12 days post op.. I had to call the surgeon around 2am this morning due to bleeding. I sent him photos of the bleeding location via email. He wanted me to go to the ER. My parents rushed to my place then drove me back to the hospital in Chicago (two hours of driving for them). The whole ride I was not sure if I was going to have to be put under to have surgery again, just get some new stitches, or what would happen. I was pretty terrified of having another long hospital stay so I was of course very upset.

Around 8 am, with no sleep whatsoever, i learned that I would need new stitches and that they would be done right there in the ER with local anesthetic. So, I got to experience what it is like to be sewn up while conscious. It was my surgeon’s attending physician who did the work and he made it as painless as possible. They then gave me an IV of antibiotics. I took the photo while waiting for the IV.

I am home now. That all took a lot out of me. I am worried what the bill may look like since we had to go through the ER. Here one last time (I hope) is my you caring link if anyone is able to donate.


I wrote this after getting a bit of a nap and I am about to try to sleep some more. I hope everyone else out there had a better Monday than we did here..