Hi ... Post op day six and I am home in my own bed happy after an hour of sleep and a happy dog at my feet. Couple of things: getting and out of the car is a bit challenging even with a rotating cushion to help and every bump made me wince.
Two - big shock at first .. I have come home with anticoagulant injections to do myself for six weeks! I have bruised very badly. Though the colour is changing to red from black and blue already. For somebody who freaks out at the sight of a needle, I did it first time this morning in the hospital with the nurse next to me and it was ok, really ok!
Yesterday I had a really tough day with all sorts of different aches and pains and total exhaustion which at least meant I also slept a lot. Sleep is my new best friend and I can see I should not try and resist it. Lots of painkillers to take pretty much as in hospital and I am going to keep a diary so I can see where and when I can reduce them. I can see how it would be a problem coming off them if I take them more than I need to. Still, don't want pain to build up either. Last thing is when I sleep, after an hour or two, I wake up in pain from the pressure of being on one position ... Find sleeping on my back easier than on my sides, and I haven't slept on my back for years!
Will update in a few days and please keep in touch ... Wishing everybody luck and a pain free days and nights .