Saturday, June 22, 2013
My surgery was at about three Wednesday afternoon. It was more complex than my doctor anticipated (lots of adhesions), and I bled about 50% more than normal. But the oral pain meds were enough to manage my post-op pain. (I gave up the button that let me self-medicate with IV narcotics. Using it meant wearing a CO2 monitor. The monitor beeped every time I started drifting off to sleep.)
I came home around noon Thursday. I've spent most of the time sleeping and watching TV. I felt occasional twinge of pain in my belly. Far and away, the worst pain was my shoulder: it had me crying out in pain. I adjusted my meds to one dose every six hours, and a half-dose three hours later. No more shoulder pain, and I can do my prescribed deep breathing.
We walked to the mailbox last night. I'm up every few hours, so I'm walking around the house a lot. The Hubs is doing great. He won't let me carry anything heavier than a glass of water. He goes back to work Monday, and I am sure I'll be ready.
I haven't had a single hot flash. The doctor wrote a prescription for HRT, but reminded me the results of the biopsy will dictate if HRT is appropriate. However, she said there was no sign of malignancy in my belly.
So far, it's all good news. I weighed myself, and up to 199 pounds (!!!), but I am sanguine about that. I believe I'm retaining a lot of water. I haven't eaten a lot. That weight is not indicative of anything right now.