Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Thank you!

It's been awhile since I've posted on here, but I wanted to thank you all so much for the prayers. My surgery ended up being postponed from Tuesday to Thursday (which worked out wonderfully for me as I was able to get a bunch of stuff done during those few extra days).
I'm going to try blogging my hospital visit as a story.

A story about a princess who had surgery......

Once upon a time there lived a young girl whose hips hurt very much. The orthopedic doctor of the most beautifully blue mountain peaked kingdom of the land, decided that the princess needed to travel with the King & Queen to another castle to have the hips taken care of once and for all.

So one chilly morning in mid-November the little princess arose to prepare herself for the
journey which was to last for a few days. It took awhile for the princess to prepare herself for the hour long journey. She decided to wear her favorite riding outfit to travel, which consisted of - a jean skirt, white shirt, and navy blue vest. The princess also packed another set of clothing to wear for the journey home. Hospital Castle would be giving her free range of many "lovely" gowns in the wardrobe to wear during her time there.

By the time she appeared at the front gate of her castle home, the King, Queen, and princess' younger siblings were waiting for her to appear so they could begin the drive to the Hospital Castle. After many hugs, kisses, and farewells to those staying behind the royal procession entered the doors of their small royal red coach.

The drive was quite pleasant, not very long and the horses kept a good pace. They all enjoyed watching the sun rise over the blue mountains. The pink, blue, and yellow sky colors were amazing!

The royal party arrived at the Hospital Castle at 8am and were directed to the great hall to await their turn to meet the Hospital Castle royal family and loyal subjects. The castle was huge and filled with many staff members. The members were tall, round, short, and thin. Several had eyes which sparkled when they laughed. They were all very friendly and looked as if they enjoyed their work at the castle.

Finally at 9am the princess was given a lovely blue gown, with little green stockings, and a green riding cap to put on her head - you see only certain royal guests are given these "special" robes to wear while visiting and touring the Hospital Castle.

Then began the liquid IV feast - also given to certain guests of the castle, which the princess personally did not find most appetizing - especially since she had not had anything to eat since the previous evening and her stomach was making rumbling noises!

Now in order for people to take this special tour of the castle they have to sign many papers during the IV feast.

After the papers were signed, two subjects came from the King of Hospital Castle to see the princess and asked her to go for a ride through the inside of the castle with them. The princess immediately accepted their gracious offer and waved good-bye to her father and mother as they walked down the castle halls to a lovely banquet where good smelling food (muffins!) and drinks (coffee!) awaited them.

The princess was given a tour through the large castle. After going down many halls and through several large doors they showed her one of the secret rooms, that only certain castle guests are allowed to see. They called it the OR workroom. This is a special room in the Hospital Castle were the guests are able to take a nap (with no interruptions and they do not remember anything that went on while they rested) while the blacksmiths and carpenters work away at their projects - cutting and sawing. Many of the castle's carpenters are called orthopedic surgeons. They make the most beautiful masterwork out of bone you have ever seen!

The tired princess decided to stretch out and take a short nap on the little cold silver bed covered with a white sheet, which was offered to her. When she awoke, the princess found that the CRNA subject of the castle had braided her hair while she napped. They gave the princess the nickname Rapunzel.

(didn't she do a great job!?! I guess you could call it a twist french braid or something.
I don't think she was bored during the surgery, do you?)

At about 4:30pm, after the long nap and tour of the castle workroom, the loyal subjects wheeled the princess to her own private chamber so she could once again see her parents. The castle chef prepared a huge dinner feast!

(A feast for a princess - I edited out my face because I looked HORRIBLE! I was so nauseous!!!)

-----> Well, folks this is where the bedtime story will end for now. I'll finish it tomorrow.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!!


Amber said...

You are sooooooo hilarious! I love ya! And I'm so thankful you're back with us!

P.S. Ever considered writing children books? You've got a great start here. :)

Alethea Jordan said...

Wow. That's a good way to tell everyone! =) I'm glad you're back home, too!

Amanda said...

I agree with Amber Sue - you should take up writing children's stories! I'm glad you came through your surgery okay!

Heather said...

Oh Amanda! Hi!!! I don't have to guess at all to who you are! :) Amber Sue gives it away. ;)I wish you all lived closer - we've been playing Christmas music and think it would sound so much better with you all playing your violins/fiddles with us! :)Please tell your family "hello" for me. It's neat to see you around on the blogs.

If I ever do write a children's book, I'll have to give the inspiration credit to both you and Amber. :)