56 In Life

Thanks… I’m hangin’


Hello Rovers.

Thanks for your prayers… I’m hanging in there! So far I’ve had minimal swelling but several lovely vomiting episodes…. ouch and eeeewww! Trying to keep my soft & cold food down. Rover loves that I’m in my bed. He thinks it’s hilarious and runs back here in his red keds so fast and when he gets to the door he laughs uncontrollably and then stands at the side of the bed until I lift him up to join me. Then he plays with the telephones.

I know you already know this, but television totally stinks. So does my breath.

Instead of tv I’ve been browsing and thinking about…

rabbit fabric Easter baskets {better hop on that}

making myself some clothes from Justin’s closet

making JM some pants from Justin’s t-shirts

Erin’s oh so beautiful and simplistic vintage kitchen, the harvest gold cabinets, and the sink, oh the sink!

I’ve also been itching my face, {must be the percocet}, slightly drooling and brief episodes of profuse sweating followed by vomit. Wish you were here!

PS- I think I behaved myself post-op. If not, thank goodness for HPPA… what happens in recovery stays in recovery.

PSS- I’ve also been thinking about real food. Mmmmm…

Thanks again for your prayers… I seriously think y’all are the best.

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  • Devon
    March 26, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    Glad you are hanging in there. If it makes you feel better–you look great! Can’t even tell you’ve been making friends with your bathroom.

    Have you seen Modern Family? It’s on hulu.com. I have to say that it’s the only show that causes belly laughs in our family. Perhaps a good way to pass the time?

  • E @ Oh! Apostrophe
    March 26, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    Hang in there, lady! That Rover sure is adorable 🙂

  • Denise
    March 26, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    I agree, you look amazing! Precious picture of the two of you! Hope you will feel better real soon!

  • Molly
    March 26, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    such a cute picture! glad you are among the living!

  • kristen
    March 26, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    glad you are surviving!… and do you watch 30 rock? oh yeah – you don’t do tv. well, very funny episode about recovery room last week – check it out on the internet if you need time to pass.

  • alisa
    March 26, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    How does one look that good after visiting the “bathroom”?

    I’m glad it hasn’t been too bad. I hear the anesthesia is what will get you in the tummy area. I actually just had a local numbing shot and it wasn’t too bad. Of course after the mind numbing infection I had in my tooth nothing would seem too bad. I was just glad to get the thing out!

    Like someone else said, if you aren’t doing good in a couple days, call them Dr. office back and demand to be seen again. Dry sockets won’t go away on their own and drugs really don’t help since it’s basically an exposed nerve.

    Continued prayers for your recovery!

  • mandy
    March 26, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    Cute picture…you don’t look swollen and awful like I did! So glad for you…I love red keds…my big boy has some too and I think they are just too precious! Hopefully you will feel better this weekend! Try and have a good one! Mandy

  • beth
    March 26, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    so glad you are done with the procedure. At least you get to enjoy being in bed for a few days!

  • Sarah
    March 26, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    Gees Louise – I’m in love with that sink! I think that top created from a man’s shirt is also pretty great!

    You look so connected to the world with your two phones and computer! Glad you are feeling well!


  • Samma
    March 26, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    I’m glad to see you do not have the squirrel with a mouth full of nuts look I was sporting after widom teeth removal! I’m sorry about the puking though. I recently had to have an endoscopy, and when I was coming out of the anthesia I very worriedly asked the nurse (as if she was the only one who could hear me) if I had tooted during the procedure. Gah- turning red just thinking about it!

  • monique
    March 26, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    so glad that you are feeling well! my prayers are with you as you continue to recover…and that sink!

  • RookieMom Whitney
    March 26, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    What a beautiful blog you have. I want to move right in.

    I’m glad you tried out the kids pants tutorial on RookieMoms.com. I would love to see pictures of the ones you made!

    What kind of car are you driving with those three carseats in the back? I am convinced I cannot fit a third, but would love to be able to offer to pick someone else’s kid up from school.

  • beki
    March 26, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    How in the heck do you look so glamorous while laying in bed???

  • andi
    March 26, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    Glad you are doing well!

  • JJ
    March 26, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    So glad you are doing so well. That little one looks like good meds for his mamma.

  • Abbie
    March 26, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    When I had my wisdom teeth out (eons ago in high school), my favorite treat was a Wendy’s frosty and some fries. I would scoop the fries in the frosty for a sweet/salty mix.

  • jesslee
    March 26, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    sending feel better wishes your way!

  • M
    March 26, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    Good luck with your recovery! In case you get sick of milkshakes all day every day, may I suggest some room temperature mashed potatoes when you feel up to the challenge? They tasted divine to me after 4 days of sweet stuff :).

