I got back home from hospital Tuesday afternoon at the end of a six day stay. My daughter Shirley took me down to the hospital, stayed at my house overnight and came back the next day, then came down to bring me home and stayed overnight to make sure I was safe. Despite me being " an older woman" I healed at the expected rate with no unexpected complications. I was so glad to get home to my own bed!
The operation to clip the aneurysm has been deemed a great success. When they said I would have a headache for two weeks I wasn't thinking of a face ache but that is what I have but simple analgesics help with the pain so it is not unbearable. I must say I am pretty pleased myself with the progress I have made in the eight days since the operation. I know "time heals all wounds" but we still have to go through it "one day at a time". And pain is pain.
I am thankful for all the prayers throughout the months before the operation, during the time I was in hospital and that are still ongoing for my recovery. I just wanted to let you all know that our prayers were answered and that apart from heavy bruising and a little pain and discomfort I am just fine. Walking , talking and commenting on the world around me. I will have a slightly different face shape as the operation necessitated a slight cut to one of the upper facial muscles but that is a small price to pay.
I went to my own doctor today to have the staples removed but unfortunately he could not take them all out, further healing is needed so we will try again on Monday. I am still bruised so am not going out in public for a little while. I will not be allowed to drive until the neurosurgeon checks me out in early September but friends are wanting already for me to go for drives, out to morning tea etc. Really it is too early yet for me to want to do that.
On a woman's level I have a slight problem, one of the doctors cut off a small amount of hair above my eyebrows so I guess a new hairstyle might be on the way in the future. Despite everything I am pleased that the operation went off so well. I had a ticking time bomb in the shape of an aneurysm and now that threat is gone. My life has a future again.