Thank you everyone for your prayers, it has been a long few days but I am home and recovering from my total thyroidectomy. My husband and I arrived at the hospital at 12:30 for a 3 pm surgery on Thursday and sat for a long time. My surgery did not happen until 7:45 pm. The surgery was supposed to be 3 hours and took 4 1/2 due to the size of my thyroid and all the blood vessels that had to tied off. Needless to say it was a long day for everyone with me finally in a room post op at 2:30am. Thank goodness for all the family to help care for the kids. I went into this thinking the longest I would be at the hospital is 2 nights I was there until Sunday morning (3 nights). Well I am finally home and have a much longer recovery than anticipated. No lifting more than a gallon of milk for 8-10 days and no more than 20 pounds for 2-3 weeks. That means no lifting my kids which is very difficult. Thank you for all of your prayers I am healing nicely now I just want to be able to hold and cuddle my kids the way I want. The shoe carnival will keep going as scheduled and more things will come back as I get more energy. Now it’s back to sleep I go, thanks again for all your prayers.
About Ellen Peppercorn
Hi my name is Ellen Peppercorn and I am a 34 year old happily married mom to 5 little girls living in Columbus, Ohio. My husband, my five girls and my faith are the most important things in my life, they are my world! After starting That Chic Mom (formerly Thrifty & Chic Mom) eight years ago I am happily blogging daily here about all of the things I love… fashion, beauty, family, cooking and all the products that help me be a better mom or make my life easier as a mom.