I keep remembering that I was told this was a simple procedure and the area to be repaired
Yesterday in the late afternoon
called doctor's office
to see if this much pain, discomfort and swelling was normal.
Was told everything I am going through
was normal and was quickly reminded it has only been a little over 48 hours since this simple surgery.
Bound with a velcro item that is almost like a girdle that is 12 inches wide.
So all of my small frame organs - bladder, colon, stomach are all really compressed with the swelling.
I asked - and
why did I not ask before
just took it for granted
that this would be simpler or same as the gall bladder surgery 3 years ago.
With that surgery very small instruments were used
very little swelling and not much pain afterwards..
This is an incision in middle of stomach and a larger area to go in
and put mesh and then sew up.
So I am really swollen.
With this velcro apparatus it is difficult to bend, sit straight and have to bend on side to scoot in bed
and pray for pain to leave.
So, I am not bleeding and no fever - so I was told
I am fine
and this is just going to just take a little longer then a week for me to be my normal self :)
I was told I ask a lot of questions and seem quite knowledgeable about my health matters.
Made me smile
I thought - most elders in my family lived into their 90's
and kept their mind.
Remember in the hospital asking the anesthesiologist - as he began to inject medication into the IV attached to me - "how long will this take to reach my body and take affect" he smiled and showed me.
He was right on target and I immediately felt drowsy.
My Jamie sitting through all of this and listening to her mom - never made a comment but probably thought - she sure asks a lot of questions and I wish she would be quiet :)
I might share I was awake through most of this surgery and talking and asking questions - they probably wanted me to shut up.
Liked the way this was done. Just making me drowsy, calm and then deadening the abdomen area. At the hospital in the big city they were going to use general anesthesia.
So I am healing and always healed fast in the past but ever aware I am in a rapidly aging container
Very thankful this has been done, behind me and not something I am dreading to do in the future.
Just do not feel like cooking, eating and not my usual high energy. Do not feel like reading or doing much of anything.I also am well aware that this is probably good for me - just to be..
Just me and Miss Callie
hanging out in the country - and finding Lady Bugs in every room :)
Well stocked pantry and freezer but at the moment nothing sounds appealing.
Tonight had a terrible frozen dinner - I will never buy them again
they taste like cardboard
would rather have peanut butter on crackers, hard boiled egg or anything better then this.
A friend is bringing me a plate today and hopefully appetite will return.
thanks for listening to my complaining
and since the majority of you are younger then me
I know you need this information :)
Can hardly wait for Spring and being in my garden....