Run over by a Volkswagen Bug

Surgery is over.

I had laparoscopic gall bladder surgery yesterday.

Today I feel like I’ve been run over by a Volkswagen Bug.

If you have the traditional gall bladder surgery you would feel like you’ve been run over by a Mack Truck.

The chatty 25-year-old in the next bed had gall bladder surgery a couple of hours before me.  Because of her age–and because she was comparing it to a C-section–it seemed like she’d been run over by a bicycle on training wheels.

I will get back to you all when the tire tracks don’t hurt quite so much.  (Of course with all your prayers and well-wishes and energy…that will probably be soon!  Thank you a million times for all the love.  I have never felt this much love in my whole life.)

About Kathy

I live in the middle of the woods in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Next to Lake Superior's cold shores. I love to blog.
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29 Responses to Run over by a Volkswagen Bug

  1. Dawn says:

    Glad you are on the mend!

  2. sonali says:

    yeaahhh.. 😀 feels good to know you’re done with the surgery, and surely you’l be perfect soon!! 🙂

  3. holessence says:

    Kathy – I’m tickled pink that even though you’ve had a nasty run-in with a VW Bug, you let us know that you lived to tell about it! I’m keeping you “zipped in the pod” until you let us know that the VW Bug has cried Uncle 🙂

  4. Michelle Bidwell says:

    Writing already? Rest Lady! Loving you and wishing you a speedy recovery.

  5. fountainpen says:

    Sent you BABY MOOSE pictures just to help
    you heal….little thing was saved twice
    and now safe…..just look at it and smile…

    Sending love and caring….


  6. quietpaths says:

    I am really glad to be reading this. Thank you for the update — so happy for you that it is over. Now get back to bed!!!

  7. Sue says:

    I’m so glad to hear that you’re home and resting. You are loved! ❤

  8. P.j. grath says:

    So glad it wasn’t a Mack truck, Kathy! Happy, speedy recovery!

  9. Susan D says:

    Ouchie! Being run over by a VW Bug sounds like no fun at all. I am overjoyed to see you blogging through the pain and so hope for hasty healing and recovery. Rest, be, mend, soak up the love, Love.

  10. Elisa's Spot says:


  11. Kathy I am glad to hear it went well even if you are wearing VW bug tire tracks at the moment… rest is good with lots of water to flush of the drugs and speed healing. You will be back to your own-self in no time. Inside Laurie’s pod should keep you cozy. Much warmth and love. Terrill

  12. Gerry says:

    Whew! Check that one off the to-do list. So, what are your plans for next week? I figure a little snowshoeing, maybe some folkdancing, taking a baseball bat to a VW bug . . . Glad to see the update, Kathy. You will feel so much better in just a little minute. Promise.

  13. photobyholly says:

    Glad that it’s all done, and here’s to a speedy recovery for you!! 🙂

  14. Colleen says:

    Kathy, I’m smiling and smiling and smiling!! And please let that wonderful family of yours spoil you silly for a few days 🙂

  15. Carol says:

    I am so glad it was just a VW Bug and not a Mack Truck! There are times that chatty people are not what I want to share my space with; isn’t it nice that you could go home where you can find a quiet place? And people who love you and will take care of you. Relax and enjoy your holidays – we can be patient.

  16. John says:

    Isn’t that just like you? If you’re going to get run over by something, it’s going to be something fuel efficient and environmentally friendly (with a double meaning to make it a useful literary tool!) 😉

    Hooray for Kathy! Hooray for the Doctor! Fie on the evil gall bladder (Boo, Hissss) Ok, I’ll stop I know this isn’t a Dudley Do-Right cartoon. Heal fast, allow yourself to be pampered! Hooray for Barry! Hooray for Kiah! ok, I’m stopping now …

  17. jeffstroud says:

    Good to hear your mending well! Sending Reiki ((())) and Love of course!

  18. Marianne says:

    So nice to hear from you, Kathy. Get well soon.

  19. OM says:

    Most excellent news!!!! I agree with Terrill about flushing out the drugs. IMO it’s mostly THOSE which can create the yukky physical effects, and they might not TOTALLY clear for 6 – 12 months,but percentage-wise, mostly soon!
    Underlining all those who say allow yourself to be pampered. If we were all there, you would be even MORE pampered!!!!!
    If I could photoshop a picture of a phoenix rising up with tire tracks on it, I would. DON’T LAUGH, it probably “only hurts when you laugh,” how cruel of me!!!
    Loving you,

  20. Dawn says:

    You are going to feel better by tomorrow! Sleep it off, drink lots of water (not at the same time!) and it will be better! Promise!!! So glad it went well.

  21. Karla says:

    I’m glad it’s over and you are back! 🙂

  22. Robin says:

    I’m so glad to hear it went well and that you are on your way to feeling better. 🙂

  23. OM says:

    “Every day in every way you are getting better and better!” Been thinking about recovery from surgery…. I of course cannot recommend anything because as the FDA has told us, only doctors know anything about such things, but I can tell you what I’ve read, haha. Zinc is a mineral intimately involved in tissue healing, and normal dosage for a healthy person is about 35 mg per day, many men take 50 mg. Zinc pill will make your stomach feel wretched unless you take it with enough food. (The FDA has not approved that statement.)

    And chlorophyll is supportive of the liver in detoxifying the body… so are vitamin C and protein…..

    Hope you are down to the bicycle-on-training-wheels-ran-over-you feeling today, LOL!!! I was really happy to hear you say you’ve never felt so much love. Soak it up, Baby! Get used to it! On behalf of us all !!!!

    Loving you,

  24. Kathy says:

    Dear Friends, I probably don’t have the energy to respond to each and every one of you personally–but THANK YOU so much for all the support and love and healing energy. You guys have been fantastic friends.

    And guess what–the young lady whom I thought felt like a bicycle ran over her? She told the nurse the next day–and I am not kidding you–that she felt like a Mack Truck ran over her. (Note to self #34343533: do not judge. Never judge. It can all be very deceiving.)

    Kiah has some cool photos on her camera. If they turn out, we’ll upload them into a blog today or tomorrow.

    Your slow-moving friend, Kathy

  25. Kathy says:

    P.S. Can you believe it? There were at least TWELVE drugs/narcotics in the anesthesia! It’s a wonder anyone can function after one of those “cocktails”.

  26. Reggie says:

    Sending much love and healing and cheerful thoughts – well done on going ahead with the surgery, as it sounds like you really did need it. It takes such courage to go under the knife, so to speak, so pats on the back! Now get plenty of rest – and we look forward to reading more about your life in the UP in the New Year. Lots of love!

    • Kathy says:

      Oh dear, Reggie, I DID try to avoid that knife! But, as I just told you on another comment, am feeling better each and every day. Blessings and hugs…

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