Yesterday morning was my reverse boob job. I’ll skip the suspense and fill you in on the fact that I made it out alive. Several of my bloggy friends emailed to wish me luck and find out if I kicked it or not. Thanks for checking in on me guys, I’m going to live to blog another day.

Jamie and I are currently holed up in the Hampton Inn while I recover. My parents are at the house with the kids so it seemed like the logical choice to come here. We have cable, Wifi and an ice machine at our disposal. It rocks. I’m treating this recovery like a mini vacation since nobody is screaming in my face and I have my own private butler/nurse (Jamie). The Vicodin doesn’t hurt either.

I don’t remember much about yesterday’s surgery since I was you know, asleep. I do remember being led into the operating room, all toasty and warm from the meds they gave me to relax. The anesthesiologist was kick ass, he happily hummed some tunes while they got everything setup. I asked him if he would be providing the day’s entertainment and he asked me what type of music I was into. I told him classic rock and he promptly put his iPod on the docking station and blasted George Thoroughgood’s “Bad To The Bone.” That’s the last thing I remember and then I was awake in recovery, fighting the urge to vomit.

The recovery room nurse was something else. All I wanted to do was close my eyes for two fucking seconds but she kept yelling at me, asking me what my pain level was and how I felt. Also, scanning me like I was a piece of produce. Jamie told me that she spent an entire hour scanning my wrist and scanning a pill bottle trying to link up the fact that she was going to give me a pain pill. Then she had to call in two reinforcements to help her figure out the scanning situation. She asked me when I’d be ready to go (it was outpatient surgery) and I said “RIGHT NOW, PLEASE.” I politely muttered something about just wanting to go home to my own bed to be left alone. She got the hint and basically tore my IV out of my hand and wheeled me to the car. I tried to be nice to the lady but man was she a moron. At least it wasn’t just me, Jamie later told me that he was about to tell her to back off before I snapped and killed her.

So here we are, living the life of luxury at the Hampton Inn. We’re going home tomorrow afternoon and I’ll be hiding in the bedroom for most of the next two weeks. Since I can’t lift the kids for at least two weeks, I’m going to limit my exposure to them and only come out when they’re seated in their high chairs or in the tub. We have a sitter coming every day and staying until bedtime so Jamie won’t be completely on his own. Although my boobs hurt, it’s nice to be able to just lay around and watch TV. This is probably the most relaxing vacation I’m going to have in awhile so I plan to enjoy it.


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  1. Stacy (the Random Cool Chick)

    SO GLAD to see you (sort of) up and around…great idea staying at the motel for another night to get some extra rest. And what a plan for the next 2 weeks!

    HA! I love that the anesthesiologist played ‘Bad To The Bone’ – awesome choice! 😉

    UGH! At that moronic nurse – obviously it’s a ‘high tech’ hospital what with the scanning. Hopefully she didn’t screw up and the scanned meds aren’t on the final bill forty-billion times…

    I had a moronic nurse in the recovery room my last surgery – as I was being wheeled into recovery, I woke up…she saw that my eyes were open and said “You’re not supposed to be awake already!!” then she grumbled under her breath and I said “I’d rather not be awake right now, thank you, so when can I go to my room?” She ‘processed’ me out of recovery pretty quick after that – at least the orderly that wheeled me to my room was nice (and sided with me about her being an idiot). 🙂

    BIG (gentle) HUGZ to you! Get some rest, willya? 🙂

    Stacy (the Random Cool Chick)s last blog post..Silly Saturday – Redneck Humor

  2. robin

    How did I not know you were having this done? 🙁
    So glad to hear that it all went well. Hope you are feeling better soon!

    robins last blog post..The Handmade’s Tale: Tree Artist

  3. Beth

    Take care of yourself and so glad you are going to be alright!

    Beths last blog post..The Joys of Working Full-Time Again

  4. jenni

    wow, vicodin and a two day stay in a hotel sans kids? sign me up for some surgery.

    seriously, glad you are on the mend.

    jennis last blog post..Motherhood Can Be Lonely

  5. Michele

    glad to hear that all went well if even the nurse was a Nazi. Very wise idea to get someone to help out during the day. Keep in touch.

    Micheles last blog post..Avocado Egg Rolls with Cilantro Dipping Sauce – Friday Foodie

  6. Zip n Tizzy

    Sounds like you are doing things right!
    Hope you have a smooth and easy recovery.
    I think they specifically hire discharge nurses to drive you nuts so you won’t lament the fact that they kick you out the minute they put down the scalpel.

  7. Kyooty

    Gentle non-squishy (good thing they are virtual) hugs! I felt the smae thing, they get you to out to the “recovery” area and it’s all “here’s your hat and there’s the door” so they can wheel in the next sleepy customer. I find that anesthesiologists seem to care the most in all the surgeries I’ve had done. Happy healing and will you get to hve room service too? 🙂

    Kyootys last blog post..Friday Night, so VGNO!

