I apologize for no written content before week, but I have been in the inner depths of hell (slight exaggeration). To say my pain on times 2 and 3 was excruciating would be an understatement. It was so bad! Not merely do my incisions harm, I had really bad gas pains in my chest and back again. The nausea I experienced was also really bad and I used to be petrified of nausea because I didn’t want to make my stomach hurt any further.
Luckily I was able to use relaxational respiration to avoid myself from being ill to my abdomen. Like I above said, my pain has been really really bad. I thought that day one would be the worst from it, and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t feeling a little smug day one thinking “if this is the worst of it, I am flying high!”. Trust me, it wasn’t the most severe of it.
For some reason, these have been burning up and scratching constantly, causing me to feel a slight bit nauseous every time I look down to make sure they are okay. I thought they would be. 3) Muscular pain: It has definitely been the most severe kind of pain. While I know that the doctors didn’t cut some of my abdominals, it really feels that way. On days 2 and 3, I had been struggling to lift myself up from a lying to seating position because I didn’t have any strength in my stomach muscles.
- 2 Eggs, cooked, scrambled
- The Ninety Nine Restaurant – Open 11 a.m.-11:30 p.m. on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day
- 1999 Ronnie Coleman Classic – 1st place
- Pre-op lab exams
- Infectious 1. Septic arthritis of the hip
Fibromyalgia pain: Unfortunately this surgery has triggered my fibromyalgia to flare up. My back has been painful extremely, and unlike the other pain that can be somewhat helped with heavy pain medication (I have already been trying not to take much, however), the fibro pain is continuous and doesn’t disappear completely. Week contains full fluids The first, which in all honesty is fine beside me just.
I haven’t been very starving, and have actually experienced a fair bit of nausea every right time I have something to eat. My favourites in this week have been cranberry juice, popsicles, unsweeted passion tea over ice, and Yop (a yogurt drink). Today, I move onto to the pureed (or mushy) stage which includes things such as apple sauce, scrambled eggs, low fat pudding, yogurt and cottage cheese. I am really excited to be able to eat some ‘real food’ again, but am also really nervous to see how these food types will decrease (and if they will stay down). I am happy to say that by yesterday I am down 14lbs (since the start of my pre-op diet).
Unfortunately on Wednesday, A bit was had by me of a scare. My sister and I were from a quick shopping trip (my first proper attempt at getting out of the home), after i started feeling like I couldn’t breathe properly. My upper body was extremely painful and limited, which makes it hard to catch my breath.
We went to the er, where they got me a bed immediately, offered me some pain medication (morphine is my new best friend), and do some bloodstream work and x-rays. When the physician returned to the area to tell me I tested positive for blood clots, I was freaking out.
Luckily, he provided me a go of blood thinners (in my own stomach), and purchased some tests for the very next day. I posted a video of my hospital experience yesterday (including a call I made to my parents once i wasn’t able to breathe very well). I realize that many people think this is too personal, and question why I would post such a video on the internet.