My brother-in-law was sent home Friday from hospital!  ukhosp2

Do you remember the olden days when, after having surgery, you knew you were going to stay in the hospital for at least a week?  Over the years this has changed.  The super-bugs and antibiotic-resistant infections out there have made it, almost, a necessity to get in and out.  There are also studies showing the healing factor appears to increase when patients recover at home.  Still, being without doctors, nurses, and hospital staff and equipment does make me a little nervous.  There is a good-sized section of my brain that says “what if” and, believe me, it can come up with a lot of “what ifs” that could happen.  Many of them are plausible and some of them not-so-much.  On the whole, his being home is remarkable after such a major operation.

When I saw him yesterday he was sitting up in a chair, talking strong, and even making some jokes.  He was also watching some TV and dozing in and out.  He is looking forward to watching the Kentucky Wildcats play basketball tomorrow and routing for another victory.

I have had several pretty serious operations myself, and have sat with others who have had equally difficult surgeries and I can say “Mountain Man” came through his operation with not only “flying colors” but with strength and greatest hopes.  This is not saying he wasn’t nervous before going under anesthesia – he was nervous.  He should have been nervous; however, he handled it well mentally and emotionally better than most I have seen.  Even me.  Mountain Man is also handling the pain well and planning on when he is going to church and how he is going to get there.  🙂


About Henrietta Handy

I have returned home to the mountains. No more am I "a mountain-girl far from home." Diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at 2 1/2, I understand pain, fatigue, laughter, joy, and love all while on crutches and in wheelchairs. This blog is just about me, mostly the writing side, but there are forays into so many different topics. I am married to a wonderful husband who puts up with my writing, knitting, yarn, with the love of a saint. We have fur babies, and one cat who rules us all.
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1 Response to News!

  1. I’m so glad that he is home. Try not to worry about the what ifs. Easy for me to say right. I do feel like recovery is better at home but I don’t like that people get shoo”ed out. Hang in the KMG, I think ya’ll have someone watching over you.


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