Monday, March 3, 2008

I'm Thankful

My mom had a hysterectomy today. She was so nervous about it, and I could TELL.

How could I tell?

Lastnight when I talked to her on the phone, she was making very little sense. She was saying things like "tomorrow when you come over for lunch..." when she knew that I am not going there until Wednesday...

So I went to see her today after work, and I stopped by the gift shop in the hospital lobby to buy her a nice vase (we collect vases, the flowers are just decoration) and a card.

In the card, I wrote:

"Get well soon, from u-ter-us... er...I mean from US TER U!!"

Heh! Get it?? From uterus? Us to you? No?

Well, I thought it was funny anyways.

I am thankful that she had a successful operation and that she is doing ok. She was nervous for nothing! She said that she had thrown up right before I got there, but I told her she was just being a pansy.

(my family is a family of teasers if you hadn't noticed that already. we're only nice to you if we don't like you)

Anyone else had experience with hysterectomy recovery?

Anything special I should do?


alisonwonderland said...

hoping your mom's recovery is speedy. she's lucky to have you for a daughter!

Karianne said...

HA! That's a great card! Isn't laughter supposed to be the best medicine? Along with vicodin of course.

My mom had a hysterectomy about 10 years ago and did just fine with it. That's about all I know!

Get well, Mommyfu.

Ashley Winters said...

I hope your mom's recovery goes well too. Maybe when she's ready, you can take her out to a movie and dinner. Moms love having dates with their daughters.

Karen Beth said...

Sending good vibes for your Mom's recovery. She is so lucky to have such a loving and caring daughter!

3 Beauties said...

The card was hilarious! And just tell you mom she didn't need that old uterus anymore anyway...:)

Just having you near and know that you care will probably speed her recovery.

KrayonKel said...

U TER US! Very clever! I think you should sell that to Halmark. :)

Carrie said...

I got it, I got it! (The card.) And it made me giggle.

My mom had a hyster about 10 years ago, and it was dreadful, but she had the actual huge incision, lots of scar tissue to get through, etc. I hear now that the way they generally do it is much easier.

Thinking of your mom!

Catherine said...

awww, that really was great!!! Love your humor!!!

Hugs to you and your mom as she recovers! (gentle hugs)