LUVLY LAURA spent the last three days in the hospital for a laparoscopic abdominal surgery. The doctor assured us there would be minimal pain. Doctors, even the ones who are really nice guys, lie… did you know that?
A laparoscopy requires that your abdomen be pumped full of gas to keep everything from just pressing on everything else while they’re operating… and them with no hands in there to hold stuff apart. The gas stretches the abdominal muscles beyond their normal extent (a LOT beyond), and that hurts… for DAYS.
The surgery was successful, but might fail (something about some esoteric scientific concept called “gravity” fighting the surgeon), and we may, therefore, have to go thru a full-open abdominal surgery. Women are built funny, and I don’t mean “ha-ha” funny, and once things start to go south (pun intended) a colostomy is not out of the question. There’s one more possibility before that, but…
So, for now we wait. It’s all we can do. She should be out of the pain window by Monday, and back to her ‘normal’ life. Meanwhile, I get to be a nurse again.