General anesthesia is always worrisome, but he sailed through it – once again – with only minor problems. The nurses told me that he wanted to get up to sweep the floor as soon as he came the slightest bit out of the anesthetic! They convinced him that this would not be necessary, so he went back to sleep for about another hour in the recovery room.
We are back home now, and thanks to our gracious hostess (waving to Kathy) in Tucson, Gary was able to sleep for a couple of days straight, which was primo for his remarkable recovery. So much better than the “in-hospital experience” where they poke and prod you every time you fall asleep.
Despite warnings about incredible pain and prescriptions for massive pain killers every three hours, he has experienced no need for any such thing. His red cell counts are pretty low, so moving around is done slowly, but not because of any pain from the surgery.
On top of all of this, he got his second COVID jab on Thursday and suffered only a slightly sore arm. There was a small amount of stiffness in his neck just above the surgical area, so not sure which malady was causing this pain. It completely vanished overnight.
Isn’t he amazing?