  • Amanda
    March 26, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    I hope you get better soon…vomiting is no fun! Ever try Phenergan?? I always have some of that on hand. It is a lifesaver.

  • Jennifer
    March 26, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    Aw! Hope that you feel better Darby! That little Rover of yours just makes me smile…and the thought of him thinking that it’s like the best thing EVER that you are stuck in bed is adorable. lol 🙂

  • Susan
    March 26, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    Glad you are doing so well! I agree, you look great. Praying that the nausea soon subsides and that you are up and about. Your children are so precious!

  • the domestic fringe
    March 26, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    Hope you feel better soon! Your little guy is a cutie.


  • kristy
    March 26, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    You look fantastic and I hope you continue to feel better! Such a cute pic of you and Rover!

    ps — i envy your tan! 🙂 such beautiful skin color! and it’s not even april!

  • melissa stover
    March 26, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    stop all that vomiting! that’s how i got my dry socket. love that easter basket. doubt i’ll try it though.

  • hannah
    March 26, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    Hang in there… i totally understand! i think the only thing i could eat last year was cheap vanilla yogurt and real coke (both things of which i don’t normally have…)
    Prayers for healing and for just simply feeling better…

  • hannah
    March 26, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    i meant real coke as in coca cola that is not diet…

    anyways… how do i edit a comment?

  • Amanda @ Serenity Now
    March 26, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    Feel better soon! Percocet does make your face itch (yuck!)…it also made me have weird dreams about singing cats. :s

  • Kerri H.
    March 26, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    Hang in there, Darby! I haven’t read all of the other post’s comments, but my advice is to persevere with the Advil if you can hold it down. That helped with my swelling SO much.

    Also, Jello Jigglers were fun and easy to eat and I’m sure your kids would love to make you some. I threw all nutrition out the window when I had my surgery.


  • Libbe
    March 26, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    just make sure you swish that walt water to prevent dry sockets. Just went through it with my teenager

  • Libbe
    March 26, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    walt water?? I meant salt water….

  • lizziefitz
    March 26, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    You look gorgeous ! I wouldn’t ,couldn’t look like that on a good day. Hope you feel better.

  • Melissa (melissab74)
    March 26, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    You look great! No chipmunk cheeks like I had! Hope you’re feeling better soon!

  • Kate
    March 26, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    Hope you start feeling better really soon! :0)

  • Nanny
    March 26, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    You may not feel good,,,,but you look great!!! Take it easy! I do hope the food stays down,,,,yuck!

  • Leslie
    March 26, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    I second watching Modern Family… it has the hubs and I cracking up every. single. week.

  • a
    March 26, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    When I had my wisdom teeth out just a month after our wedding, my sweet husband made do the ice pack routine–30 minutes on, 30 minutes off for the swelling. (He’s in the medical field.) He also had me stop taking the precription pain meds, because they were making me vomit. Aleve to the rescue…and no more puke. Good luck!

  • Melissa Richie
    March 26, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    Since I wasn’t puking with my wisdom teeth…I really enjoyed the process 🙂

    I watched all of Anne of Green Gables and Anne of Avonlea. It was amazing. Such wonderful childhood memories re-lived with the aid of pain meds. Nice.

    Hope you keep feeling better!

  • janet
    March 26, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    The vomitting can be due to the percocet. Some people just cannot tolerate it. If you are still in pain ( which should be subsiding by now) ask the doctor for tramadol. It is less likely to make you puke, and is great for post-op pain without making you feel loopy. I personally had 4 dried sockets when I had mine out. It felt more like, “I should be feeling less and less pain as the days go by…. but it still feels like the same kind of pain.” So if you feel this way , go back to the oral surgeon to make sure it it NOT dried sockets. They can “pack” them and help them on their way to start the healing process.
    Good luck! I hope you are feeling better real soon.
    That picture of you and your little guy is precious!!!!

  • Victoria
    March 26, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    Was just fixing to post the exact thing that Janet above me said. My sister had surgery and was vomiting constantly afterwards until she stopped taking the pain meds! Once she realized it was the pain meds and stopped them she was fine.

    Glad you are on your way to feeling better!

  • Dianne
    March 26, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    So glad the procedure is behind you. You look like you are doing great! Funny you should mention Erin’s sink…my mom’s house has the exact same one. It’s original to the house…over 60 years old! Washed many a dish in there. 🙂

  • sloan
    March 26, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    prettiest post-teeth-pulling patient i ever saw … hang in there! hope you’re feeling 100% soon …

  • Susan
    March 26, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    Bless your heart! my oldest child had all 4 of them done in January! He was soooo out of it! But, he never did get sick! I’ll be praying!

