Jeans! Oh, how I love you!

19 May
I texted Kevan at about 7am this morning with, “I need a lift”.  I figured I wouldn’t get a reply since I didn’t hear the text noise from his phone in the other room, but shortly I received a response, “OK”.  He’s so sweet.  He came in and helped me out of bed.  Again, I was all smiles when he came into the room.  I love to see his face…even if he is grumpy in the morning.  It makes me think about babies and when they wake up and play in their crib in the morning…then when you finally go in there to pick them up they have the biggest smile on their face and they are so happy to see you.  It is so cute.  I love babies.  Sorry, I know…I’m off subject.  I did not have a great night last night.  Still having a lot of pain on the right side.  It is the expander and the incision…not sure how to comfort it at night.  :o(  I actually waited a couple hours or so before I woke Kevan up.  Since it is Saturday I didn’t want him to have to get up too early.  He made us coffee and we sat and watched the hummingbirds come to the feeders as I read a few of my Charles Spurgeon sermons.  I just love Spurgeon.
Today I am 11 days post op.  I feel really good.  Of course, I’m still taking my pain medication and I have to continue my antibiotic until my drains are removed, but I still feel way better than I thought I would only 11 days out.  I give all the credit to God and I know that it is because of all of your prayers.  The best thing about 11 days post op…..Kevan helped me put jeans on.  I’ve got a big smile on my face.  I L-O-V-E jeans.  I don’t feel like myself without them.  It was pretty funny having him help me and I don’t know what I’ll do if we are at a store and I have to go to the bathroom.  lol!  But, at least I feel like myself.
Here is a picture Kevan took from his phone.  My hair is wet still since the hair dryer weighs about 50 pounds…at least it feels like it does.  Remember “Where’s Waldo”….I bet you can’t guess where my drains are hiding.  lol!  I think I hid them pretty well.  :o)  I know my arms are crossed…I do this quite a bit now.  It helps with the pain and I think I feel like I’m shielding myself a little in case I get bumped.  Also, that cute shirt was a gift from my mother-in-law, Judy.  She was so sweet.  She went and purchased me a bunch of comfy clothes since I didn’t have many items that button in the front and of course…I can’t put anything on over my head. Also….women….if you have to go through this or any other type of surgery where you can’t raise your arms…teach your husband how to do a ponytail BEFOREHAND.  Kevan is doing an okay job now, but he still struggles a bit.  In the beginning….it was pretty funny.
I haven’t mentioned this, but I am a little bit of a computer addict.  Before my surgery I spent A LOT of time on the computer.  Of course, I work from home so a good 8-10 hours a day I had to be on the computer, but at night I still liked to do Pinterest, Facebook, etc.Well….since the surgery….it’s been less than 20 minutes a day.  I just can’t do it.  Since they cut my pectoral muscle it hurts pretty bad.  Did you realize you use those muscles to type?  I sure didn’t.  I didn’t realize you use those muscles to turn door knobs, open the fridge, lift things, flush the toilet, lift the toilet seat, pick up your coffee cup, play Words with Friends…..lots of things.  So, thank the Lord for YOUR pectoral muscles!  :o)  So, I’m going to have to start working them out if I’m going to get back to work in a few weeks.  I’ve even tried different angles with my laptop and I still hurt quite a bit after a few minutes.  Who knew typing would be an exercise?  Also, my back becomes pretty sore sitting here even if I try to support it with pillows.
One prayer request… drains.  I have an appointment on Tuesday to get them removed, but unless the fluid stays under 30cc’s in each for 2 days I won’t be able to.  We are right around 30-32 the last few days.  PLEASE pray that it starts to lessen.  I don’t want my “friends” tagging along anymore.  If it doesn’t lessen I will have to reschedule my appointment too.
I’ve been able to wash a few dishes, but I can’t put them away though since the cabinets are too high.  I totally understand what short people go through now.  Hopefully, my MIL will be coming in a few days to help me do some other chores since I’m not allowed to do laundry, sweep, vacuum, etc….and I’m already annoyed.
I hope you are all having a great Saturday and enjoying God’s beautiful creation.  Now, I’m going to go sit outside in the sun and watch my hubby do some manly work on our deck.  ;o)  It’s almost done.  Then, we are going to go for a drive. 

3 Responses to “Jeans! Oh, how I love you!”

  1. Anonymous May 19, 2012 at 9:21 pm #

    Woohoo! Looking good! Mom

  2. Nancy Farrell May 19, 2012 at 10:14 pm #

    You look lovely Jayde and know it's because you are so loved! Keep that fighting spirit and stand on Jesus' shoulders when you feel weak! xoxNancy & Dave

  3. Jackie Colorigh May 21, 2012 at 12:00 am #

    Jayde you look great!! So glad you're back in your comfortable jeans. Tell Kevan he did an awesome job on your hair!! Keeping you in our daily prayers!! Tommy and Jackie

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