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Wednesday, February 01, 2006

OD surgery

Nashville Tennessee is considered by some to be the country music capitol of the world. Discounting a long ago trip to Opryland – I finally made it to Nashville! But it was not to sing or even play a guitar – not that I do either of these things well – and one of them not at all.

My spice and I traveled to the home of OD (older daughter) in Cookeville Tennessee and the trip was mostly uneventful - only one near collision. A plethora of drivers in route were upset that they were not the only ones on the road. Despite all they could do, we arrived safely in the PM of Tuesday.

The purpose of the trip was to help OD with child care and recovery from surgery on or about her rotator cuff. Wednesday AM came very early (4:15am) and we dressed and left at 5am to go to the Centennial Surgery Center in Nashville.

The drive duration was about an hour and a quarter and the whole trip was made in darkness. As we neared downtown, the traffic increased dramatically with many folks fighting to get to jobs they possibly don’t like very much. Plenty of stars were available for viewing – but I think it was too early for the singing ones.

We arrived and checked her into the center, filling out much paper work – in our “paperless” environment. An hour or so later they took OD back to get her ready for the knife – except in this case it was of the arthroscopic type. By the time they called me back, they had her almost in la-la land. They took her back to surgery-land, wherever that was – and I went back to the difficult job of waiting in waiting-land.

About half past ten they advised me that she came through the procedure well and was in recovery. Later I was escorted back to find OD awake and reasonably alert. The nurse then de-tubed her, got her dressed and wheeled her down to the entrance to meet me at the van. We fought our way out of town through the traffic and aimed the van toward its home garage, arriving there about 2pm.

With this initial phase behind her, OD now has much recovery rehab ahead, but now she is at least able to see the “light at the end of the tunnel” and will be able to play with her young ones without pain.

Praise God for a safe trip and for bringing OD safely through the surgery. ec


Blogger Bonita said...

I wish her well, and I know she is glad you are there to help with the kids.

I've had rotator cuff problems, and they can be quite debilitating.

2/01/2006 06:17:00 PM  
Blogger mreddie said...

bonita - The surgeon indicated that the problem was repaired, but rehab remains, takes time. ec

2/01/2006 09:05:00 PM  
Blogger Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

I'm gald the surgery went well. Rehab can be a long process. My prayer are uplifted.

2/01/2006 09:42:00 PM  
Blogger The MacBean Gene said...

Will keep her in our prayers for a speedy rehab. Don't ya' just hate city driving?

2/01/2006 10:10:00 PM  
Blogger madcapmum said...

I'm glad it went alright, and you made it through the crazy streets. Hope her recovery is quick.

2/01/2006 11:40:00 PM  
Blogger adannells said...

I am glad everything went well. I hope she recovers quickly! My mom had hip surgery last year and it was a slow recovery, but she made it. I will be praying for your daughter! :)

P.S. I liked your comment about chocolate antlers on the mousse! :)

2/02/2006 12:02:00 AM  
Blogger Lis said...

Ouch! I tore my rotator cuff last summer. It was a "special kinda pain."
I wish her well and may God continue to bless her with a speedy recovery!

2/02/2006 12:21:00 AM  
Blogger Merle said...

Mr Eddie ~~ Glad to hear you survived that trip and your daughter's surgery went well. They
don't keep people in hospital long
these days do they? Hope the rehab goes well for her.
Thanks for your words on my blog
and yes I am proud of my kids. We are all a bit that way.

2/02/2006 05:03:00 AM  
Blogger Peter said...

It's always good to hear of a good outcome.

2/02/2006 08:40:00 AM  
Blogger JunieRose2005 said...

Let me add my best wishes, too. Mreddie!

Hope all continues to go well for your daughter.


2/02/2006 08:44:00 AM  
Blogger mreddie said...

SSN - Thanks - the surgery was yesterday and guess when the rehab starts - today!

TMG - Thanks - I wouldn't want to live in Atlanta because of the traffic and now I've added Nashville to that list.

MCM - They seemed to think recovery would be fairly quick - thanks.

adannells - Her little one will be hoping for quick recovery as well, she can't pick him up just yet. Thanks for your prayers.

lis - We who have 'been there, done that' can especially "feel her pain" - my surgery for that was in '03. :) Thanks for your blessing.

merle - You're right, they get them right on out the door. As soon as she could 'make her water', we were out of there. :)

peter - Bad situation, good outcome - the best kind.

junierose - Thanks for your wishes June, my spice and I are here until we can get her up and about again. ec

2/02/2006 09:24:00 AM  
Blogger Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

That’s fast entry in to rehab!

2/02/2006 04:54:00 PM  
Blogger mreddie said...

SSN - That is probably because there are no internal stitches, only gouging, scraping, grinding and probing. :) ec

2/02/2006 06:26:00 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Hope your daughter makes a full recovery :)

2/02/2006 08:54:00 PM  
Blogger mreddie said...

michelle - Thanks, she seems to be past the worst part. ec

2/02/2006 11:42:00 PM  

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