Sorry that I haven't been here lately! It seems like I'm either at work or the hospital. Then I come home and drop!
This has turned out to be quite a roller coaster ride! My husband, Larry, was feeling very well after surgery! He really didn't have much pain at all.
Then he had the problem with the numbness in the arm. That was quite a worry at the time. However, it seemed to disappear rapidly. Later, he just had the tingling in his hand. As of yesterday, he barely felt any tingling in his fingers.
The other problem was that it has taken a while for his small intestine to "wake up." This put him in quite a depression by Tuesday. (His surgery was last Thursday.) Larry was put on a regular diet, but the food was not passing through his system. So, he felt very bloated and uncomfortable. In fact, it was so bad that he was having thoughts that maybe he shouldn't have had the surgery at all.
Then yesterday (Wednesday), Larry was SO MUCH better! His intestines were waking up and starting to move things along. He had done a LOT of walking that day! I'm sure that helped. By supper time, I saw that he was actually enjoying his meal. Yay!
His only problem on Wednesday was that he was having trouble managing the bag. He fumbled in the restroom and had an accident. Also, after one of his walks, he didn't realize that it had filled up so much that the weight in the bag caused it to pull away from his skin and again he had an accident. But, that will get better with experience!
When I called this morning, he said that he was putting out a lot of urine over night. So, I reminded him to drink plenty of fluids to replace that.
Anyway, still no word on when he will get out of the hospital. Can't wait to have him home!
ETA: I just got the word (10:00 am - at work) - LARRY IS BEING DISCHARGED TODAY!
I get out early today (about 1:30 pm), so that will work out great! Woo Hoo!
Post Edited (BetterHalf) : 10/22/2009 8:06:58 AM (GMT-6)