OMG! Its Done! What Next?

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!

3 thoughts on “OMG! Its Done! What Next?

  1. AtomicMelanie says:

    “Racing stripes” – I love it! It sounds like you’re healing up nicely. Glad your mom is there to help take care of you. I understand about the pain killer medication. After my back surgery a few months ago, I felt like I was walking around in a medicated fog for at least a month!
    Keep sipping that water, Lady! ♡


    • bypassblondie says:

      OMG the water – I reckon its the hardest part!!! I still need the naps but I’m hoping all those drugs are working their way out of my system. How you doing?


      • AtomicMelanie says:

        Hanging in there, thanks! 🙂 Meet with the psychologist this Friday for evaluation and testing. Then I should be about finished with the pre-requisites. Maybe the surgeon can submit the package to insurance soon for approval!


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