Monday, May 10, 2010

Livin' the Wound Vac Free Life

That's right, suckas, I ditched that wound vac like whoa today. It feels sooooooooooo good. Do you know how much easier it is to do stuff without dragging a wound vac around? Way easier. My butt isn't pokey. I can get up and down and it's not a big deal.

I still have a wound in my ass that needs to be packed with gauze twice a day. Since there's still drainage, I have to wear a pad. I don't feel too terrible about this because I love my cloth pads. But I can shower every day, I can take a bath if I want. I don't smell like wound. Life got significantly better today.

The surgeon was awesome as usual. He answered all our questions and supports our decision to stop the wound vac. He thinks it might take 4-6 more months for the wound to heal, but he's confident that it will. The wound nurses were also awesome as usual. They suggested I should go see them in ten days so they can check the wound out to make sure things are going well. I hadn't thought to ask about that, but it's good for my peace of mind. When we were saying goodbye to the nurses, I cried. I'm going to miss seeing them and talking to them. They have been so supportive and kind to me, and to my kids. They really made this whole experience easier.

More good news...the surgeon is going to remove my alien port on June 4th. Whoohooo! I wasn't sure he would want to do it because goodness knows he's a busy guy. He said he could do it in his office and he would give me a valium and a percoset, then numb the area. Otherwise he can have me sedated. Guess which one I picked, haha? Having someone cut into me while I'm awake? I don't think so. That is way too creepy for me. So sedation it is. I do feel a little silly for insisting on being sedated for a procedure that will most likely not take more than a handful of minutes. At this point in the game, I'm just so tired of everything I want it to be easy and painless.

This is really going to be done. Really.


  1. Oh Sheri, I am so excited for you!!! It all seems like a long time coming. You have been through so much! I can see a light at the end of this long tunnel!! I can't quit crying. My prayers, and my thoughts have been with you everyday. I think about you all the time. It is sooo good to see that my prayers are being answered. That God is there and he does really Care!!! I love you with all my heart! And I am Happy that you are really on the mend! Love Mom

  2. woo-hooooo! No more vac!!! What a relief, Sheri. I know that must be a huge weight off your shoulers.

    Yay for cloth pads too! They are so much mroe comfy. I can't believe I ever wore anything but them, but I didn for years. Yuck.

    Promise to e-mail you back. I didn't forget!

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