Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The Day After

Good morning everyone,
I had a tough time sleeping last night. I was supposed to sleep with my head elevated. I tried that for a while and then tried to sleep like normal. No matter how I tried to sleep, it just wasn't going to work well. I did doze off and on. This morning the right side of my tongue was swollen. I have been sitting here with a cold compress on my cheek and hopefully some of the coldness is making its way to my tongue. I checked out my sutures and the doctor really did a great job. There are eight regular sutures and then another type of suture. You can't see any of them except one. I am very pleased at the suture work and I am sure that this will heal fairly quickly. It is so much better than the last time, where the two sutures had come out within 2 hours of me getting home. That is why I was in so much pain after the first surgery. It was just an open wound. But not this time. I can't express how relieved I am that this is over with. I will have to go back in a couple of weeks and have the doctor look everything over plus get the results of the lab test on the section that they removed. With a little luck, hopefully I will get good news. Now I can start looking foward to our trip to Canada. We are under the 45 day mark until we leave. I almost forgot to mention...I was concerned that the surgery on my tongue would have some type of negative side effect on my taste buds. Luckily everything seems to be ok and I can still taste everything. Today I plan on relaxing for the most part. I will get back into the swing of things as the days go by. Hopefully by this Saturday, I will be able to start going for my walks again. I will have to be careful though because we are going through a "heat wave" here...in the 90s. I think that I am going to go watch some fishing DVDs. I will talk more with you later.

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