- HEALTH TRACKER
Try to stop worrying. I am 1.5 weeks out and still getting the fluid or food is a struggle. Cooper's Mom is righ****ch your urine. If there are little or no signs of dehydration keep trying to get the fluids in. The liquids have gotten better for me but it was well over a week before I noticed a real difference. I did use a straw just because it was easier for me not to gulp and I found I was able to get more in that way. Remember that all your 'other' food at this stage counts as liquids (well most of it anyways). Have you had a BM yet? There could be some build up there that needs to get out (pardon the gross factor). I sent my NUT an email last week and he was way more focused on just getting fluids than anything else, I certainly am not hungry in any way shape or form but am looking forward to being able to chew something in a few days...lol
Oh P.S. I also found that sitting straight up helps a lot.
Keep up the good work!
Well, that was a bit more than i bargained for! Surgery was Tuesday morning at 10 am. Apparently the stapler had a malfunction and didn't close on the second set. Things were "tricky" I was told and there was some mention of weird anatomy (I need to get more info on the when I see Dr. K). Long story short, had a rough go for a few days and was in hospital until this morning. Things are slowly improving but still having lots of pain and still no miraculous BM (I know TMI). Can't say that I regret it but sure did make me ask why...lol. Here's hoping recovery is less than eventful, I still have my drain in and will have that removed Monday or Tuesday I believe. Thanks for all the well wishes and sorry I wasn't able to get to all of you to return messages.