After surgery and running a fever.
on 7/20/13 1:24 am
I had surgery on Thursday afternoon, I haven't felt well all night. I can't get warm and have a headache. The nurse came in ad took my vitals. I am starting to get a fever. I really didn't have this in my plan. Did anyone else have this problem?
I am also having problems with my eyes. I can't see anything close up, even with my glasses
The part about not being able to get warm is common. Loads of people find themselves very cold after surgery, myself included. If you're starting to get a fever, there is no better place to be than in the hospital where they can get you antibiotics right away. Hang in there.
A low grade fever is quite common right after surgery - I had it too. Like the previous poster said, they don't get concerned unless it gets high. I think it's the body's response to the trauma of surgery.
Now the headache. Having several previous surgeries, I know that I don't do well with Zofran (an anti-nausea medication). If you're on it, you might ask for a different kind, since apparently it's known for causing headaches. I suck at post-ops, since all the narcotics make me throw up, and Zofran gives me a migraine, and the rest of the anti-nausea meds just don't work! I usually ask them to switch me to straight Tylenol as soon as they can. A little discomfort is better than dry heaves and a migraine in my book!
I hope you get to feeling better - hang in there, in about a week you'll look at this as a distant memory and be able to start working on your long-term plans for health!
My hands and feet are constantly cold now post-op. It's a little weird! Also the fever is the body's natural response to post-surgical trauma.
on 7/21/13 4:57 pm