Just wanted to give you a quick update. I was released from the hospital yesterday. After the medical team removed my pain meds, IV, and drainage tube, I had to get dressed and that it’s when the pain began. I believe it was mostly from the drainage tube and the “gas”. That thing was brutal getting removed and the nurse said I’d have a lot of gas from being pumped up during surgery.
The ride home hurt so bad… hitting every single bump along the way. Then laying in a real bed hurt like nothing else. I had to have my mom help me lay down and sit up each time. I couldn’t roll over or move without being in agony.
Today, my mom got the old recliner fixed and I have been using that. I feel much better but the pain it’s still pretty intense. I contacted the nurse and she said that was normal and told me to keep up on the fluids and walking. I’m hoping this will get easier in the days to come. Will keep you updated.