    And, you look great to have been through that! 🙂

  • Cait
    March 26, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    oh that’s not fun! I had jaw issues my entire life. The doc said that removing my wisdom teeth wouldn’t help a bit. I guess docs are wrong sometimes, because I haven’t had one issue (knock on wood) with my jaw cracking like it used to since getting my wisdom teeth removed. Just thought i’d share that glimpse of hope with you!

    LOVE the pictures of your sweet kiddos on your last post. they are just too, too precious.

  • Melanie Gore
    March 26, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    Glad you’re doing pretty good. Sorry about the vomiting. THAT is one thing that I just can’t stand to do or hear. My poor son (who will soon be 16 yrs. old) use to have to help himself to that. I would just help him after the matter. Bad mom:(

    Feel better soon.

  • rhonda
    March 26, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    hang in there! And I second changing the pain meds, and phenegren. I’ve had 2 csections, then another surgery- what worked before did NOTHING for the pain and made me sick. Changed the med and it was (relatively) easy street.

    keeping you in my prayers!

  • M!cKeY
    March 26, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    Ok, I’m a little worried Justin is not going to have any clothes left when you get out of bed and back in the swing of things, I’m thinking you and the kids will be wearing all of them! lol
    –I never post a comment on here…so feel loved! 🙂 I still cant believe how good you look! I would hate you if I didn’t like ya so much! I hope you did good the rest of the evening, and that Justin waited on you hand and foot. 😉 (you didn’t call…so I’m guessing you did ok) ttyl Keep Resting!

  • elizabeth
    March 26, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    so not fair that you look that good when you’re sick! feel better soon!

  • Bonnie
    March 27, 2010 at 8:12 am

    I think everyone is giving good advice. Leave off the Percocet and take Tylenol. Percocet makes my head crazy!

    Enjoy all the milkshakes. I bought every flavor ice cream and made homemade shakes for my teenagers going through this. The ice packs and salt rinse were prescribed for us too.

    Your blog is so enjoyable. You have such a beautiful family.

    Get well soon but enjoy the pampering! Mothers don’t get it often.

  • shannon
    March 27, 2010 at 8:28 am

    Seriously, I love your blog and the way you write! But it’s not too fair that you can have surgery, get the sickies, and look better than I look on my best of days 🙂 Hope you continue to heal. P.S. Don’t you just love snuggling with baby boy! Life is good!
    Shannon 525baxter.blogspot.com

  • LeAnn
    March 27, 2010 at 8:39 am

    oh no! so sorry you have been vomiting- that’s the worst! maybe your doc could call in some Zofram for the nausea… works great and won’t make you groggy…

  • Maren
    March 27, 2010 at 10:49 am

    Can you please pass along details on how you made that swing shirt? So cute, but I need help. Still a beginner as sewing! Hope you are healing well!

  • Kathy
    March 27, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    Good to hear you are hanging in there! The pain meds might be the culprit of the nausea. Maybe extra strength tylenol instead?

  • Jessica
    March 27, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    WoW! you look great, no swelling. I had Codeine for the pain and it made me vomit and i had one get infected, so make sure you are cleaning them really well. It looks like you are taking good care of yourself, or Justin is. So cute that Rover is such an entertainer.
    Take care!

  • Shireen
    March 27, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    Oh, Darby,
    I hope you’re doing BETTER today! Since I just got an email from you, I’m assuming you are a little better??? Thank you for the comment.
    I promise I would never have let anyone take a picture of me after I had my wisdom teeth pulled! I looked like a chipmunk for FIVE days! I was much younger, and I remember my mom bringing me fruity popsicles. 🙂
    Love to yall this Easter season. I pray you get WELL sooner and sooner so that you can enjoy life out of the bed! 🙂

  • Whitney Walker Alexander
    March 29, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    You always have the cutest tanks on. And your sister always has cute tanks on, too. I’m jealous!!

  • Kerry
    March 30, 2010 at 8:50 am

    Wow, Darby, I’m just catching up here. Glad you’re beginning to feel better. The holes will fill in. 😉 I did want to mention (as I think someone else did), that I don’t think you should have had to go through the nausea. If you ever have to have another procedure of any kind or have to take pain killers, be sure to mention that you need phenergan to prevent nausea. So sorry you had to go through that. I had mine (I only had three, but they were all impacted) taken out in my early twenties, with only novocaine and then ended up with dry sockets (all three). The most painful experience! A little like reliving my birth experience (that didn’t go so well either 😉
    Anyway…. glad you’re doing okay.