3 Days Post-Op

Dec 12, 2010

I had my surgery on December 9, 2010.  I woke up in recovery feeling like complete crap.  I felt paralyzed, plus it felt like I couldn't catch a breath.  I was just wanting some quiet and all I heard was noise and laughing and cell phones...people having personal calls while I'm laying there feeling like I'm dying.  Well, I know it sounds dramatic, but it felt that way. 

Once I make it into the recovery room, I'm still tired and very, very groggy.  I hated feeling that vulnerable.  But, it is what it is.  I got up and walked, I guess it was a few hours after the surgery...that day was a blur.  The next day, I did the swallow test, to check for leaks.  I was good to go, but that stuff made me dry heave something fierce. 

I was feeling better each day, except for this horrible pain on my right side.  It was so frustrating and painful.  I was on pain meds, I was walking, I was doing what I was supposed to be doing.  Well, the day that I left, December 11, they took my drain out.  That was what was causing all that pain my right side.  It felt like a horrible muscle cramp...or like I pulled a muscle...it was intense. 

So, I get home in the evening, basically sipping on soup (which I couldn't finish a 1/4 cup...maybe had an 1/8 cup).  I could barely get any water in me at all.  I know I need to keep working at this, but I didn't realize just how hard it would be. 

I woke up today with my tushy being numb...not a good feeling.  I've been up and walking around, but it's still the same...fun times. 

My husband is trying to be helpful, but man does he ever stress...he thought I was bad.  I think he's realizing just how much work is involved with taking care of the household duties, animals, and the kiddos...not handling it too well, so I hope I get to feeling better real soon, so I can be back to "work". 

About the weight, at my pre-op appointment, back in November, my weight climbed up to 236...not a good thing.  The day of surgery, I was 229.something.  This morning, I was 225. 

Well, not much else to say.  I have to get off my bum and go walking. 


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