Day + 684: “…Well I woke up Sunday morning…”

“…with no way to hold my head that didn’t hurt..”

Karen is currently napping.

She had a very quiet night, and we were visited very early by Karen’s primary Surgeon in “civies” checking on how she was doing. Karen and I both had to laugh when the Dr. reiterated the unlikelihood of post surgery bleeding (4%) and the very small odds of a second or third episode. Being math people by nature and having had Karen “hit” long odds consistently, when something is said to be unlikely or improbable, it is a good time to “duck”!

The morning routine progressed with the team of doctors doing the rounds. Karen endured another scope literally thru the nose to ensure the surgery site was healing ok. Karen is not prone to complain about pain, but was uncomfortable, and being bed bound for so much time has made her back very sore.

For the curious in reference to the back pain, in the ICU, Karen is tethered to the multiple monitors in addition to the IVs. So getting up to walk like up on the transplant ward is not very doable.

Day ahead, we are expected to leave the ICU and move to the 4th floor ward for another day of observation. All very routine for our “normal” day.

Note: One song IDed! (Today’s tag line was too perfect not to use, meaning I didn’t check if It is a duplicate.)



  1. Johnny Cash

    Sunday Morning Coming Down

    Well, I woke up Sunday morning
    With no way to hold my head that didn’t hurt.
    And the beer I had for breakfast wasn’t bad,
    So I had one more for dessert.
    Then I fumbled in my closet through my clothes
    And found my cleanest dirty shirt.
    Then I washed my face and combed my hair
    And stumbled down the stairs to meet the day.


  2. Prayers keep coming. Was lector at church this morning and took it upon myself to say Karen in the prayer list. Love you. Next time go home and stay home! Big sister says.

  3. I agree with Linda. Stay home! I have not been a fan of TV medical dramas.
    Still hoping for that speedy recovery.

  4. Karen, I hope you have a speedy recovery. You are a trooper. Lori

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