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First thank you to Tonya for letting you guys know what was going on. I had no idea my 12 yr old even did that on myspace. I was very proud of her the way she even wrote (worded the message).
This is going to be long so I can get everything in. So if your not up to reading long posts, please just skip by it and don't complain
I got home Friday afternoon.
Surgery went well. 2hrs. They could find no veins so I had a cath in my right wrist 5 inches LONG. And a neck cath. All this done with no sedation yet as they could not get me any in time. Then boom out like a light.
Instead of ICU they sent me to recovery for 6hrs. I was wondering why my pain was uncontrolled during that period. A certain nurse hooked up the PCA and left the button laying on top of my head !!! :jawdrop: :jawdrop: She says "oh it automatically goes in your system" Ok hmmmm back to sleep I go. Still in pain. Nurse 2 says are you using your PCA? umm no do I have one. Yes here is the button push this. OMG My anthestoligist who was awesome even came and sat with me for a hour to keep a eye on me with my pain. How often does that happen. My poor family hubby could not even see me till I went to my room. They were so tired and worn out. Its so hard waiting and boring/uncomfortable. Ya all know that have done it.
Off to my room. No sleep for the 4 nights. Finally 2nd morning they upped the dilaudid to 4mg a hour in the PCA (I tthink thats how it works. Its was the max they could put in the pump) finally some relief pushing the button every 6 minutes. Whew trying to watch the clock on that much medication 8} 8} 8} @)
I developed a cough. Anyone with belly surgery knows that is the worst feeling of pain. At one point the breathing was so bad. Finally got a awesome nurse that hooked up a humidfire in my room . YEAH. ty. I had 3 good nurses the whole time I was there. That really cared what I had to say and what I needed. Not what they were told to do etc. Best kind the ones that tend to your needs.
1 bowel movement all week. OUCH they fed me so much suppositories, stool softeners and senna I should of had a cow. I come home and take 2 ducolax (which I asked for) and boom Terri was right again I went. DUHHH.
Pain control for home. Another nightmare on Elmstreet. I said 10mg oxycodone always works. Well we tried and it did not. So I asked how about trying 15 mg? "Well we don't have that dose" HUH U DUMB DUMB " I said 2 - 7.5mg tabs" That was a no go.
so they call in MS contin 15mg and 2mg Dilaudid pills. Now mind you the 2 nurses asked for Dilaudid pills for 2 days for me. UGGHHH again LISTEN DRS!! Not saying all drs are bad at all. But when you have the main dr or resident and 6 others (different each day mind you) things do not get done right.
So she said MS contin is going to make you dizzy in a little while ring your light for the bathroom. So I did. Did it work??? NO NO NO NO just like I thought. Then she gave me the dilaudid pill. I fell asleep for 3 hrs =D> Rolled over and went WOW this WORKED :O) Now if this was just listened to in the first place I would of been home Thurs morning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now problem is they only gave me a max daily dose of 6 pills. UGHH so I have to call Monday morning for more and have hubby pick up the script if they will even do that. Not sure. They will probably say I don't need them.
I have a 9 inch incision sideways on my left side. 38 staples. Not sure of the measurement of the other 2 incisons in the front of my legs. But 11 staples in the each of them. I am in alot of pain. I won't lie I'm not strong through this one. I would have 10 back surgeries over this one. I know after the staples are out and by the end of December I will feel wonderful. But the mental and physcial aspect of it is just unbelievable. The ones that have been through several surgeries, your body and mind gets used to them. But there is always that 1 surgery that takes the cake. This was the ONE. I'm still having a hard time breathing/taking breaths in etc. and have a horrible cough. Thinking bronchitis.
AWESOME SIDE OF THIS WHOLE THING no more leg pain at all. No numbness/tingling/severe pain NOTHING <:P <:P <:P My upper body down to my hips of course are still very painful but in some time that will go away. No tummy tuck darn it ~X(
Thank you for all the emails, PM's etc etc etc. I hope EVERYONE had a AWESOME Thanksgiving. Hit some great sales. Actually I like Black Friday better then Thanksgiving itself
) But this is the first year I missed both even the online shopping part. Wasn't in the mood. Thats why I did not post till just now. I just do not feel good enough to be on here. Give that a few days etc, and I imagine I will be up to answering posts etc. So I am not ignoring you.
Anyone that has surgery this week. I hope your home and doing well.
STEPANIE I know you were having a hard time hunny. Just like my first back surgery with pain control. I pray you are feeling just even a tiny bit better. I love ya pumpkin.
Ok this is long enough. I did read this over twice. I may have repeated myself, mispelled due to meds/ needing new glasses SERIOUSLY NEED new ones etc. But dilaudid is the bomb when you use lortab to WHEW :$ I) @) So I very sorry for that.
I love you all very very much. Enjoy the rest of your Holiday weekend.
Terri :X O:)