  8. Amber

    SHIT!!! K, I’ve been out of the bloggy loop for a while. I haven’t forgotten about you and now I’m feeling even more guilty for not checking in on you because it appears as though you’ve had surgery! I haven’t read this post yet but I will. I saw the one with Elliot making Harley look like a babbling dufass. She must be a savant or something!!

    I’m off to work but I’ll get all caught up on you tomorrow! Sending you my hugs…not too tight, though!

    Ambers last blog post..Warning: Lame Post Ahead

  9. Pseudo

    I did not realize you were having surgery. Sorry about the shitty nurse, but hope you are relaxing now.

    Pseudos last blog post..Introducing Travel Tip Thursdays

  10. anymommy

    I’m so glad you have everything arranged so you can get some rest. Enjoy it, (as much as you can with the pain), don’t push. Thinking of you.

    anymommys last blog post..A Friend Indeed

  11. sherendipity

    gah. i go away for a while and you go and give away your boobs. too bad we couldn’t sell them. or RECYCLE them!!
    i want to go to the store and buy a coffee table made solely out of recycled bewbs.

  12. Stimey

    I’m glad you’re doing well. Enjoy your “vacation!” You’ve earned it!

    Stimeys last blog post..CSSS*: Week 4—Sports Week

  13. Sprite's Keeper

    Oh, I heart you!
    I’m so glad you’re on the mend and this forced vacation should definitely give you some room for relaxation when normally you would have two adorable cherubs both trying to scale your body from the knees and kill each other while doing it.
    You’re linked on the most recent Cycle since
    1. this could be considered a big break from routine
    2. there is no Spin Cycle this week. It’s on vacation.
    Those better be some good drugs…

    Sprite’s Keepers last blog post..Spin Cycle: The Same Old Same Old

  14. FoN

    You know, this whole surgery thing doesn’t sound half bad. I have a big ass, maybe I can get that lopped off?

    FoNs last blog post..I hope you have sand in your crack

  15. Keely

    It’s too bad you had to get cut to get a vacation but hey, enjoy it! I’m glad everything (well, most things) went well. Also, glad that your typing apparatuses weren’t affected.

  16. Captain Dumbass

    Enjoy your Vication.

    I was going to make a joke about what I could cut off to get two weeks off, but I knew you would tell me.

    Captain Dumbasss last blog post..Could You Just, I Don’t Know, Climb Into My Mouth?

  17. mrsbear

    Again, I’m so relieved you pulled through. I don’t have a single thing to wear to a bloggy funeral. 😛

    It’s gonna be tough staying away from your little monkeys but luckily you’ve got some help. I’d offer to watch them for you, but then you’d have to put up with me and the four additional children I’ve got attached to me at any given moment, and I’m pretty sure it would interfere somewhat with your recovery time.

    Actually, I’m considering some elective surgery myself, it sounds quite relaxing. 😉

    mrsbears last blog post..Getting Back On

  18. Cara

    Glad you made it through alright! Still holding a tiny grudge b/c you didn’t offer me the excess, but I think I’ll survive. So I imagine laying in bed watching TV is much more enjoyable now that you don’t have to try to peer over your own set of Rocky Mountains 😀

  19. K

    Glad the surgery went okay. And I hope you’re really happy with the results.

    And definitely enjoy the lying around as much as possible.

    Ks last blog post..The Gender Question

  20. ck

    So if I decide to have the opposite done, would that also require 2 weeks of limited child exposure? Hmmmmm…

    (Glad you’re recovering nicely. You so deserve it.)

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  21. Sandie

    Glad you made it out alive! Enjoy your “vacation.”

    Sandies last blog post..Fun at the beach

  22. Lisa (jonnysmommy)

    Just take it easy. It will take time for it all to heal. I’m sure you will, though. Listen to me, I’m like your second mom or something. What the heck? I dunno…just felt the need to give you advice since I can’t be down there to get you water and help take care of the kids and fluff your pillows and . . . anyhow…feel better soon! Well, you know as soon as you can. As soon as your recovery allows.

    OK. I’m stopping now.

    (Don’t overdue. OK. No. Seriously. I’m done)

    (And take your pain killers a little before the deadline so you stay on top of that pain. OK. Crap. I’ll stop. Now. NOW!).

    Lisa (jonnysmommy)s last blog post..My dad is Mark Martin. . . er. . . sort of.

  23. Cape Cod Gal

    Glad you are okay from the surgery.

    Now, that we’ve gotten that out of the way we need to address the subject of where your boob parts went and can I have them. We should have done a transplant!!!

    In all seriousness, I’m glad you’re okay.

    But, in the back of my mind I’m screaming “Why God, Why! Why would she give up boobs when there are people in this world that are starving for them”

    Now, I’m back to being concerned for you.

