Jan 16, 2019
1-14-19 Surgery went well, they found a very tiny Hiatal hernia which they elected not to repair because it was so small and it had not been giving me any problems. I was in recovery a bit longer than normal because my pulse was weak after surgery. I guess my blood pressure dropped during the surgery. Upon waking I asked for pain med immediately but they could not give it to me until I was stabilized and breathing well on my on. Once I was given pain meds in recovery everything went smooth.
I was moved to my room (which was huge and I just posted pictures) and within 2 hours I was up walking around the hall. I have been able to drink 1 oz of liquid (water, G2, chicken broth) easily and keep it down with no issues. I have been burping a lot and have a lot of pressure in my chest from the gas. Have not had to ask for any pain meds since coming out of recovery. I was afraid things would taste funny to me but so far everything I have drank taste the same as before.