Update on my surgery


Well I went in on Thursday morning to have my wrist surgery. All went well and I am here to talk about how amazing my doctor was from start to finish. I went back around 15 till 7 and had some amazing nurses that put my mind at ease. They helped me into those stockings they put on you to prevent blood clots, stuck me with my IV and explained everything that was going to happen.


After that my anesthesia doctor

anesthesiologistĀ  came in to make sure I was overall healthy (which I am šŸ™‚ ), and to make sure there were no issues he was not aware of. I confirmed everything was accurate.Ā  About 30 min later, they took me to the pre-op room where they again asked me all the same questions to make sure they didn’t miss anything and confirmed I was who I said I was…which I am pretty sure I am. 9a48b8c1a473775e9dac414f082757c9--nurse-cartoon-nurse-stuffThen my doctor came in marked where he was going to make the incisions (would’ve got a pic but I couldn’t bring my phone). Talked to me a bit made sure I was calm and good to go. He’s a really great doctor knew exactly what to do. After he left, it was about another 15 mins they came and took to me to the Op room where I hopped on the table said a couple of words and I was gone to la la land.


When I woke up it was like nothing happened, but obviously it did. My right had was bandaged up but I felt absolutely felt no pain. I went back to sleep for a few minutes, when I woke back up, one of my nurses came back to check on me and make sure I was good and if I needed anything. I was then wheeled back to my recovery room where my hubby was waiting for me and nurses made sure I was comfy. After that, it was about a 1/2 hour and I went home. Overall the surgery was a lot easier and uncomplicated then I thought it was going to be.

Day one when I came home after surgery all bandaged up:



Today after removing bandage:



I would like to give my thanks to my doctor: J. Eric Stanford, my anesthesiologist, and all the amazing nurses at Athens-Limestone Hospital. They were all great toward me. All pictures are from google except for the ones of my hand (obviously) šŸ˜€

Fit Check 4/10


Morning all!! I have changed my exercise routine this past week because I felt like I was getting in a rut. I have started doing more aerobic activities as well as some light weight lifting. I probably am not going to post a fit check next week just due to the fact I am having surgery on Thursday on my wrist for carpal tunnel. We’ll see how that goes. When I can I’ll post an update until then….have a great week!!



Fit Check 2/13


Good morning everyone!! Today is a good day!! It stopped raining for a little bit and the sun is trying to come out! I also lost some weight!! Yay!! I guess it is starting to move again. I’m glad to see it come off but again it is not my primary goal. I am changing the way I live versus just focusing on the numbers….and it is working.

Last week I told you I will probably have to do surgery on my right wrist due to carpal tunnel. Well yesterday was the first step. I had a nerve test and let me tell you…do not believe what they say when they tell you it is not painful because it is. The first part is not so bad. It is likeĀ one second zaps in your arm. The worse part is when they stick you with the needle probe. It is a longer period of time then the zaps and it will leave you in pain in the entire area. I tend to have a high pain tolerance but this was so different and I think because it was internal was so painful. As I am writing this, it has went away afterĀ  a good night’s sleep but it feels like I have worked out so much and my muscles on that side are so sore.Ā But it’s over now and just have to wait on the test results which should be back today and they will let me know what the next steps are.



Fit Check 2/6


Hi all!!! Here I am once again posting about my improvements or not. I am feeling betterĀ again. I knew I would if I started up again but like last time my weight is not budging. I will get it to move. It is just a matter of persistence. I just have to keep at it and it will work. I lost some previously and I will again. I just have to maintain the course. and I will.

On to another note, I am going to have to have surgery on my wrist. Not immediately, because theĀ Dr wants to do a nerve test to see how bad it is. Then he said we would discuss my options. I knew it was going to happen eventually. I have actually been putting it off for 3 to 4 years because number 1, I did not want to have surgery and number 2, I did not want to have the downtime (ugh). So we will see what comes of the test. I’ll let you know in my next post.