Dec 03, 2010Surgery was Monday. I don't remember a thing! When I woke up, I felt totally run over and I remember asking my husband what time it was. I guess the surgery from the time they wheeled me back to get ready and the time I woke up was about 4 hours. The surgery was only about 2.
I had a lot of naseau the first day or two. But it went away since I've been home. I didn't have a lot of pain which was a pleasant surprise. I didnt realize the only pain meds I was getting was when I pushed the morphine button, and I didn't need it that much. Turns out the morphine was making me queasy, so I was glad when they took it away from me and gave me the Lortab. The drain tube coming out wasnt nearly as bad as I had feared. They took it out before I went home so I don't have to deal with it now.
I came home Wednesday afternoon. Took my lortab and went to sleep! I've been trying my hardest to get in liquids but it's slow going. It took me 1 /1/2 hours to drink an 8 oz protein drink. And it took two sittings to eat 1/2 a pudding cup. I've been drinking crystal light which has been great for when I have to crush my meds and swallow it. The flavor kills the taste of the meds fortunately!
I'm trying to do everything the doctors said to do. I want my recovery to go as smoothly as possible. I had a fever in the hospital of about 100.5 which is high for me. Since I've been home my temp has been in the 99s, so I'm just watching it. Also watching my blood sugars. It was a little bit high in the hospital so they had to give me insulin. Wasn't too happy about that. But they'd been pumping me full of sugar water, so I'm not surprised my sugars were high. Since I've been home, my numbers have been fine, I'm happy to report.
Well, what else can I say? I'm doing my best and I'm feeling pretty ok. I cant wait until the stiffness and bloating go away and I feel like myself again. I will go back to work at 2 weeks out, so we'll see how it goes!