Five days is all it's taken for me to feel normal again. Unbelieveable. Can't believe they can cut me, take out a 4cm fibroid and I'm pretty ok 5 days later. Thanks be to God... or the powers of the universe!
Thursday, the day before surgery was probably the hardest. "De-toxing" - those laxatives were NOT fun. Nor was not really being able to eat solids. I was hungry by 9:30am!
Friday went ok. The hospital was... hospitable. I only got really nervous as they were prepping me and I tried to throw up, at which time they said 'glad we did the bowel prep'. Ewww. I don't remember anything after that; they apparently gave me some 'calming' medicine.
I remember Friday being all about mor.phine and sleep... one hour at a time because they kept waking me to take my vitals.
Mor.phine was still my friend on Saturday, until they replaced it with its cousin per.co.cet. Turning over was hard, and I considered it a great feat when I went to pee for the first time, and I took a walk down the hall.
I went home Sun afternoon and haven't really needed much pain meds, luckily & gratefully. I've taken per.co.cet before going to bed to make sure I get a restful sleep but I haven't even needed much ad.vil during the day. Yay!
Thanks for all your support, thoughts, prayers and checking in on me!
Here's to positive feelings, a journey forward on this road to recovery!
ps - I also pooped today for the first time, which I'm happy about because it's supposedly a big deal :)
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