Hey guys! It really sounds like a good new year for everyone so far.
Still nothing from Sasha? Well maybe she's just happy in morphine-land! I'm pretty sure I enjoyed it, judging from the stories I've heard. I've never gotten confused in the hospital before, but I went through about 48 hrs there at the beginning when I was a little loopy. Mom said I kept saying "now tell me the truth...this isn't really the same room I was in, now is it??" like it was some big conspiracy or something! But I was on a LOT of drugs initially. Guess that's to be expected.
Most of the time, I feel absolutely fine. Sitting down, I have no pain AT ALL! Amazing! First time in 10 yrs I could say that. The only pain I have is obviously post-op pain and it's just soreness. I'm up and about and fine. No more probs with dehydration. Nothing I've eaten has bothered me at all. I'm still tweeking the number of times I'm going to the bathroom with the lomotil, but I've never gone more than 10 times in a day even since the beginning. I have noticed that some meds I'm taking are coming out undissolved...not sure which ones yet, but that's kinda weird.
So once again, I can't thank all you enough for giving me the courage to go thru with this. It was the best decision I could have made. Oh, and as for the NG tube issue...I was very happy to have it in place when I woke up. I had no nausea at all, and it didn't bother me at all except 2 times...during my "confused" state when I accidentally pulled it half way out (but the nurse came in and put it back and it didn't bother me a bit) and then the 7th day when it suddenly shifted to the other side of my throat and gave me a gagging sensation, so I told the nurse to just go ahead and take it out. I would take that any day over having nausea and/or vomiting in that situation. And same goes for the rectal tube...had it for 3 days (I think) and couldn't even feel it, but if it had anything to do with how smoothly and pain-free I made the transition, then it was worth it, too!
Somer-I had peptic ulcers in the past, and I had similar sensations to what you're having. Good news is they gave me carafate to take, and I was cured within a couple weeks. I take nexium daily, and keep some carafate handy in case I have a flare up...no probs. And like they said, at least no prep!!
Cathy-When they do your next surgery, what exactly will they do? Will you be completely done then? I don't blame you being a little hesitant to go under again, but just think of how great it will be when it's done...
Talk to you guys later.