Thursday, September 10, 2009

Back from San Cecilio hospital and post surgery rest


My lovelies, dear readers, it's been more than a week now that I'm back home and I can't tell you how happy I was to finally lie down in my bed and rest. Well it's going to take a while to fully recover but I'm definitely on the mend. You see, I needed to have a hysterectomy. (horrible word isn't it ?). As you can imagine, it's really not what I wished for but it was the only possible remedy offered to me and I had no choice. To explain things briefly, I had too many problems with my period for a long time due to big fibromas (am not too sure it's the correct medical term in English). The doctors also detected high grade lesions but then the biopsy was negative which my gynecologist found quite suspicious. She immediately prescribed the operation to be safer. But first I needed to treat the anemia due to the excessive bleeding.



And this is how, I ended at the San Cecilio hospital. I've never had an operation in my life, not even appendicitis and funnily enough, what I dreaded more was not the operation itself but the anesthesia. Monchéri held my hand all the way to the surgery room. We were both quite nervous and tried our best to hide it, telling each other we'll meet up very soon. That day, the surgeon who was supposed to perform the operation couldn't come so I was introduced to another surgeon: Dr Francisco Beltran. I felt immediately reassured as I knew he had a good reputation and I was relieved to be in such good hands. We chatted a bit about the operation. He guessed from my accent that I was French. As he was checking my last name, he also guessed I have Malagasy origins and then I was put to sleep on these words : Como me gustaria ir a Madagascar...How I'd love to go to Madagascar. When I woke up, it seemed only 10 minutes have gone by. A man in green came up to me and immediately after, Monchéri's smiling face was approaching mine. It was done, I felt calm and serene. The pain only came the day after. It seemed to me my guts were just moving on their own. I had nervous spasms and a terrible pain on my left side. I dreaded getting up and I'll be for ever grateful to a nurse called Trini who helped me every day to get up without hurting myself, explaining to me, I had to measure my movements like in Tai'chi. Oh, she was unbelievable and her smiling face in the early morning really cheered me up during my stay. I can't wait to be able to walk properly and bring her a big bunch of flowers at the hospital to thank her.
Unlike the other patients in my room, (we were four) I didn't have too many visits because I knew I would be sleeping most of the time. My lovely French friends Josiane and Anne-Muriel came especially to bring me some Japanese soup, as I told them the food wasn't exactly wonderful. My little bedtable soon became a miniature grocery store filled with packets of biscuits, dried fruit, exquisite Morroccan pastries brought by my French Moroccan friends. Monchéri bought fashion magazines so that I won't be too bored. My parents called everyday to check how I was getting on. I won't lie....it felt so nice to be pampered and spoilt !
I am also so grateful to all of you who left me a comment or emailed me. You are so sweet and dear to my heart ! I read each of your comments with little tears in my eyes. I was so touched....I will very soon come and visit you and thank you properly. I can't stay too long on the computer as after a while I get a bit dizzy but you will see me definitely on your blogs in the next days....
Also I want to reassure you, after having felt depressed a few days about the operation, I now feel totally positive and my old cheerful self. As you can imagine, Monchéri's support and love were essential to me and helped me tremendously. As he says, we can still adopt a baby - just like my lovely blogging friend Yoli - and life goes on. So I'm saying yes to life and its endless possibilities....

Again thank you so much for your love and kindness
You're great !!!!

50 comments:

Steven D! feat. Charly_GC said...

It's beautiful to hear, that you've endured the operation well and that you're on the way to health.

All the best wishes to you!

Steven from Germany, formerly Gran Canaria

Carey said...

Welcome, welcome, welcome home! The post before this one, about your enforced "vacation" in the hospital, just hung there like a silent, blinking cursor each time I checked your blog site, hoping to see your safe return. So glad that day is finally here. May each day be better than the one before:)

Linda Sue said...

Darling Girl! So glad to see your voice again! So glad you are on the mend! That is a tough one- I had that surgery a few years ago but it was in the U.S. so there really was no hospital time or pain management though we had insurance- just the way things are here- brutal.
My scar still itches and the cut muscles have never returned to their former elasticity. You will do better I am sure and I am so pleased that you have good care.
BIG kiss xxxooo Take it easy allow yourself time- allow yourself to be pampered. You need it.
Lovexxxooo

A Cuban In London said...

Great, great, great to have you back!

Best wishes.

Greetings from London.

DolceDreams said...

How wonderful to hear from you and know that you are well...take it easy, do not try to do too much and heal...
Welcome back,
Nathalie

Elizabeth said...

So glad you are getting better, dear Lala.
This is a serious operation and you must be kind to yourself.
I send gently hugs and much love from New York.

