Next thing I knew, I was awake in the recovery room with a numb face and a sore throat. I felt a little queasy but I never got sick...they put a nausea patch behind my ear before surgery. I swear, as soon as I woke up, they almost immediately had me sit up in a chair and went to get Juan so he could help me get dressed. I was soooo dizzy...I just wanted to go back to sleep. Next thing I knew, I was dressed and Juan was off to get our car. A few moments later, the nurse put me in a wheel chair and we met Juan outside and off we went, to recover at home. It was the longest drive EVER...it was an awful feeling. I was woozy, dizzy, in some pain. I just wanted to get home and into bed!!! 25 minutes later (which felt like an eternity), and we were home. Aiden, thankfully, was still napping and my mom and Juan helped me into my bedroom and got me all comfy. I took some Advil and wrote some notes....I couldn't talk much at all. My tongue was swollen, my mouth was swollen, and my throat was sore. UGHHHH! Soon, I was drifting in and out of sleep. It wasn't until about 10:30 pm that evening till I woke up and was kind of alert. Aiden saw me for the first time and it was so cute! He looked at me and tilted his head, all concerned. He tried to touch my face and the bandages, then he took a piece of tissue paper and draped it across his chin...just like mama. Then it was like nothing was wrong. He was glad to have mama there with him.
^ Evening Following My Genioplasty ~ May 27, 2011
|Memorial Day 2011|