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motherof9 13 years, 10 months agoI've been in the hotel for two days, now. It's kind of boring but I do need to rest. Often I turn on the TV to have noise. There are several English with Portuguese subtitled movies on. I do get quite a variety of movie channels like HBO. I'm not terribly uncomfortable. The incision stings especially if I sneeze or cough. Not fun. I got so tired of showing my belly to so many people that last night I told my doctor I promised to show him mine if he first showed me his hair and all! I'm glad I brought a used Portuguese dictionary. I've met a 28 year old Brazilian woman here with her mother. She had surgery the same day as me. She speaks some English and with the dictionary and the little bit of Spanish I know we understand each other. Some words are the same Spanish/ Portuguese but the pronunciation is different. When I use the dictionary I have a Spanish accent. Imagine that! I'm in a very big city (over 2 million). It looks very much like down town SA. Mostly stucco some brightly colored, and red tiled roofs. There is constant traffic right out side my window day and night. I've met all sorts of people. Most are leaving soon so they have showered me with food. I have a small'dorm'fridge and it's stocked with jello, yogurt, and things. My Brazilian friend, Gizzellie (pronounce the G as the French would) brings me home made soup from her mother. I went to their room yesterday and her mother had on cleaning gloves and was scrubbing the place down! They brought dish towels and all. We do have a few dishes and a two burner stove, microwave. There's a North American box that's available to any American/Canadian. It has a blender and coffee maker. I haven't seen the box so not sure what all but I do have the blender and coffee maker I want to thank all of you for posting your words of encouragement. It was very hard to leave behind all I know and come here alone. To Sharon Rodriguez(hope I got that right) all you need to do to be a SADS 'member' is show up. How hard can that be? I'd love to meet you. Our next 'meeting/lunch' is Oct.17th, Salt Grass-I 10 and Huebner some where around there @11:00. Please try to come. Any other SA area Dsers are welcome. Linda
Kbuckley 13 years, 10 months agoLinda, Hope you are up and moving about soon - glad to have you on the loser's side of the bench. Have a good recovery and safe travels back. Kathy
LadyDi9080 13 years, 10 months agoLinda, Here's to your speedy recovery! In a week or so, take the train ride into the rain forest and to the ocean. It is great. Have Anna the cab driver pick you up there and bring you back to the hotel via the scenic tour. Hug Dr. M for me. Just think of how different your life will be in one year! Now, just take it easy and heal. Things will get better! Dianne from FL
jane_w 13 years, 10 months agoWa-hay Linda. From here it just gets better and better. You're going to LOVE your DS. So glad everything went well for you, here's to your sparkling new future.
[email protected] Lola @~~ 13 years, 10 months agoI'm thrilled to hear that your surgery went well. Take good care of yourself and enjoy this time to rest and get better. I know I did. Those kiddos will be waiting when you get home! Give Dr M a big hug from me -- isn't he the BEST!
SCD1503 13 years, 10 months agoHow exciting! Congatulations on the revision! One day I hope to be a SADS Member and get to see your soon-to-be spectacular results in person! Luv Sharon
rayjean 13 years, 10 months agoWoo Hoo! Congrats on the surgery. Wishing you a speedy and uneventful recovery. RJ
stormy918 13 years, 10 months agoCONGRATS my true switch sister!!! Cant wait till you are back on the puter. WALKWALKWALK and sipsipsip
Kayla B. 13 years, 10 months agoCongratulations on being SWITCHED! WOO HOO!! Wishing you a quick recovery...
Karen E. 13 years, 10 months agoLinda, wishing you an uneventful recovery... you are in my thoughts and prayers...
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