Sunday, December 12, 2010

small victories and an ugly tummy

The recovery process is going well!

Last night I managed to sleep most of the night before I woke up needing to take more medicine for the pain. I was also able to sleep on my side without any trouble which made the evening much more enjoyable. I am not a back sleeper at all and so being pretty much forced to sleep that way the first night made me incredibly restless.

I've also been testing out some foods that used to trigger my issues and so far so good! I can have chocolate again which, to me, makes the entire surgery and recovery hassle worth it. I can also have chicken broth without feeling like I'm going to die or puke my guts out. Another small but significant victory.

Nothing against being a vegetarian, but it was getting frustrating. That is not the kind of lifestyle choice you want to be forced into.

Last night I did take the band aids on my incisions off. The tape stuff had to stay on, but I could see what was going on and it made me a bit sad. My stomach looks so ugly right now. This may be TMI, but they put one of the instruments in through my belly button and, clearly, had to sew it up when they were done. So now my belly button is all smooshed and sewn shut. I don't like it.

I guess if this is the only negative aspect of the surgery so far then I should be grateful, and I am. I just wasn't expecting it to look that bad.

Over all though I think it's going to be a pretty quick and easy recovery and I'll be good to go for work in the morning.

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad you're feeling better - and that chocolate is back in your life!