Melissa posted an update:
It is so wonderful to have heard from so many of you. Yes, this is
Melissa, in the cyberflesh. I am happy to report that I am doing
well. I wasn't able to sleep very well last night, due to noise,
not pain. I was serenaded by the loud doppler machine noise from my
new biliarry ducts. Amazing noise that I am grateful for but I will
not miss it tonight. In fact I am happily removed from many tubes.
I am down to two IV access lines, a urinary catheter, two drains
and oxygen as needed. My pain is at a tolerable level and I am
surrounded by my loved ones, some in person, and many of you
through this web site. I have been moved off the CCU and into the
room that I will stay in until I am discharged from the hospital.
The staff here is wondeerful, I am well cared for and at the rate I
am progressing at I hope for a speedy recovery. The first part of
April's day today did not go well due to pain, but they have
changed her medication and is now doing better. She has also been
moved off the CCU to the post transplant unit with me. We are both
doing as we are told be our nurses and doctors and plan to continue
to do so. I will send another update tomorrow. Right now I am going
to nap while the family enjoys a complimentary movie. Thanks again
for the well wishes.