About three weeks ago I told how I sprained my knee at the park (“The Irreplaceable Woman”). My “sprain” turned out to be an irreparable torn meniscus. It had to be surgically removed. I was upset, but there was no other option.
However, I was soon to realize, when you are a mom, a day of surgery is quite the marvelous day.
Here is how it goes:
🙂 After giving birth to two children, I am not nervous in the least to be knocked out while someone operates on me.
😉 I am actually getting pretty excited for this 9AM nap time.
😛 The anesthesiologist enters, God bless him, and sends me into the most glorious nap of my life.
😀 I wake up a few hours later in pain, but the kind nurse gives me a wonderful dose of morphine and I sleep a long time more.
I offer my kids a nice nap every day. This is the look I get:
🙂 Next, I am waited on hand and foot.
😉 “Can I bring you something to drink?” the nurse asks. “What would you like to eat?”
😀 “Oh and let me adjust your pillows for you. . . And here are some warm blankets. . . Let me drape this one over your shoulders for you.”
🙂 I incessantly thank this angel sent from God.
😉 She brings me some more glorious painkillers, and I feel all warm and happy inside.
😀 I also have warm gushy feelings for my husband who is smiling at me. . . Too bad for his sake I am still incapable of really moving much.
🙂 It’s okay. I will send him my love across the room. He can sense it I’m sure.
😛 It is finally time for me to go.
😀 I refrain myself from grabbing the nurse’s leg and begging her to let me stay with her.
😉 I was happy the nurse took my purple hair net off my head before my husband came into the room.
😛 He did see the XX-large purple hospital gown but was kind enough not to comment. . . true love.
😉 Good thing I’m already married too, because the anesthesiologist did see the hair net, and let’s just say he was not an ugly man.
🙂 Arriving home to sweet hugs from my babes, I am soon laying on freshly washed sheets and blankets–I love you dear mother in law, even though you constantly put my own housework to shame.
😀 I prop up my leg and feel myself once again slip away into the marvelous world of rest.
🙂 My surgery went good, the pain meds are high, and I get to spend the rest of this day sleeping and eating, lounging around with my kids, and doing no housework, whatsoever.
🙂 Yes, surgery definitely carries its share of perks when you are a mom.