Hi everybody in Shrubbery land, this is Nat's mom. She told me I could post a quick update to let you all know she lived through her surgery. :) Actually, I said "Do you want me to post an update?" and she said "Ooom..hooommph" and nodded...she's not really able to open her mouth enough to speak yet.
Everything went just fine, she's ensconced on the couch with all her favorite blankies and her stuffed zebra. She's in some pain, but she just got her first dose of the powerful pain medicine so that should get better fast. She had a lovely, tasty lunch of yogurt and Malt-O-Meal hot cereal. :)
Thanks to everyone for your prayers and encouragement. You helped her to be braver than she usually is. :) Ana, I really appreciate your idea about the frozen washcloths...I put several in the freezer this morning and they are helping a lot!
I imagine she'll be up and posting by tomorrow, even if only to keep me from messing with her blog.
Oh...Olivia Joy...you'll do fine! I had mine out in my mid-thirties and they had grown into the jaw bone so they had to do unspeakable things to get them out. I got by just fine afterward with only non-prescription stuff like Advil. You're far better off to get them out while you're young!