Back in the land of the living

 Before surgery

Unfortunately I seem to be one of the one who suffered after surgery. Monday I was in loads of pain and nauseas plus the pain in my shoulder was excruciating– I pretty much slept though so did escape the pain. Tues not much better – nausea got worse as the day went on and I started vomiting up blood (after just dry heaving). The girls and Kevin came to visit but I wasn’t really up to it. (Amy bought in stack of cards from her friends at school – which I thought was so sweet). They tried 3 different anti-nausea drugs before one actually worked. This was about 9pm on Tues night and I was in tears cause I just wanted a break. Did manage to drink a half glass of cordial during the day and sometime during the day the shoulder pain went away. Wed feeling better. Mum, Dad and Granny came to visit which was very nice and helped fill in the morning, then Kevin came in the afternoon. Had trouble finding a comfy position to sit/lie. Managed a bit of soup at lunch and dinner plus more cordial. The lady beside me was a given an icy pole which I would almost have killed for. Last night I had a really bad head/neck ache. But eventually got off to sleep and got a reasonable nights rest. Still feeling nauseous this morning but didn’t convince my nurse I still could take my nausea tablets until around 10.30am, hence the drive home from Sydney was not too comfortable. On the way home I made Kevin stop and get me that icy pole and boy was it nice. I ate half , then the rest later on. It really hit the spot and was easy to get down. I’ve been vegging out on the couch watching TV and cuddling with my pup and feel so much better this afternoon. Now I’m sipping on a choc optifast shake and will try some pumpkin soup for dinner. Oh, I did hop on the scales and am down 3kg from Monday morning – not surprising with how little I’ve eaten – so that’s 9kg in 2.5 weeks. Not too shabby . Hmm, just realized I’m the lowest weight I’ve been in about 10 years. Anyway, it’s good to be back in the land of the living.

2 comments

  1. Linda Yeaman says:

    I’m glad to hear that today you are on the improve and looking at the positives. I can’t have been very nice for the first few days but the benefits will be worth it if you lost 9.5kg already.

    Hope tomorrow is better for you. Let me know if you are not up to having your Party Lites party.

    Thinking of you,

    Linda

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