Monday, October 22, 2007

Knee Surgery A Success

I had my surgery bright and early Saturday morning. It was quite an experience. The first interesting thing was the epidural I had! I was numb from the middle of my ribs to my toes. In the middle of the surgery I was having a little bit of trouble breathing because my lungs were a little numb. The body is amazing because as soon as he finished and took out the scope my breathing returned to normal. Even though I couldn't feel anything my body knew there shouldn't be anything inside it! I think it also helped that I was listening to some very good Christian music.

I was actually able to watch the whole surgery minus the cutting and stitching up at the end. The scope had a camera on the end so I watched it all through a TV! I was able to see inside my knee and all the intricate details. God sure did an amazing work when He created us!! I am on my way to a full recovery. I will have to bee in the hospital for 5 days total. I know if I were in the US I would be home already but things are very different here. Also the cost is much cheaper here is even after staying for 5 days it will be maybe 1/4 of the cost.

Two of my 17 visitors! Megan and Alissa are some of my crazy co-workers.

I am able to have some fun though. Yesterday I had 17 visitors. I think that might be a record somewhere! I have a few pictures of my first set of visitors. Some of my friends who I teach with came to visit. I don't have pictures of all of my brothers and sisters from my church. My pastor took many pictures but I don't have the link yet. I will update when I get the link. It was so much fun. I had a walker yesterday so they were doing acrobatics with it. Then we had two dance minors so we had some dancing time. My Korean teacher said it was the strangest hospital visit she has ever been on, because we were singing, dancing and taking pictures.

Something else very different about Korean hospitals is that if patients are able they can leave the hospital. So I went for a walk today over to 7-Eleven because I really wanted some Coke and chocolate! It was so strange to be outside with my IV and everything, but "when in Korea, do as the Koreans do!"

Thank you all for your prayers. I will keep you updated on my recovery!


TwoMuths said...

I'm so glad your surgery was a success! You are so brave to watch the surgery. YIKES! Thanks for sharing the fun things about the Korean hospital. I had quite the giggle!

Jon and Lacey said...

Glad your surgery went well! It would have been fun to see you walk into a 7-11 with an IV :)

Abby Sokul Turner said...

Glad taht things went well with your surgery! I think that's hilarious you got to leave the hospital for your chocolate and Coke fix! What a sight that must have been :-)

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