I would like to thank all of my friends for their private and public messages. Surgery went well. The stone in my gland was the size of a small unshelled peanut and it was beginning to divide. Thankfully he goit everything out. My tongue is numb and I can't really control it when I eat. Talking is a chore. The good thing is I can eat solid food. My sister friend chicken for dinner and I managed to eat a piece. Took a while but like my doctor said I have to eat very slowly to accommodate my tongue as it heals.
I must say my ENT is a keeper. He saw me before surgery and answered questions I had as well as questions my sister and my cousin had. After surgery, I woke up and he was in my room checking on me and answering questions. I couldn't really talk I remember waving my hands to get attention. Prior to surgery they wrapped my legs from my ankles to my knees in what looked like a velcro towel. When I was taken into the ER, they did everything they were suppose to do and even gave me a heated blanket. They plugged in the wraps on my legs and my legs were massaged during surgery and for about 3 hours after. I asked why they did that. They said in diabetics and people with blood pressure problems (i now have a blood pressure problem) have risks of clotting so they found massaging the legs during surgery lessens the risks. Don't take my word for it, I was under anesthesia when I asked about it.
I was suppose to be an overnight patient. When my doctor came in the room Thursday morning the first thing he said was "You are not going home". My sister and my cousin came and he explained to them why he was not letting me go home. I had to eat and use the bathroom and be fully awake. I was discharged today and he gave me his beeper and personal Cell phone number.
Dietary came to see me prior to surgery. I told her I am allergic to everything with a pit, peaches, apricots, cherries, grapes etc. I am also alergic to raw tomatoes and no bananas. etc.. All three meals yesterday had something I was allergic to. My ENT even arraigned for a nutritionist to speak with me. He did everything he could to assure I was comfortable.
I was worried but when I read a couple of messages from you guys late Tuesday night and when my doctor held my hand and said it would be smooth sailing. I was fine.
Thanks guys I really appreciate the kind words. I am resting now.
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