|Home safe thanks to mom! Feeling a bit dizzy here|
As to be expected, the first 24 hours after the surgery were pretty dreadful. What I do know for sure is that when I woke up my pain was somewhere over a 10 on the 0-10 pain scale. It was BAD. I literally just lay there trying to breathe deeply through it like the nurses were coaching me as they kept adding more IV pain meds till I got down to a 7 on the pain scale. Apparently, I wasn't breathing deeply enough which kept resulting in me drifting into a drug induced haze. Umm...so I apparently took a little longer in recovery than my first surgery, but luckily I didn't have any complications. The first night of sleep was terrible- I maybe got 2 hrs before the pain meds wore off and I woke up in crazy pain and eventually had to take some at 2:45 am. Luckily last night I got pretty decent sleep, what a relief!
Great surprise- after the first 4 hours or so, I haven't been nearly as nauseous as the first 24 hrs after my first surgery. I was taking the anti-nausea medicine as frequently as possible in January, which has the double wammy side effect of making you SUPER drowsy. You are already taking pain medicine every 4 hours like clockwork, which makes you drowsy, but this added medication makes you feel like you are barely able to keep your eyes open without tooth picks. We are talking out of control tired, people! Which is great right before bed, but not when you have to function on any normal level.
|Ding can get away with it easier!|
|See, I'm icing my arm, Dr. Ding!|
|Edible arrangements from the LM team!|
|Ding loves melon!|
Thanks to everyone for all the thoughts and prayers! I appreciate the love and support!