant on how human bodies are Not Well Made.


Date: 2017-09-02 10:48 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] silk_knickers
Glad to hear that things are trending upward for you, and hoping that continues apace!

Date: 2017-09-03 12:33 am (UTC)
kass: white cat; "kass" (Default)
From: [personal profile] kass
I'm so glad you ate some bacon and I hope it was yummy.

I send lots and lots of love from my House of Kitten.

Date: 2017-09-03 01:10 am (UTC)
dariaw: (Default)
From: [personal profile] dariaw
*Many hugs*

I'm glad it sounds like it went as well as it could for now, but I'm sorry you're dealing with all the frustrations that must make the whole thing worse.

*Good thoughts your way*

Date: 2017-09-03 04:51 pm (UTC)
anoel: anoel lioness (anoel lioness)
From: [personal profile] anoel
Good to hear from you and glad the surgery went well! I hope the pain gets better <3

Hope you get to go home soon *hugs*

Date: 2017-09-03 08:16 pm (UTC)
roga: coffee mug with chocolate cubes (Default)
From: [personal profile] roga
Oh god the eye sounds awful! And you are so impressive for braving the mobile interface to post.

I hope the recovery goes as smoothly and quickly as possible <3

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