Steph said...

I had the same operation many years ago; it was the best decision I ever made. The depression is normal, and I'm happy to hear that it didn't last long. Take care of yourself, be gentle with yourself and don't try to overdo.

I'm so glad you're back home and that you have so many wonderful friends who love you.

David Engel said...

Welcome back to the blogosphere Lala! Glad you are feeling better.

Lot's of love,

David

Ariadone said...

What a bad thing and a serious surgery you've had. My heart goes out to you. I can inmagine you being happy to back home again. Rest as much and as long as you can and a complete recovery, I wish for you.
Godeliva van Ariadone

thedeinesfamily said...

I'm glad to hear from you - I was starting to get worried. I'm glad the operation is over and you are on the road to recovery. Take it easy for a while. : )

Joyful said...

Hello sweet Lala, I thank you for sharing with us the moments leading up to your surgery and afterward. I was so delighted to hear of the last minute change to your surgeon, and he knew of your heritage too. Sounds like divine intervention for you and your cherie were nervous I know. You are greatly loved by all your friends and the many people whose thoughts or presence was there with you in the hospital room, like your cheri, your parents, your on line friends :-) I cried a tear at the end for I know how you felt when you had to have this surgery as I had it too. I was so moved by your cherie's words of comfort to let you know that you can still give love to a child in need. Oh my, how my heart sings. There are so many children who need love. I have been to see orphans in other lands and I tell you my heart breaks when I know they have no parents any more. Much love to you. xoxo

Ry @ Sotto Il Monte Vineyards said...

Sweet Lala - what an ordeal you have been through!
Each day I checked your site - was starting to get a little worried. I'm glad to know that you are on the road to recovery. Sounds as if you were surrounded by love. Best wishes to you!
Ry

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

Thinking of you and so glad that you are finally home and resting well. I'm sure the pampering will continue and you will be up and dancing again before you know it. Take your time on the computer. I get dizzy too when I have been away from it for awhile. We will all still be here!
Much love to you, Lala -
Catherine xx

fashion survivor said...

Glad you are OK and sorry you had to make such a tough decision. It sounds like you are at peace with it though. There is definitely more than one way to be a mother.

Khaled KEM said...

Dear Lala,

I wish you all the best and I am glad that you are back home.

Take a good restmy friend because there's nothing more precious in life than health.

Khaled

Linda Sue said...

Another thing- do not lift anything heavier than a glass of wine.

Bee said...

Sending good healing wishes your way . . .
I keep thinking how endings are beginnings, too.

Sara said...

Hello Dear Lala, with kisses and hugs from my side of the world. Do, please, take very good care of yourself and let Moncheri pamper you for several more weeks. I am so happy that you are recovering well from this surgery, and that your inner happiness has returned. All will be well. Blessings to you.

Sara

Des said...

Lala,

You have been going through so much. Thank you for sharing something so deeply personal. I will be sure to keep you in my prayers and I hope that you will have a speedy recovery. Please take care.

Des

TheChicGeek said...

So good to see you back and on the mend!

Patricia said...

Lala, I wish that we were all able to stop by and bring you little treasures and tasty things to eat.

You will have a speedy recovery with lots of love to help you along.

Gillian said...

Lala,
It is so nice that you are home again and on the mend. You are blessed that Moncheri is so loving and caring and that he is supportive of you...adopting a baby would be so beautiful...you would get to choose each other, a family of your choosing. :)
I think it is a brilliant and gorgeous LOVING idea.
xoxo
Happy you are home and on the mend....:)

Living in a glove said...

I have been following your wonderful life for more than a year now.

My heart sunk when I read about your enforced vacation and even worrier when I don't see any sign on your blog for the last couple of weeks.

Today I could not hold back my tears of joys knowing you are on the road of recovering.

You are blessed,your darling Monchéri is showering you with so much love and support. You need that!

When there is a will,there is always a way to live up to your hope.

Take care, rest and be happy.

XOXO

Caroline said...

Dear Lala
So lovely to have you back here again. You've been through a lot - do take care of yourself and I hope you'll soon be feeling much, much better. Caroline x

donna said...

it got to the point where i was checking your site every night hoping to hear you were doing ok......prayers work wonders, so does rest.....it's amazing how a pause in life like this teaches us gratefulness, and offers us insight as well.....take care (and don't lift anything!)

Turquoise Diaries said...

Welcome back.. It's good to hear that you are OK. Enjoy your rest..

oiasantorini said...

It too will pass lovely girl...

As long as we are healthy and live with a clear mind life is not only full of possibilities & choices, but also endless pleasures. Your life will always be full of love because you make it so.

