Friday, October 19, 2012

Healing at Home

I got to come home on Tuesday! Best day ever. It actually wasn't that good of a day, I was sick and sore and not feeling very well, but I'd much rather feel like that at home than in the hospital!
Leaving the hospital
It has taken me a long time to write a post about everything because I don't really have anything great to say about the hospital stay. It sucked. Being in the hospital sucks. It is miserable and uncomfortable and noisy. Yeah, the nurses are all super nice and they'd do anything for you. They try to make the stay as good as possible. But its just not fun. What was fun though was when my mom's dog Gizmo got to come visit me! He was a wuss and all nervous and weird being in the hospital but it was fun to have him come anyway.

Before I left, I also drew a picture for my friend Jennifer who got surgery the same day as me. She was two doors down. I thought we'd see a lot more of each other in the hospital but we both laid in bed too much instead haha.

I am so happy being at home in my own bed, on my own couch, with no one waking me up every 4 hours to check my blood pressure and heart rate. No more beeping IV bags saying "infusion complete". No more beautiful hospital gown. No more waking up at 5am to the prick of a needle so they can run blood tests on you (every single morning!). However, I did make it out of the hospital without having to get a bloody NG tube shoved down my nose and throat!!!!! That was the absolute best part of this surgery :)

I can't wait to get my puppy!! It seems like that is all I think about and everyone keeps asking me about it. I think we're going to pick him up next Saturday. He'll be almost 7 weeks old by then. He is soooo cute. Yesterday we went to visit him and it made me so happy. Then we bought him some puppy food and the cutest little Halloween Frankenstein sweater :) he he he. We also got him some shampoo cuz man he stinks! He's living in a barn with a bunch of other dogs right now so the first thing that's happening when he gets home is a bath.

Anyway, I am healing up nicely. Today I got my staples out! YES. I hated those things. Not only did they look hideous, but I feel so much better without them in. I am still sore and move around slowly, but I am not in a lot of pain. I finally was able to eat a decent amount of food Wednesday, and today I am eating pretty good. In all, I feel pretty good, but I can't wait until I can move around with no limitations. It is definitely harder coming out of this second surgery, last time was easier to go with the flow and not be so antsy and frustrated. I know I'll be better in no time though! Hopefully next week I can move around and not be sore every time I try to bend over or stretch my tummy.


  1. You go girl. Keep healing and doing so well. Prayers still with you and Sterling. Love you.
    Kelly Bowyer :O)

  2. Glad you get to be home. Your puppy is darling! Love you!

  3. Kalina, you don't know me, but I was in your family's ward for a couple of years shortly after my girls were born and when you were still in high school. I remember hearing what a wonderful runner you are! Anyway, I stumbled onto your blog from a friend's Facebook post, and I just have to say how incredible I think you are! Your positivity is amazing and you have an incredible spirit! Thank you for sharing your experiences - you are a talented writer. Hope you continue to heal soon!

    Amy Bodell :)


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