So I got home from the hospital a couple hours ago. I quickly took a long shower and reapplied a bandage to one laproscopic wound where my drainage thingy was.
I'm a little dizzy and disoriented from so many hours in a hospital bed, and not being in such a well lit place with lots of sunlight.
I bought an ice-t from Starbucks at the hospital, and in 2 hours haven't even drank half of it..not able to!
Dr. Sampath told me this morning that the first couple of weeks, you really want to take it easy...drink fluids slowly with the gas trapped inside of you and the swelling. Some people, he said, eat too much early on, and actually bust their staples before they even heal.
The pre-op liquid diet helped physically and mentally prepare me for this stage.
I think it'll probably be winter by the time I start eating meals again.
I'm surprised there isn't much pain though. Last night, I stopped taking my painkillers and i'm not feeling that differently.