    Cape Cod Gals last blog post..Bare Neked Experiments

  24. Angie (a.k.a. miss jack)

    WOW!! I had NO idea you were having this done. But then again, why should have….I have been M.I.A for months. I have to say that I have been silently stalking your blog to see any pictures, but that’s about it. I also have to tell you that about three days ago I started to write you a comment on your post about your dead mother, but in the middle of a very lengthy comment my almost-3-year-old came along and somehow I lost it all!!!! At this moment I am not taking any chances so I’ve copied and paste this into Word. Anyway……hello! How are you? Long time, no see. I’ve been working hard on my blog to play catch up and I’ve started to stalk mrsbear again. I recently gave her site a visit and saw that she was in a blogging slump as well, so I left her a comment. Here’s what I wrote:

    “Hello old friend,
    If anyone knows what you are talking about it’s me. As you know I have been off the blogging map for quite some time. I am still trying to catch my family up with what has been going on around here. You know, when I started this blog, I did it with intention that only my family was going to see it. And then, sometime last year, I wanted to share and get a blogging family involved. And do you know what happened? My family hated it! They weren’t that into it. Quite frankly, even though I enjoyed it at first….I got to “meet” casey, stinky bee, you and sprite’s keeper….I just couldn’t keep up. My life is crazy busy as it is and I must have been nuts to think that I could have enough energy at the end of each day to write. So, I stopped. I stopped sharing with my family and I stopped sharing with all of you. Then after awhile I started to miss it. I don’t miss blogging every day. I miss blogging about my boys and sharing with people (mostly my family) what they’ve been up to. So, I went back as far as I ended my last post and started to play catch-up. And you know what? I’m happy again. I don’t have the pressure to post every day. I only blog about the kids again and what’s going on with us and I set my own pace. I check in with you guys when I can and I don’t feel bad not leaving comments. I still feel like I’m a part of your lives, but I don’t get too emotionally involved. So take care of you first and don’t worry about us here. We’re here….sometimes. If you get a chance…when you get a chance, check us out….we’ve got some really good news!”

    Well, Ms. Casey, I’ve really missed you guys and I am hoping to stop by once in awhile to say “hi.” Take care of you. And I’ll see you around the blogging water cooler.

    Angie (a.k.a. miss jack)s last blog post..A Luau Party for Yiayia and Papou

  25. Lin

    What??! A reverse boob job?? Did you save your left-overs for me?? I hope your boobies feel better soon.

    And yes, I hate those beastly nurses that keep asking what number pain you are having over and over again. The hell? I started screaming “I don’t know–pick a number, any number, lady!” Uh, she didn’t like that answer and I think she wrote down a 9 or something. So, she got the point.

    Get better soon, pally. And I love Elliot’s singing–I keep replaying it because it reminds me of Em at that age. Oh, crap, I’m gonna cry again……..

    Lins last blog post..It’s Raining Birds, Allelujah

  26. bex

    hey! i have your post op big boob day (or average boob day as it now shall henceforth be known) care package all wrapped up and sitting on my counter. 🙁 i so wanted to get this out to you sooner but alas, procrastination has beat me … again!

    glad to hear you are recovering well though. that is a big relief. so is that it? the hard part is over?

    bexs last blog post..Gabe Gabe Bo Babe

  27. Krystal

    okay – i did not realize what you were going through until I read your comment on Jen’s post today. I am so SORRY!!! but I know you are relaxing and your hubs is taking great care of you. Just relax and let the drugs do it all for you for now – (((HUGS)))

    Krystals last blog post..So how was your weekend?

  28. Karen @ If I Could Escape

    I didn’t know you were having this done — hope you make a speedy recovery, but get some good rest in the mean time!

    Karen @ If I Could Escapes last blog post..Musical Monday . . .

  29. Jennifer

    Glad to see you made it through. Pretty much all Recovery nurses are a pain. My mom works in surgery and they put the most aggravating person in the department back there so that they don’t have to deal with them.

  30. Cat

    THANK GOD you made it out alive! (I’m talking to the nurse, there was never any doubt about your constitution, my dear.) She has no idea how close she was to meeting her maker.

    Relax while you can! So happy it went well.

    Cats last blog post..I Warn You, This One’s Sappy

  31. Julie@Momspective

    OMG just get through the next 2 weeks. They’re going to look kind of weird and boxy for a while but they’ll fall and form into the greatest fucking things ever. You’ll never leave your room again. I love mine.

    Julie@Momspectives last blog post..This One Time, In Mexico…

  32. Kirsty

    YOu are way more brave than me! Glad everything went well! When can we expect a before and after pic of the girls? With clothes on you perves!! lol Enjoy your mini vacation, well as much as you can.

  33. cyndi

    Oh, I’m so happy for you! Enjoy the enforced rest and the liter load 😉 When do we get the reveal pix?!? Congratulation!

    cyndis last blog post..Then I awake….in my bedroll

  34. Mama Badger

    Here’s hoping the next two weeks go fast for you! Happy recovery.

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