Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Pictures from the hospital!

This is a picture of where the doctor signed my head.

This is me finally able to eat. I was asking for Sonic right after I woke up. They would only let me eat liquids right after the surgery. So I had 7 up and ice chips then I order Popsicles, broth and an Italian ice this was all in the first hour after surgery. I was able to keep that down and then able to order real food.

This is a picture of mom and dad with me right after surgery. I didn't open my eyes for the first little bit I was afraid I would be sick.

This is a picture of my mom and my mother in law waiting during surgery.

This is a picture just after we got there. This is the nurse that prepared me to go up stairs for surgery. She couldn't get an IV started. They say it is harder after chemo. It was hard for nurses even before chemo. The last couple of times they get it in the blood starts to flow and then just stops. So when I went up stairs the anasteseologist( I am not a good spell and no suggestion come up for this) started an IV in my jugular. They told Ryan that he needed to leave that he shouldn't watch so I didn't see him after he left before I went in for surgery. Doctor Fewel came in while she was working on the IV in my neck and he left right away. She had to stitch the tube down to my neck. That was a different experience not painful just very different.


Lisa said...

Good luck Rochelle! I'm still doin chemo and I check your blog to see what I can expect. You are an inspiration! Lisa Rickords (p.s. I've kept track of my progress at:

Jodi said...

I can't believe they had to start your IV in your jugular! I've never heard of that. CRAZY! I don't think I would have wanted to see that either. Good thing they had Ryan leave. I'm so happy to see all the support that you had before/after your surgery. You're amazing and I know everyone wants to do all they can for you and your family.

Sleepless In St. George said...

I am amazed how good you look...even after MAJOR surgery. You are so blessed to have such a great support system around you....just love you parents! We continue to pray for you!

Sara said...

I am so glad that you get to have a vacation before you start radiation, have a great time.

PRP said...

The jugular thing creeps me out too, but I'm so glad it worked and all is well. You look amazing and your strength is undeniable! Truly an inspiration!

Have a great vacation!