Today has been the 1st day I felt up to sitting at the computer. I was in the hospital for 6 days. Had some complications from over sedation and needed a blood transfusion on day 2. Had 3 days of almost constant nausea that was hard to control. I rented a hospital bed and thank god I did. I am up and walking several times a day around my house. Also the longest I sat up was an hour and a half and paid for it. I am taking Percocet 10mg every 4hours. I was unable to tolerate muscle relaxers or medication for nerve pain. After my surgery they had to give me Narcan to wake me up. I am very sensitive to pain meds. They gave me a PCA but I only used it 3 times. I went without pain meds for almost 36 hours before I could tolerate the oral meds. It was tough. Showering takes a lot out of me. My husband Mark has been there every step and helps me whenever I need it. He took a few weeks off of work to be with me. I have a nice 6 or 7 inch incision. The steri strips are starting to fall off. I have 1 staple where the JP drain was. And let me tell ya that hurt when the stapled that shut!!! Yikes.
I am having nerve pain down my left leg. The doctor said that will get better with time. I have my 1st post op appt next Thursday. I am only able to sleep 3 or 4 hrs at a time so I sleep whenever I can. Everyday a little better.
Thanks for all the prayers,