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1 Month later

July 21, 2013

I have had an epidural which didn’t work, and then back surgery by a neurosurgeon. I am recovering from the surgery that I had done last Tuesday. This has been a comedy of errors. Both the epidural doctor and the neurosurgeon “fit” me in before their vacations. The neurosurgeon fit me in AFTER his brain surgery. Naturally the brain surgery went longer than expected, so I had to sit in preop 4 extra hours. Not sit exactly, but lay only on one side in one position that was tolerable. By the time they took me in I was exhausted. It was supposed to be a one day thing, but it turned out since everything was late the kept me overnight. When I got out my lower lip was the size of a Zeppelin, heard doctor say I bit my lip..but think because of the damage it was from the thing they stick in your mouth when you go under. So I am now the proud owner of a lip that has a honkin, huge piece sticking off of it. The doctor came by to ask how I felt, and I said fine, but ask me tomorrow. Well tomorrow came and I felt like I had been hit by a bus. Everything hurts, and now 4 days later, it still does. I am a bit more mobile, but in no less pain. I take oxycodone with tylenol every 4 hours, so I am bit dizzy, tired and sweaty. I am supposed to teach classes tomorrow, and sorry kids, that isn’t going to happen. I am scrambling online to see if someone can do it for me, but no answer yet.