Aneurysm procedure was a success!!

First and formost I would like to thank everyone from the bottom of my heart for thier concern, prayers and encouragement. Last Tuesday under general anesthesia my doctors went through the main artery in my groin and placed a coil made of platinum into the aneureysm in my brain. According to the doctors it was a success with 98% of the aneurysm filled thus considered a cure as far as they are concerned. Side effects were pretty severe as I had excrutiating headaches for about 3 days afterwards. They put me on Vicodene as the codene was not working. I ended up with a terrible side effect from taking too much vicodene which has now been corrected and I'm feeling great! I'm back at work and seem to be doing well. Immediatly after surgery I came down with a severe case of the chills and it took a few hours to warm me up. Other than that and the headaches I have had no other side effects. I think I had a better time of it than my sister and my boyfriend did. Upon hearing I was out of surgery and ok my sister was so keyed up she just started crying and couldn't stop. I think they boyfriend may have cried a bit himself. The day I went into the hospital my puppy apparently was a little sick and ended up messing his cage totally up. The boyfriend got home and took the puppy's crate outside and hosed it down, as well as the dog. Well, the boyfriend never put the dog back in his crate that night and let him have the run of the house. well....next morning the dog had mad major potty messes in the living room as well as the lower level and also chewed up whatever he could find including one of the leather couches in the living room Boyfriend had to come pick me up at the hospital so he left everything as is. He must have called my sister because by the time we got home she had cleaned up everything and had shampooed my carpets and washed the basement floor. I'm a very lucky person to have so many people around me who care. Especially you guys. My boyfriend has been taking total care of me the whole week from getting my prescription to making meals and doing the dishes and taking care of the animals. Even when he slammed his finger in the car door he still took care of me. Anyway, I'm alive and doing great and am so thankful for everyone I have in my life!
By the way sugars are a little out of wack but I'm getting them back into control. Thanks again to all of you!


Kathy

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Comment by Robyn on August 31, 2009 at 10:49am
I am so happy that all went well and you are okay!
XXRobyn
Comment by Nancy on August 31, 2009 at 10:57am
God is still in the miracle business. Give Him glory. Glad you recovered so quickly!!!
Comment by Lou on August 31, 2009 at 11:15am
FAB-U-LOUS!!! I am so pleased x x x
Comment by Leticia on August 31, 2009 at 11:17am
Welcome Back... 98% Cured..That is awesome.. And any guy that washes dishes and cleans pooo is a keeper in my book...lol And Thank God for sisters... I am so glad to see you posting again...talk to you later..God Bless
Comment by nel on August 31, 2009 at 12:18pm
Kathy .....you are an inspiration ...carry on , one day at the time .
Comment by FatCatAnna on August 31, 2009 at 1:13pm
Wow Cathy! Awesome news to be reading here!! You've got me smiling away here with what your boyfriend went thru' - he sounds like a real keeper (tell him I said so!!!).
Comment by Gerri on August 31, 2009 at 4:54pm
Doing the happy dance for you! Wonderful news.

You've got a wonderful sister & boyfriend. Kiss that puppy for me.
Comment by Terrie on August 31, 2009 at 6:06pm
Great to see you back here Kathy. :) That must have been soo scary for you and your Family. I'm pleased that you came through the procedure okay(except for the headaches). It's just Amazing what the Medical Professionals can accomplish and what our bodies can endure.

Ha! Aside from the poop and chewing your belongings up, I'm sure that your Puppy brings much joy and love to your heart. Good Pets are Great therapy. Your sugars will be back to normal soon, I'm sure. Good for you!
Comment by Teena on August 31, 2009 at 11:49pm
Oh Kathy, so so happy to hear from you. Im glad youre doing fine. God really does works in wondrous ways. Now be strong and take care. Your boyfriend is a wonderful man.

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