It's been 4 weeks...
Sep 02, 2009Yup, it's been four weeks since I had my surgery. It sure wasn't fun but I got through it. I had a little scare with the Morphine right after surgery, but once they took me off of it and put me on something else my breathing improved and I started perking up. I really thought I was in trouble when my Saturation level went down into the seventies, but my daughter recognized that the more morphine I was given - the worse my breathing was. She imediately told the PA and they changed out my pain meds.... (It's always a plus to have a critical care nurse for a daughter!)
Anyway, I also had a drop in my hemoglobin and extensive bruising in the lower abdomen but now after a month I'm feeling really good and the bruising is slowly fading away.
I am very glad to say that I haven't been hungry at all! Yay for that aspect!!! And I haven't been sick to my stomach either, but I have gotten the sweats once or twice when I knew I had over eaten a little too much.
So, all in all I am now on track and feeling better every day.
I now weigh 326# for a total loss of 33 pounds. And the swelling has already disappeared in my bad leg! Another benefit of the surgery.
Well, that's all for now, and big hugs from Grand Blanc.
Grand Blanc, MI
Jul 23, 2009