Sunday, November 1, 2009

Where I Have Been

My time at the PC of late has been...sketchy. Basically just enough to work, waste time chatting with Todd and Brandon on Google Chat, and that's about it.

A little over 3 years ago, while we were building our house out in the country, my wife was assaulted -- attacked, really, in the parking lot of Don Pablos restaurant on a Tuesday evening, around 8 PM. She was alone, working late.

Two thugs beat her up pretty bad...for her laptop.

She broke her orbital bone, which required surgery. Her nose was also broke, but she never had it fixed.

3 years later, that decision is coming back to haunt us.

Over the past few months she hasn't been able to get her breath. She yawns all the time, never getting enough air.

So she finally decided to have a procedure done called Septo-rhinoplasty.

Basically the surgeon cut open her nose and moved it back in place. This was done because the Dr. discovered her nasal passage was, due to the assault, 98% blocked, thus causing (we hope) the air issue.

She recently had this done, and she's not doing well. We're unsure exactly what's going on but she has had a reaction to...something.

Maybe it's the Percocet? Maybe it's the Zithromax, maybe it's the Iodine that was used? We really don't know but hope to find out Monday.

Her face is so swollen right now...it doesn't even look like her...at all.

It's a terribly helpless feeling. All I can do is get her what she wants and sit in front of the TV and watch movies with her, change her drip pad (don't ask) and change her dressing every few hours.

So I have been watching lots, and lots of TV. And not much blogging.

Tomorrow we go back to see the Dr. to TRY and find out what we can do to get her swelling down.

The cocktail of Ex Str Tylenol, Benadryl, Zithromax and Keflex isn't doing enough.

11 comments:

Bill R. said...

Bill - Sorry to hear about your wife. I hope she feels well soon and that things work out as you hoped when she had the surgery.

Steve said...

My prayers are with you both to find out what the issue is.

Kevin said...

Hey Bill,

I'm so sorry to hear that. Your wife will be in my prayers.

Kevin M.

Mike in the D said...

Best wishes to all of you, and hopes for a full and speedy recovery.

Paul said...

Sorry to hear that. I hope they get it figured out and she feels better soon.

Dave T said...

Best wishes to Mrs A, Bill - here's hoping for a full recovery.

Jeffrey said...

I'll say some prayers for you.

One thing you didn't mention was the surgery itself. Sometimes surgery itself can cause this kind of massive swelling and reaction.

Stay on top of it, and if you're not getting satisfaction from your doctor seek another one. My fear would be a staph infection. I'll send you my phone number if you need someoen to talk with.
-Jeff
jpinard

Jeffrey said...

Oh, and "steroids". That should be your docs next move if the swelling hasn't gone down.

Cody said...

Bill,

Wow. Really sorry to hear about this. I'll be praying for your wife's quick recovery. Hang in there.

Jayhawker said...

Sorry to hear about your wife's problems. I really hope you guys can a turn a corner, and get to a more comfortable stage soon.

Mark said...

Here's hoping for a speedy recovery for your wife and speedy exit from the idiot box for you.