haha I actually don't remember anything from the first 4 days after my surgery lol which Im pretty sure that's a good thing..I remember a few things..like when they took my NG tube out. I figured that hurt but it just felt wierd when it got close to my throat and she pulled it out while she was talking to me. She told me to take a deep breath and while I was doing that she pulled it out. It was out before I knew it! And I remember my boyfriend and brother feeding me ice. I remember when they took my catheter out..and I remember them making me sit in a chair..that was a little painful but I had my mom and the nurse help me up so I didnt really have to use my stomach muscles. I found that if I wanted to get up out of my hospial bed to empty my bag and my mom was asleep, if I kinda rolled to the side and used the bar on the bed to help pull me up I could get up by myself..so thats a little tip for you..hope that helps
To answer your question (sorry i got a little off topic lol) thats awesome that your surgeon gave you his cell number! My surgeon was amazing and she made sure that i was getting enough pain medicine but she sent me home with..NONE!!
So I didnt sleep too well the first 2 nights..I got 4 hrs total for those 2 nights haha but im glad she did that..It made me stronger in the end. I didnt really think about
my surgery like..OMG Im getting my guts cut
open and im so scared..it was more about
getting my life back. I pretty much missed the last half off my 11th grade year and all of my summer because I was so sick that I couldnt do anything. I could barely make my bed without feeling so weak that I was going to pass out.. it was REALLY bad. I was so sick. Ah sorry I keep getting off topic lol .. So idk what it is for you but for me it was more of knowing that im going to be So much better and healthier rather than scared. It didnt really hit me until the day of the surgery. And then I freaked and started balling my eyes out and balled til they knocked me out lol My mom was crying too and that deff didnt help haha but my dad held me and calmed me down a lot. haha this is kinda hilarious..I guess one of those 4 days I dont remember because I dont remember this AT ALL ( I wish I did though) I guess I looked at the surgeon when she was asking me to rate my pain and blah blah blah and she was making me mad so I yelled ARE YOU DONE YET! I WANT MY DRUGS! And I like..yelled at her haha That mustve been some good stuff lol Dang, I wish they wouldve taped that..I so wouldve posted that on youtube hahahah Anyway, good luck with your surgery! The anticipation sounds like its eating you up haha try to keep your mind off it..I know its really hard though. It'll come a lot faster than you think
17, SENIOR in high school
Dx with Ulcerative Colitis on March 18,2008
Step1 Ileostomy on Nov.19,2008..waiting on Step2 =]
"The past is history, the future is a mystery. Today is a gift, that's why it's called the present"