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.