Update

Well I am popping in to say that surgery went well. It was just as the doctor predicted. My inner nerve was severed as well as my upper most flexor tendon.  Both were repaired and now I am casted and on heavy pain medication. Keith has been waking me up every 4 hours, as directed, to deliver more pain meds. I am in a foam contraption that keep my arm elevated for the next 48 straight hours to help with swelling. I am in a lot of pain so I am going to keep this short and will come back later with more updates. But for now know that surgery went well and I am just managing the pain.

I also want to say thanks to everyone who sent cards, emails and sweet comments. And to Kenny, Danielle, Janet and Hilary for all taking days and bringing me and Keith food this week. You guys are awesome! We sincerely appreciate it. Poor Keith has definitely been affected too…missing work, taking care of everything. To all of Keith’s clients: THANK YOU for being so flexible!

This is the foam contraption keeping my hand elevated. Keith is calling it my cheese head.

My hand with my thumb sticking out.

The pain medication is starting to kick in so I am going to go back to sleep. The meds make me dizzy and nauseous but thankfully they also knock me out cold. My Dad is coming over later and he offered to type me a post…what a guy. So more later….

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46 Responses

  1. I am so happy to hear everything went well. I hope you are as ok as you can be in this situation. You are on your way to recovery now!! Lots of hugs!!

    • And I want to say hi to your dad! Great that he is coming to help and take care of you. After my last surgery my dad red a book for me while I was in bed and too weak to even hold a book.

  2. I’m glad things went well Kelly. Get well soon!

    What a dad!!

  3. Ohhh! I’m sorry you are in pain and having to go through all this. I was wondering when you were going to have the surgery since I was out of town and couldn’t get an update. I’m glad to hear it went well and I’ll be praying for a fast recovery for you.

  4. Glad it went well girl. Thinking of you!

  5. Thank you for the update. You have not left my thoughts. I am so glad that surgery went well and the pain meds are doing their job. I hope you are able to find a comfortable spot and rest, rest, rest.

  6. Glad to hear that all went as expected. I am wishing you many pain-free moments. You will get through this!

  7. Glad the surgery went well and hope you keep up on those meds! Feel better soon!!

  8. Glad surgery went well :) Rest up Kelly!

  9. Hey there! Very good news to hear your surgery went well. I am praying for your quick recovery and for your hand to heal perfectly. Rest and try to make the best of this ‘down time’. You will be back to full-speed before you know it:) Take care Kelly. I really enjoy knowing you through your blog. You are an inspiration (and I am not even a runner) sshhhh…don’t tell anyone;)

  10. Kelly, I am so sorry you have to go through this, but I am glad you are on the healing path now. I hope you get some good rest today.

  11. One less day to worry about now Kelly – it’s all downhill from here – the countdown. “Cheese-hand”! – priceless!

    That is so neat about your Dad – wow – my blog is too embarassing and noone would understand – it’s nice that your family appreciates what you do and don’t see it as a “waste of time”.

  12. By the way, I’m trying to conceptualize that as a hand – I keep thinking it’s your foot!!

  13. Feel better soon!

  14. I’m so glad surgery went well!! I’m thinking about you!

  15. So glad everything went well. Take it easy and rest up! We’ll understand if you don’t get around to posting. I’m praying for a speedy recovery for you!

  16. You have such a great support team around you! I hope the next few days go quickly for you so that you can start moving around and such once again! :)

    Enjoy the meds…. he he he

  17. So glad that it went well! It sounds like you have a great group of people to support you!

  18. kelly, i’m so glad you made it through! praying for you my dear friend!

  19. Glad to hear the surgery went well! Now rest up so you can get better quickly!

  20. So glad the surgery went well now just rest and take it easy girl. We’ll all be here when you get back!!!

  21. I took a little blogging hiatus and came back to find you coming out of surgery! You poor thing. I’m glad the surgery went well and that youhave a doting husband to take care of you. Take it easy and get some rest :)

  22. The fact that you are coherent enough for this update is amazing. Please rest up. I am sending loads of love. Glad you are in great hands.

  23. I hope you have a speedy recovery.

  24. I’m so happy the surgery went well! Take care of yourself. :)

  25. So glad that surgery went well!! Best wishes for a smooth recovery!! :)

  26. I’m glad to hear surgery went well Kelly! Remember today is now the 2nd day of recovery! Hang in there!

  27. Rest up and get well soon!! What a wonderful husband you have – he is taking such good care of you.

  28. Good luck to you! Get some rest and you’ll be feeling better in no time!

  29. So glad it went well! You’re still in my thoughts and prayers as you recover. :)

  30. Glad it went well!! Keith is a total rockstar for taking such good care of you! :)

  31. glad you survived. get well soon.

  32. I was thinking of you all day yesterday Kelly and I’m so glad to hear that things went well! Keith gets SO many gold stars for being a fabulous husband!

  33. Like Madeline, I was thinking of you all morning and afternoon and kept checking my reader to see if you posted an update. I’m so happy things went well, and that things are only gonig to go up from here!

  34. Such a sweet husband! I hope you feel better soon!

  35. Even the pictures of your bandaged arm and little thumb kinda make me queasy. I am such a wimp about surgeries! I hope you can sleep off all of the gross effects from the meds. Stay positive!

  36. *HUGS* seeing your post and the photos is giving me flashbacks. I totally feel for you.

    That’s the same block o’cheese I had, except mine was blue. I had the same reaction to the meds, it’s a good thing they knocked me out, because the other feelings were not good.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you during your recovery.

  37. :-( awww…thinking about you! Hope you’reholding up OK! I was wondering about the elevation issue…and now I see. Take care, girlie!

  38. stay strong girl. I know this is tough – wish I could pack up and hug and send it your way!! ((hugs))

  39. Aww I just wanna stop by and let you know I am thinking about you! <3

  40. I’m so happy to hear everything went well! You’re so lucky to have amazing friends and family to take care of you. I know it’s hard to rely on others, but milk it girl! They want to help!

  41. My mom had wrist surgery and she had a “cheese” too. Except hers was pink. Your cheese is better.

  42. Glad to know that the surgery went well. You hang in there girl! I know it must be tough dealing with the pain. But you and your husband are definitely in my prayers!

  43. Glad to hear the surgery went well :)

  44. What a pain, both literally and figuratively! I hope you recover fast.

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