Posted 8/9/2018 9:41 AM (GMT -7)
Hello Susie and Karen! Thanks for thinking of me!
Susie...I force myself not to leave my bedroom before 4am. I don't even feel bad about waking up so early. Sorry about your heat. It can get so unbearable. I did not realize you had a drought as well. At least I have not heard of any hurricanes in a while, knock on wood!
Karen and Susie, I had my three week post-op today. I have been home most of the time so even the outing in the car and sitting in the Dr's office without resting my head was rough but I am doing really well I think. I do have trouble swallowing and he said that is to be expected as the esophagus does not like to be moved. He said it 'should' get better. But it has gotten better already so I do expect more improvement. He is a wonderful practitioner...Sat back discussing things instead of the usual rush you out-people are waiting. I did not realize how much was done! Involved hammers, screws, plates, wow. Really amazing I feel as well as I do! No brace, no special precautions. Wow. Susie, I do feel slammed, lol.
I wanted to ask a question...I have lost my senses of smell and taste. I think it happened in early June, prior to this surgery. I returned from a trip and we all got bad sinus infections...My husband who was with me as well as my son who was not. I juggled between taking the auto-immune meds (methotrexate mostly was the issue) and taking an antibiotic for the sinus infection. Tough choice. Perhaps I did not allow enough time between the two types of meds, maybe not, but after the sinus infection was resolved I still did not get my senses of smell and taste back. I thought it was the congestion but I can breathe fine. I am having a tough time eating because not only is the swallowing still uncomfortable but everything tastes like carpet to me. I can taste sweet or salty...that is it.
I brought this issue up to the NS today and he brainstormed with me but had no idea, really. I was distracted with the surgery but as I heal and still no smell/taste I am getting frustrated.
Ladies? Have you heard of this from a medication, condition, etc?
Thanks and THANKS for thinking of me!!