I survived surgery but holy hell no one prepared me for the pain directly after. I am still having pain and taking pain meds but those will run out tomorrow when I am 2 weeks post op. My surgeon said that my surgery was text book and he expected my recovery to be as well but I am struggling to get my fluids in and I do not feel hungry and the thought of eating makes me sick. Is this normal? The protein drinks I got are nauseating but I heard that sometimes happens so I am just gagging between drinks.
I go to see the PA tomorrow for a follow up and I plan on talking to him to find out why I am so tired. I get that I just had surgery and all but surely my lack of eating isn't affecting my energy. Any ideas what else it could be?
I thought I had prepared myself rather well for this but I guess not. I am not regretting the surgery don't get me wrong but I am just like whoa.
At one week out, I was drinking a protein shake a day. An ounce every few hours. I had a hard time with the water and drank an ounce every 15 minutes. By two weeks out, I could drink 4 or 5 ounces at a time.
I am sorry you are still having pain. That does not seem normal. Glad you have an appointment tomorrow. Let us know how things go.
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feeling tired is normal after any major surgery. Your body has just been through a lot of trauma, plus you're not taking in many calories to boot. It should get better and better from here on out - I think it was 6-8 weeks before I had my energy back.
re: not hungry and having zero interest in food - take full advantage of that. It's never going to be easier to lose weight than it will these next few months when you're never hungry and could care less about food. Unfortunately, for most of us, our hunger does come roaring back sometime within the first year. Things get a lot more challenging then. I wish I was one of those lucky few whose hunger never came back!!
sorry to hear about the pain. Most of us have little to no pain with these surgeries, but I know some people do.
Sounds textbook to me. Just keep drinking the water and walking as much as you can. The walking helps alleviate the pain. Hang in there this will pass quickly.
HW 299 SW 290 CW 139 GW 140 2/08/2019 OPERATION: Surgical Hernia with excision of total surface area of 55 x 29 cm of abdominal skin.
I'm right there with you. Surgery was 10/13 so I'm not quite a week out and I was NOT prepared for the level of pain. I did have a hiatal hernia so was told there would be a bit more pain but holy heck the last few days have been rough.
The first 12 hours after surgery I was at an 8-10 pain level and had a nurse *****fused me pain meds (even though they were ordered). I honestly wanted to die.
I am also not getting in more than 32oz of clear fluids and MAYBE 20g protein a day. I am not thirsty or hungry either.