My thyroid surgery went well on the 22nd. I had a drain in immediately after surgery, and they needed to check my calcium serially to determine that I didn't have parathyroid issues, so I stayed overnight. The surgeon was in bright and early the following morning to pull the drain and report that the calcium levels were ok, so I was able to head home by 10:30 or so.
I didn't have very much pain, but it was uncomfortable to eat and swallow for a couple of days. We decided to go ahead with Christmas dinner with my parents on Christmas day: beef tenderloin, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, tossed salad with mandarin oranges and cranberries, and a flaming plum pudding for dessert! The girls enjoyed opening their presents in the morning.
|It took a while to get pictures...|
|Girls & Stella in their Christmas jammies|
L turned 11 on Tuesday. She helped me make the ice cream on Monday (Chocolate Hazelnut), and the cake on Tuesday morning (Tres Leches.) We went out for Indian food with my parents that evening, and then returned for cake and ice cream (delicious) and presents. I think she had a good time!
We got about 3+ inches of snow overnight last night. The girls, Stella & I spent a couple of hours playing in it this morning.
|J and her Snow Totoro|
|L and her Snow Fort|
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you all!