Ok so I never added much thought to these things, but as I am 1 week post op I am wondering, is there a better way.
Firstly, and to me most importantly, how do you "clean" after doing #2?
I came up with a unique method of seasawing a damp towel, reversing, then using a clean towel to ensure cleanlyness.
I am embaraced to say I do that lol but I honestly don't know what else to do, and the antibiotics are giving me somewhat loose 2's now even after eating yogurt and taking acidolpholus capsules.
I did violate my doctors orders today and showered, but over 1 week of no showering was driving me crazy. I wrapped myself with plastic wrap and it worked relatively well and I managed to get fairly clean.
The other question, where did you sleep/hibernate your first few weeks post op? I am stuck in a couch chair as far as sleeping/being comfortable goes, propped with pillows under, behind, and at the sides.
I have tried twice now to sleep in a bed, I tried a pillow top that sinks when I get and conforms; but I was in constant discomfort, felt pressure in my back not suture related. Then I tried my normal mattrees (with a small pillow top layer) and it felt to hard.
I can walk without much issue, I get sore after awhile but I the doctor told me to be a potato for the first week and I have been minus moving several times an hour as to not stiffen.
I am still draining a lot
so it's looking bad for my staples coming out, and looks like another round of antibiotics till the drainage stops. I am icing the incision every 30 minutes religously as of now as I desperately want my bi-daily showevers, and that would take care of the #2 issue
Thanks for any advice, these are things I shouldof asked before the surgery haha!