Surgery Update... lots of details and whining!
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
So I finally decided to tough it out and sit here to write this blog.
I had my tubal ligation surgery on Friday. Everything went very well, surgery was a success.
When I woke up from the anesthesia, all I remember is crying and freaking out because I felt like I couldn't breathe, my incisions were hurting like he!! and I had pain under my right collar bone. The doctor was next to me trying to get me to calm down and explaining that they had just taken the breathing tube out and my throat was a little swollen but that I was breathing just fine. After a few minutes I started to calm down and got myself back together.
So I was in the recovery room for about 2 hours until they moved me to a small room with a reclining chair until I was ready to get up and go home. All in all, the hospital experience was very good. Nothing I can think of to complain about.
Got home and was still groggy and in a little pain but nothing too bad. As soon as we got home, I took my drugs (ibuprofen 800 and Percocet) and went to bed. Got up about an hour later and my wonderful hubby was preparing some soup for me. I was in the kitchen talking to him and started feeling a little funny. I felt a strong urge to vomit and when I got to the bathroom I felt like I was about to faint. I looked at myself in the mirror and was as white as the wall! I called DH and he took me to the couch and gave me some sugary drink until I started to get some blood back to my brain. That is the effect of Percocet on an empty stomach! Never again!!
After that, I ate some, rested, my BFF came over, hung out with her, slept some more, nothing really interesting. Next day wasn't bad either, a little bit of pain around the incisions, some more bloating, still bleeding quite a bit and very tired. NO Percocet that day! lol
Then Sunday came around and I started to hate life! Basically between Sunday and today, I've been sooooo miserable and just plain cranky! The bloating/gas has been out of control. Lots and lots of pain around my abdomen, and all the way up to my right collar bone and neck. I can't sit for too long, or stand for too long either. Whenever I shift positions, it's just pure agony. I feel like a balloon that's about to pop =( So much in fact that this morning I called the Dr and she asked me to come in. She checked me and said that everything looks fine and that I'm just dealing with the left over CO2 gas that they fill you up with for the surgery. She said that there's very little I can do, except walk around a few times a day (and she yelled at me because I told her I went shopping with my mom most of the day yesterday lol) and lots of rest.
She also said I'm not allowed to do any strenuous exercise (ie Zumba) for 2 weeks. 2 WEEKS?!?!?! *sigh* that's NOT what I was anticipating. I guess I'll have to find a way to get some cardio in without using my abdomen too much (kinda hard right?)
Anyway, today the gas/bloating is not as horrible as it was yesterday, although I'm still miserable. I guess I'm used to being so active now that having to slow down because I'm in so much pain just makes me cranky. I can't stay put but I have to if I want to recover quickly so I can get back to my routine again!
Oh and one more little thing I wanted to ask you guys. Most of the people closest to me (besides my immediate family of course) knew about the surgery. My BFF came over on Friday and stayed with me for a while. I did receive a couple of text messages the day of the surgery but nothing else since that day. Not even my closest friends and family (including my BFF) have called or texted to check up on me. Am I expecting too much? am I asking for too much attention? I know that I would have definitely checked up on any of them to see how the recovery is going. Having the surgery done is just one step. The recovery is the hardest part, and the part where the person needs the most support. I've gotten more support from you guys than from my RL friends and family! am I losing it? lol
Anyway, that's my update on the surgery. Sorry for the whining but I needed to! hehe
Thanks for reading through my LOOOOng rant. Have a wonderful day!