Today is Day Four – Post Op.
I’m back at home and Mom and I are about to go out for a walk. Its actually pissing with rain so we’re headed to the mall and I feel good enough to get out of my palazzo pants and into something nicer – and to have dried my hair and flicked on some mascara.
The last three or four days have been a bit of a blur but I’ve made a few notes and I might come back to a post about surgery and the hospital stay but right now I’m concentrating on three things;
- water – 1.5l is my target for each day but I’ll tell you what, 750mls is hard and 1.5l is a bitch!
- walking – yesterday I didn’t even manage a kilometre, today I did 2.5km
- food – my goal is to eat three meals a day. Yesterday I felt uncomfortable and perhaps pushed the limits a wee bit. I’ve pared it back today and I feel a lot better.
I’m very aware that I need to give the anaesthetic time to work its way out of my system (and it can take 3-6 months) and I also know that I won’t be getting the best sleeps however the healing is happening pretty okay. I’ve got 6 tiny incisions on my belly – I call them my ‘racing stripes’ – and they are sealed with plasters which I should be able to take off in a few more days. I’m quite lucky that my Mom is/was a registered nurse and she’s here with my checking them each day.
I’m still a little tender however I wouldn’t register my pain level – I guess from here its all about adjusting and finding out what works for me. As well as trying to drink all this bloody water!