My daughter is two and a half post surgical with step one of a j-pouch. She is home and still is very uncomfortable. She is taking Percocet but thinking fondly of her Dilaudid injections. She claims she can't concentrate because of the pain, is glad to be home with her family, but desperately misses that Dilaudid. It seems that she is just too fond of the drug and I hope she can acclimate herself to the Percocet, which cannot compare.
She is crying frequently, thinking herself disgusting and abnormal. I try and tell her that within six months, the J-pouch surgery will fix this. I understand from other people telling us, that if she had been in a more healthy state and not having had the surgery done when she was sick, weak, dehyrated, anemic and with many systems on the verge of shutting down, she would not be so sick post-operatively.
She has trouble sleeping, which the Ambien helps somewhat. But I'm hoping that this too shall pass and when she really starts healing she will come to grips about what happened to her life.
I hope that all who opt for surgery, whether elective or on an emergency basis, such as we had to, be permitted a second chance at life!!