Thanks so much for the update on your husband's surgery. I'm sorry to hear that you were not feeling well, but am glad you are okay now.
My husband read your post and appreciated it very much. He
was in quite a bit of pain when he came home and kept ice packs on
his incision 30 minutes on and 30 minutes off all day and into the night
and he couldn't lay on the couch or sit in his recliner because it really hurt when he got up. Yesterday he felt a lot better and walked around
the house as the surgeon had told him to. He didn't need the ice packs anymore. He had to either lay on the bed or sit in a straight back
chair as he could get out of bed and out of the chair with hardly any
pain. Today, he went for a walk outside. He is taking Hydrocodone/
apap 5-500MG and Ketorolac 10 MG every six hours for pain. I happened to read the paper the pharmacy gave me when I picked up his medication and the Ketorlac warns of the risk of serious and sometimes fatal heart problems and attack and stroke while taking this medication. It also warns of the risk of fatal stomach and bowel problems, including problems that may occur at any time during therapy and without symptoms and elderly patients are at higher risk for serious stomach problems. (My husband is 70) and has been having a lot of gas in his stomach and some pain. It also says you should be monitered if you are taking "'water pills" or lisinopril and my husband is taking both. I happened to read this last night after my husband had gone to bed and it alarmed me very much. I showed it to him today and he is not going to take Ketorolac anymore. He has taken it every six hours along with the Hydrocodone from Thursday to this morning though. Is your husband taking anything besides the percocet?
My husband had surgery Thursday morning and it took about
an hour and a half. He told me he couldn't remember anything, but I know they gave him an amnestic. His surgeon had told him that he would be sedated enough so that he would not care what was happening. When the anesthesiologist came in to talk to him before the surgery, I asked him if my husband would feel anything and he said he might feel the stinging and burning when the local was injected. I didn't think he would feel anything. After the surgery, he did not go to recovery but went straight to one back to a room with a curtain in front and when i went in to see him, he was sitting in a reciner eating
some packages of crackers and a white soda the nurse had brought him. Later, she brought him some coffee and he was really happy to
have the coffee. He hadn't eaten since about
nine the night before.
The nurse had an ice pack over his surgery while he was sitting there
and he was still hooked up to the IV and had on a blood pressue cuff that would tighten up every once in a while and register his blood pressure on the machine there in the room. He told me that he felt
like he had a hang over. When he had the general anesthesia for the the seed implant he told me that he had the most wonderful feeling afterwards and it lasted a long time. When the surgeon came into to talk to me. He said everything went well and as he was leaving I asked him if my husband was asleep. He turned and said to my husband,
"were you asleep?" and I can't remember if my husband nodded or said aanything, but I already knew he couldn't remember anything
and and I knew they had given him an amnestic. Then, the surgeon said to me, "Ask him if he was asleep." Since he was in there, he could have just told me, he knew my husband would not remember.
As soon as my husband could pass his urine, the nurse took out the IV and I helped him dress and she went over the instructions with both of us and then wheeled him out while I hurried ahead of her to get the car and pull it around.
He can take a bath tomorrow and take off the bandage and he can drive tomorrow. The surgeon said he had stitches inside.
When your husband took off his gauze, does he put anything on his incision like betadine or peroxide?
I hope your husband's swelling subsides soon so he can heal and I'm
glad both of their surgeries are over with
I'm glad both of surgeries are over with