Day 6 Monday
Had good night’s sleep and slept through. No pain on waking and feeling quite good. Had a Nescafe decaff cappuccino sachet with no problems, more soup and yoghurt during the day. Started making banana smoothies with yoghurt, mango and orange juice and banana, really nice. Put in a spoon of Complan as I need the energy.
Day 7 Tuesday
Woke up feeling good and no pain, my friend took me to see the nurse to have my dressings changed, all looking fine just a small bit of bruising. Had a decaff coffee with my friend and then went home, another friend visited this afternoon which was lovely but felt tired at the end of the day. Today I had a banana smoothie, 2 cups of soup, some yummy chocolate ice cream, tea and a digestive biscuit (dunked in tea to make it soggy).
Day 8, Wednesday
Woke up very early not feeling so great today and headachy, so had quiet day in bed, reading and watching tv, bliss. Think not resting as much yesterday took its toll. More of the same food and drinks as yesterday.
Day 9, Thursday
Much better today. Spent the morning writing up a report for work on my laptop in bed. Today had a strawberry yoghurt with a cut up banana which I chewed well before swallowing. Weather lovely and warming up now thank goodness. Popped out for a coffee and short walk. Bit tired when I got back so rested the rest of the day. More soup and ice cream and loving lemon sorbet. Must remember to not drink soup too quickly, when I do I get a pain that runs from the back of my throat to my head in sharp pain, not nice. Feels like a tension headache??
Day 10 Friday
Had good night’s sleep and had a good pamper this morning as girls do! Had more of the same food today, ie smoothie, decaf cappuccino, soup, ice cream and lemon sorbet and decaf tea all going down fine. Weather lovely so sat in the garden with my book, bliss. Drove for the first time this afternoon just to see a friend a few miles away for a cup of tea in her garden and then home again. As it is Friday I drove to the pub to meet up with friends at 7pm for an hour, no alcohol just cranberry juice, then started to feel tired so went home. It was good to get out though, beginning to feel like a hermit. Had a small bowl of soup when I got home and hot chocolate and digestive biscuit dunked in it and relaxed in front of tv.
Day 11 Saturday
Another good night’s sleep, and glad to say after 2 days I have been to the toilet if you know what I mean! I took some Senokot last night and this obviously helped! Trying to eat lots of fibre in my smoothies and soups but probably need more to help this side of things. Had the usual decaf coffee and banana and yoghurt smoothie for breakfast, note to self, DRINK SLOWLY, got another headache again. I have not taken any pain killers for a 2 days now which were primarily for my headaches, as no pain elsewhere. However, I know when I drink too quickly as I get this pain still, which goes from the back of my throat to the front of my head, like a tension headache, has anyone else experienced this? It is really uncomfortable, I have taken some a crushed up an anti-inflammatory tablet in juice and this helps relax my muscles and the pain.
Have lost 10lbs so far, which I am pleased about, was a little overweight before the operation, but will be happy to lose a stone so back to just under 9 stone again which I was before taking the PPI’s 3 years ago. House beginning to look like a florists, no complaints there!
All in all though, recovery going well and hope to be back at work sometime next week. I work from home for a petroleum association creating artwork and doing business management, computer based, so should not be too taxing as long as stress kept at bay and I don’t get too tired.
Will report back next week. Off to enjoy the lovely English spring weather in my garden.
Best wishes all and would be grateful for the feedback on the headache thing if any of you have experienced this too.