5 days post-op
Jul 11, 2010The day of surgery, I couldn't begin to tell you how nervous, excited and everything in between I was. I cried all the way to the operating room. When I come too after surgery, I cried from the pain. It wasn't anything like I had expected...it was much worse. Once I was able to get up and walk around and shower, I started feeling much better. And then come all the built up gas! I think thus far its been the worse thing about the surgery, though it is getting better. I'm day 5 post-op and am getting around a lot better. I still have quite a bit of pain on my left side, but I'm able to manage without taking the pain meds. I'm not sure if its the staples or on the inside, just feels like everything is pulling. It's been a challenge for me to drink the amount of water that I am supposed too. I take 2 sips and I'm full, and the gas is making me feel so bloated. But I am managing! I have a 1 week post-op appt. on Tuesday, will update again then.