Take good care lovely... you have been greatly missed.

xxx

dutchbaby said...

So happy that you are back home and that you have friends and family to take good care of you. I will be sending positive, healing thoughts in your direction from California. Please don't try to do too much too soon. Healing takes lots and lots of rest.

Celeste Maia said...

Lala, I am so very glad you are back! And on top of all in good spirits again. It is not easy what you had to go through, but it is over now. Your MonCheri deserves a big thank you for being there for you all the way. I am so glad that you are starting to feel stronger. One day at a time. Never mind visiting other blogs. Now you have to think of yourself. Soon you will be dancing on the streets again. I loved that photo of you, that is the image I have of you, dancing on the streets. "Como me gustaria de ir a Madagascar..." Besos y cuidate mucho!

Melissa Mix Hart said...

Happy You are well. I do hope Mon Cheri spoils you!

alieoop said...

So nice to know you're fine. I too have had the 'misfortune' of such a surgery. Love and kindness enriched by your friendships will forever bathe you in a pool of refreshment.Continue to heal and bless others as you have been blessed.

SE'LAH... said...

Please feel better soon. Happy healing thoughts sent your way. Prayers sent up Lala.

xo.

Scarlet said...

That's a scary procedure and I'm so happy to hear you are back in the comfort and familiarity of your own home and bed. I hope you mend quickly and that you keep that joy you bring to everyone in your heart forever! You are a blessing, Chica!

¡Mejorate pronto! ¿¿Oíste??

pranksygang said...

I'm happy to hear the you are fine!!! I really miss your posts.. And take care dear!

Mélanie said...

ENFIN !!!!! Lalla j'étais très impatiente d'avoir de tes nouvelles et je n'aimais pas ud tout ton silence .
Le plus important est que tout ce soit bien passé et que tu sois de retour avec nous.
Bisous

corine said...

kisses to you for an easy recovery.

maría cecilia said...

Hello LALA!! (la la la la la )how wonderful to hear from you. It´s great to have you back and I´ll be wainting for your "cheerful soul" and pictures.
LOVE
María Cecilia

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

Glad you're in good spirits and recovering back home. Have a really good rest.

studioJudith said...

LaLa .. .
I, too, had the same operation - when I was only 28. No regrets at all.
Just be very easy on yourself and give yourself permission to be lazy
and spoiled.
Many hugs to you -
Jjjj

henk van es said...

Dear Lala,
When I wrote you an email some days ago about permission to use some pictures of your blog, I did not know that you just came back from the hsopital after an operation, with not only fysical consequences, but also with strong emotional impact. I just read your recent post and learned about it. So now I thank you even more that you answered my question so quickly. That is very very sweet of you.
I wish you all the best, do recover quickly from the operation, enjoy being pampered by the love of all around you.
Many greetings from Amsterdam, Henk

Yoli said...

You have been in my mind and in my heart. You are a very brave and strong woman. I wish you a speedy recovery, much love and a new world of possibilities.

Hugs,
Yoli

santamaker said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your surgery, but glad that you are back in good spirits and on the way to your active self! :O)

Blondie said...

Best of luck with your recovery! I had my hysterectomy on April 27th of this year. It too was a much needed operation, I was scared but am glad it is over with! Many hugs to you!

Lisa, Milwaukie, Oregon U.S.A.

Simonetta said...

lala,
que lindo você dividir um momento tenso como esse por aqui.você é tão cheia de vida! acho graça como sempre fico feliz de ver como o teu moncheri te trata bem. você merece o melhor, sempre. vou cantar o meu mantra pra você ser cada dia mais plena e feliz.
beijos no seu coração, se cuida nuito bem.

Diana said...

Lala, I wish you a very fast recovery.

I know you will make a wonderful mother someday to someone who needs you very much.

Lots of love for healing to you!

rochambeau said...

Welcome Mon ami,
Back to your wonderful life. SO glad it is over, that you are safe and have been made whole!

That love is surrounding you now, as it will be always! You have a golden light which emanates from you Lala. How lovely you are.

Hugs to you and hi to your cher too!
love,
Constance

ewix said...

Still thinking of you and sending healing thoughts your way!
Gentle Hugs

Gayle at Planet M Files said...

Lala, how wonderful to meet you. I received your Gift of Jewels card yesterday! I love it! I'm so sorry to hear that you haven't been well, but happy to hear that you are on the mend! Thank you so much for the lovely card and my best to you!

Simply Mel said...

Oh Lala, it is so good to read your words and know you are positive again!

Here's to wishing you much love and new beginnings....

Welcome back.

Bisous,
Melissa

Christina said...

i send you love and light.
hugs

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