My Surgery Story
Mar 10, 2009Those of you who said it would feel like you got hit by a train ....that is a GREAT comparison! Wow! Where do I even start? Today is the first day I have been able to even stay awake and coherent for any length of time so I thought I'd post my story.
I went in for surgery a week from today. Some of you know I was really worried about breathing problems when I woke up because of my experiences with my band removal last year. UUGH! Let's just say I had those breathing problems x 5!!! I went through this entire thing with virtually NO pain medicine!!! They said the pain meds were affecting my breathing/oxygen saturation so I couldn't have anything but childrens' tylenol. I remember the first night, LITERALLY wanting to die. I mean of course I wanted to get through it but they couldn't do anything to take any of the pain away. I got severely winded just sitting up in bed. I had my mom and my husband there with me so that helped me SO much. I don't know what I would have done without them. I had to stay longer than expected and just got home Monday. I finally got my oxygen levels to low-normal but my breathing is still a big deal. I am trying my best to get it going again but it's a chore.
Where am I now? Basically scared....scared to eat or do much of anything! Nothing tastes good except for this white chocolate sugar free pudding my mom made me with the lactaid milk. Everything else is BLEAH! I'm scared to try anything because I don't want the gas pain/continuing diarrhea. I keep telling myself that my body is just trying to get used to my new plumbing....but then I think, "what if something is wrong and I don't know it?" I didn't have toooooo much pain yesterday but last night OMG! I have this gas pain (I guess) in my abdomen and the shooting pains were killing me! I didn't know what to do and I tried to walk around and get rid of it but it was pretty bad! I woke up this morning with the same problem so I am not sure what I am going to do about all that.
I have to hand it to those of you who have gone through this before me. It is HARD! You have all told me it will be worth it in the end so I am trusting that but right now I feel like such a whiney baby!!!