June 16, 2012

Day 2 Post-Op...

Or is this Day 1? Eh, I'll say Day 2.

So, how do I feel? Well, getting out of bed this morning was a huge hassle. I was glad that my little contraption with my couch pillows works to keep me elevated all night, and I didn't turn on to my side. I got about six hours of straight sleep after dozing all day yesterday. Actually sitting up and sliding out of bed was not fun at all, though. There's a lot of soreness on my belly, still around my port area. The gas pain isn't so bad anymore, but the stinging pain around my incision when I bend to sit up/sit down really hurts. I took some pain-meds pronto because I'm a whiny baby and hate pain.

I hope some of this eases off in the next 48 hours, because I have class Monday morning, and I'd like to have as little difficulty as possible. It's a really long walk from the parking lot to my Calculus II class, and it already took its toll on me prior to surgery. Well, I guess I'll see how that goes.

Other than that, I've just been relaxing at home. I'm ashamed to say, but I've been prolonging my shower, lol. I'm scared of the outcome, but I'll get my butt in there here shortly. Then, I go back to walking for 15 mintues every two hours. Also, I'll take my Nexium and gall bladder meds for the first time today. I hope I don't have problems with those.

Yesterday, I had some sips of chicken broth. After that, my tummy felt really full, and made me uncomfortable. Right now, I don't feel hungry, but my stomach grumbles like I do. I wonder if that's just the gas moving?


  1. I'm so happy to be your very first follower :) Hang in there...recovery is the time to heal and be good to yourself.