Jennifer Goodman Linn You Fearless

There’s No Place Like Home!

It is Monday and it is so good to be home! I spent more time in the hospital than I had planned (6 days) and was very anxious to get back to my own bed. I am still very, very sore and my stomach is very distended (I tried to smile when someone wished me "good luck" with my pregnancy today!) but I feel progress every day. After a week or two recuperating at home, I should be as good as new! Although it stinks to be in the hospital, all in all, it was a really good experience. The surgery was very successful according to my Dr's (we will find out more next week) and I was beyond lucky to get a huge, private room during my 6 night stay. I had visits from tons of family and friends, received a few wonderful foot massages, and met some really inspiring patients as I conducted my daily walk around the floor (after stomach surgery, Dr's make you get up and start walking as quickly as 12-18 hours after surgery...even if "walk" really means hobble as it did in my case). At least I make the 45 minute mile look good :) I am not on any kind of specific diet but eating has not been easy. After a few bites, I tend to feel pretty sick or full. Hopefully in another week or so, I will have a normal appetite. I guess losing a few pounds could be the silver lining on this otherwise very painful, "unfun" experience. But now I am home...catching up on emails, good books and good movies. I'd love visitors or calls so please reach out if you are around. Here are a few pictures to give you a "sense" of my hospital experience....I will write more when it is comfortable to sit in one place for more than a few minutes at a time!