How I'm Doing So Far

Friday, September 24, 2010

Day two post op

I'm starting to feel human again. The gas is still working its way out. I've been burping pretty much non stop since recovery room. But last night Dr Diggiss told me to get some liquid gravol to help with the nausea and help me sleep. I got in a few good hours before gas build up forced me awake and up for a bit. Took some more gravol and had a bit more sleep - probably should have upped the dosage since the liquid form is for children.

Still no real pain from any of the incision points. I'd post a pic, but mine are all covered up with bandages and tape so really nothing to see yet. Those don't come off until I see Dr D on Monday morning for my follow up.

I'm taking in more liquids today after nothing more than about a cup and a half over the past 2 days. Critical to get the liquids in so I'm doing my best.

Absolutely no hunger still which surprises the heck out of me. Will be thrilled if that keeps up at least until I graduate to full liquids which should be mid next week.

Just washed my hair with a no-water shampoo I discovered a few weeks before surgery. I have super oily skin and hair so not being able to shower and wash it was going to drive me nuts. at least now i feel a bit more clean.

Definitely feeling more up to walking around today than i had before so just puttering around the house. it's way too hot to venture outside just yet, plus until i'm getting in more and more liquids i really don't want to chance it.

ok. back to recuperating..

oh - and to everyone in chicago - HAVE A BLAST!!!!


amandakiska said...

I am so glad you're recovering.

It is always interestingto see the different policies and procedures from surgeon to surgeon. The hospital where I had my surgery had me up and showering the next morning. I don't think I would have liked going without much!

Keep resting and enjoy not being hungry!

Catherine55 said...

Welcome to Bandland!! So glad everything went OK!