I am finally feeling up to writing a post. Surgery went really well. I stayed overnight. I was so snowed on medication coming out of surgery that I didn't think it would be possible I could go home the next day. They tried getting me up late afternoon the day of surgery. I stood, was in a lot of pain, nauseated, so I laid back down. They tried again at 11:30pm and I was actually able to walk to the door and back. Each time I got up was better and better! I was able to go home the next day with no problems.
So I have been doing a lot of resting. Making sure I keep up on my pain medication. Draining my 3 drains.
Today I get to have one of them taken out. I'm a little nervous about this and how it will go. This seems like it could be painful. I will update later.
I wanted to share some pictures with you so you can see what happens during this procedure.
This one is with my drains pulled down and just my binder.
I know this looks really painful, but honestly the pain has been way more manageable than I ever thought it would be. My appetite has been non-existent. I have to make myself eat something. I have just been up and walking around the house. Have not been out much. I have walked around the house outside once. Just taking it easy. My husband has been a really good nurse actually. I didn't think he would ever be able to help me with my drains and change dressing and he has been a champ through it all.