Had my surg 2-9-11

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   Posted 2/12/2011 2:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Today I am starting day 4 post op feel pretty bad if I let the loratab wear all the way off.. I will give a short description of each of my days so far..
Surgery day woke up with GTube coming out my nose that was a million times worse feeling than the surgery felt gaggy, choking and very panic-ee.. I had no idea a gtube would make me feel so bad way worse than the surgery itself I was informed it was just me and a 6 year old child moaning nice :-( I could not even have my family stay and visit that day I was so miserable and just had to focus on making it through each hour minute second till I could get the tube out which was the next morning also discovered morphine does absolutely NOTHING for me.. Did not eat or drink this day just swabbed my mouth out throughout the day

Day 2 got my GTube out about 7am thank good had my pain meds changed to something that worked..was a much better day my throat hurt way worse than my surgical site..was able to have jello and broth

Day 3 homeward bound Thank God rested and had jello and broth My arms are sore from using them to try and lift my body without using my tummy mucles at all..pain is managable with the loratab liquid also stated gas x strips they are very tasty LOL

I am now starting day 4 my throat is still very very sore my tummy hurts too seems my whole body feels like its been run over by a truck ...I also usually use CPAP everynight for sleep apnea but it leaves me very gassy in the morning so I havn't used it yet I think after I do I will feel a bit better as long as the gas dosen't do me in :-) anyways I know I like reading others accounts of their experiances so wanted to share mine
I am 43 year female that has suffered with reflux for about the past 16 years along with other health issues too sleep apnea,fibro and lupus gosh I think there's more but I am tired so signing off for now :-) PS the blackberry burst jello is OMG GOOD !!!!!!

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   Posted 2/13/2011 1:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Dear LaDawn,
Thanks so much for sharing your early recovery experience with others here. Welcome to the Wrapped Club! yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah We're glad you've joined us.

Most surgeons don't put in an NG tube...I think it's an individual doc choice. Did your surgeon warn you ahead of time, or was it a result of your reaction to the surgery? Hey, that's history! You've had it out, you survived it, and are on the road to recovery.

One of the members here (Joy) uses a CPAP. She's having computer problems, but hopefully things get straightened around and she stops by soon to share her post-surgical experience using it.

Again, so glad you've become a member of our club! Now you're on your way to a much better quality of life. Keep sharing your experiences, and best wishes for a speedy and comfortable recovery. If you have any questions to ask those of us who had the surgery before you, ask away!

Take care,
Denise turn

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   Posted 2/14/2011 11:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Today is POD 6 for you and I hope you are making good progress.  Remember one day at a time and you have so many here to support you.
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   Posted 2/14/2011 7:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, I'm here.
You should use your Cpap. You're swallowing air without it anyway.
I used my cpap the moment I came back to my room from surgery. It really helps you get a good nights sleep so you can heal faster.

I'm 43 with arthritis in different joints, so I know you're not resting well even with the Cpap. This is why you're so tired.

Don't worry about the gassy issues. They will fade gradually as your body adjusts. Just take the gas-x and do some walking around to get it on out of your body.

Rest well and take it easy.

Ps. Boost drink is delicious for the protein.

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   Posted 2/15/2011 10:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks everyone ...I will make a better post when I get on my computer I am on my phone now ...its day 7 and I Am doing pretty good I have been sleeping with my CPAP laSt 3 nights God I love that thing it makes me feel so much better...I have not pooped yet so took some corectal this morning,should of took it last night I have also been taking stool sofeners but that's not working at all ... My husband went back to work so its me and my 4 year old on our own for the day :-)

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   Posted 2/16/2011 7:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Glad you're feeling better. I love my Cpap too. I never sleep without it, because I stop breathing every two minutes at night.
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