Thursday, November 23, 2006

At home recovery!

We got discharged on nov 20th and are now settling in the home routine. People say that the surgery is the most difficult part and the rest is easier. I think the surgery is definitely the difficult part, but for the docs, and the recovery is the difficult part for the patient. :) I was knocked out for the complete surgery and some more hours after that, so that did not need any patience and work. The recovery on the other hand is going to be super slow and will need a lot of patience.

Recap of why i needed to have this tumor resection surgery on nov 14:

The surgery went fine and as everyone else around tells me, all off my tumor got removed, no wierd things happened, like no leaks and no damage to the things.. touch wood. I could get up and sit on the third day after the surgery and walk a couple of steps on the fourth day. Of course i was yapping away immediately after i got out of the anesthesia on 14th itself. My left eye started to focus after some orientation problems on the third day. So every day is like a new day to learn some new things like a kid discovering new senses. My right eye is still a little swollen and is not open. It has started opening a litle today, but i see double when i use both the eyes:). I am hoping this is also go away in a couple of days. I am still learning to balance in different ways everyday. Still a long way to go.

I will be home recovering for another 4-6 weeks with regular appointments with docs in between. I am already getting totally pampered by mom and vivek. They are so amazingly patient with me and are always there to fulfill all my requests:).

The hospital stay was fun too!. I hated the hospital food, so all my friends set up a schedule to get me some great food everyday. All the nurses envied our room since it always smelt like an indian restaurant. I think all the good food helped with my recovery and quick discharge. Thanks to all you guys for keeping up with my demands everyday and providing such a great support structure for vivek and mom in the hospital.

And a huge hug and thanks to Vivek and Mom too for everything they are going through for this spoilt kid!. I love you two so much!.
Thank you God , please keep your hand on us all the time!!.

Thanks to everyone else for all their prayers and wishes through the surgery. Keep them coming for my quick recovery. I want to be running, driving, cooking, working asap!!.


  1. very happy to see you back on blogging...
    wish yo have fastest recovery
    happy thanksgiving!

  2. i want you to be running , driving, cooking, working ASAP as well .. wish u luck.

  3. I'm very happy you're back home and getting better! That's great news, and something else we can all give thanks for--

  4. So glad to hear you're coming through this ordeal so well Richa, you're one tough cookie.

    Looking forward to seeing you again here at work. Take care.

  5. Hey Richa..Great to hear that everything went well for you...reading your blog I realised how amazingly strong you've been-- Its definitely nice to have so much support around you too. ..wish you luck.