Thursday, July 10, 2008

Saying good bye to some old friends


Here is a group shot of some of dearest friends from the last week that I will no longer need. To my liquid Vicodin, you gave me comfort all through the day as well as that "fuzzy" feeling that can't be replaced. However, I no longer need you and you have now been replaced by children's Motrin (which tastes a heck of a lot better). To my baby nose sucker, you freed my mouth from all the drool that was just too much for me to swallow. Now that I'm able to chug water like its going out of style, I have no use for you. To my catheter/syringe apparatus, you've been with me since the beginning. You made it possible to squirt food, medicine, water, etc to that little nook all the way back in my mouth without making a complete mess on my face. Its sad to say, but I can now drink out of a glass and I only use the syringe for really thick "food." Oh, I can't forget my prescription mouthwash. You made my mouth feel as clean as possible when I wasn't able to brush more than my front teeth for almost a week. How I will miss you. You have all made my recovery much better but it is time to move on. Now if I could only get rid of that nasty pink antibiotic!

5 comments:

Michelle Verges said...

Yay!! Congrats on saying goodbye to those buddies. That's a step in the right direction. I've been managing my pain with Tylenol, but I may just switch to aspirin soon.

I do not miss taking those drugs and having that fuzzy feeling all day! It's good to start getting back to the old self without all those drugs.

:0)
M

cookieyum said...

I was reading some of your older posts, did you end up using Arnica, for the swelling? A co-worker of mine who had brest cancer surgery, said her plastic surgeon suggested that she take it for 2 wks before surgery. My Daughter Kelley (Kam) is having surgery in 2 wks.

Rachel said...

No, I talked to my nutrition lady and she told me that the only thing I should take is Glutamine (a tasteless powder you can mix in any kind of drink) everyday for a couple of days before surgery and then after. It speeds up healing. I also ate really clean and healthy prior to surgery. I think diet has a lot to do with it.

UncleBruce said...

Man, do I need to talk to Clay....

Kiwikaren said...

Such a cool post!

Great you're now able to say goodbye to those old friends and continue healing and moving forward!

Congrats!!!