Second Laparoscopy: Day 8 post-op

Saturday, December 25, 2010

I slept in til 9:30am! For breakfast, my husband and I enjoyed our traditional Christmas Day fixings – smoked salmon and cream cheese on brown rice tortilla bites. We used to eat this on baguette but in 2006 I found out I have gluten intolerance. Since that time, I use rice crackers or rice tortilla as my bread. My husband has been very accommodating, and instead of getting baguette just for himself, he eats his favourite crackers alongside me. :)

Christmas Day marked the second time I drank some coffee. In fact, it was my leftover mocha from two days prior. I opened presents with my husband, called my family, showered and got dressed in clothes other than pajamas. We then spent 8 hours at a friend’s house for a Christmas Day gathering. I was amazed that I was able to stay out that long. I was still taking one Tylenol 3 every three hours for the pain that day, and I had to change my pad twice while we were there. I was still shuffling when I walked. It rained the entire day.

I enjoyed the company of friends and their children (so many of our friends have toddlers and infants, now, it’s weird). For food, I consumed naughty things all day: 3 chocolate covered Queen Anne cherries that my Ma had sent us for Christmas (it’s an annual tradition dating to my childhood that Ma had Queen Anne cherries in the house on Christmas Day). I also consumed 2 glasses of cold carbonated cranberry juice, at least ten bites of different cheeses, four bites of different fudge, several small macaroons, a chocolate truffle, about 3/4 cup worth of homemade gluten-free scalloped potatoes, about half a cup of fancy steamed root vegetables, and Smart Water™ to drink throughout the day. I went through three 20oz bottles of the water.

Dante

Dante

Parents, friends, children

Parents, friends, children


A Christmas Story on repeat :)

A Christmas Story on repeat :)

Jean-Anne, Rebecca, Gwen

Jean-Anne, Rebecca, Gwen


Daniela, controlling Badger via remote ;)

Daniela, controlling Badger via remote ;)

The appetizer table

The appetizer table


Katie's grandpa reading to her and a friend

Katie's grandpa reading to her and a friend

Alexander, being a good little host

Alexander, being a good little host


Me in my Tylenol 3 haze, enjoying being with friends

Me in my Tylenol 3 haze, enjoying being with friends


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