Well I had no real complications.............at least nothing that was life threatening.
I always get sick when I have surgery, so I prepared ahead of time. I got a scapolomine patch for nausea. It is a great idea and usually works for me. I also take percodan on a regular basis for migraines, so I was concerned about the pain meds not working.
Well, I did get sick.........dry heaves.........just as bad because it still pulls on the ol' tummy muscles. I was so bad that they had to put my IV back in to give me nausea meds. I could take nothing by mouth.
And the PAIN..... Let me tell you!!!!!!!!! No pain med would work. I was in recovery for 6 hours! They never got it under control, but sent me up anyway. They adjusted my patient controled med so that it was the most I could give myself. It still didn't put a dent in it. After they took the first IV out I had no more pain med.
So, that is right..... Thursday...the day after my surgery I had NOTHING for pain. And I had NOTHING for pain until Monday when I could hold things down.
I got home on Saturday and by Saturday night I was so full of water weight that I could not even move my left leg. Plus I was vomiting for that evening. I went into the hospital weighing 124, when I weighed myself the night I got home I was 140!!!!!!
Well it has been a little over a week, and my point to all of this is I am still alive
I made it through without pain meds during the most painful time. I ate crackers and stuck with ice chips for 5 days until I ventured out and had some rice chex cereal.
The water weight is gone, I'm down to 120. Although I am having hot flashes and night sweats
I did NOT have my ovary taken out, so I'm assuming this will stop.
I am doing well now, The pain is tolerable, I can eat, and take pain meds (not taking them for a week helped).
I have to be honest those first 3-4 days I thought I couldn't make it. But, the nurses were great, the Dr. was wonderful, my family has been terrific at helping and I'm still here
Well, I'll write more at some point.................it is killing me sitting at this desk
Thanks for the well wishes card......................