Here is my journal re-cap and update.
Monday May 6, 2013 - I went in for the surgery @ 2:00pm and by 9:00pm I walked 1/2 mile (the hospital have makers on the floor and walls with the distance calculated)
Tuesday May 7, 2013 - I was released from the hospital because all heath concerns were addressed and all looked good. I was told I could stay 1 more day but I opted not to since I had home support.
Tues, Wed & Thursday I was fine.
Friday May 10, 2013 - Around 3:00am I woke up to my stomach feeling like it was on fire and swollen (I guess this is what several people on the form called the swelling of the wrap). I called my surgeon and she called me back and assured me that nothing was wrong it was normal. Friday night I left NJ for NC (the 12hr trip I was talking about
) I arrived in NC around 6:45am and wen to the hotel to rest. Around 9:30am I got one of those surprises I was asking about
. My belly button started leaking several types of discharge. I called the doctor and laid down. When I woke up it was 12:00 noon. I never received any call back and it turns out that my eldest had also been trying to reach her.
I took pictures so I could show her when I arrived back in NJ. I went to my nieces college graduation and went back to the hotel (service was 45 minutes). At 6:30pm I went to dinner/party to celebrate her accomplishments. 1hr or less I stayed and then my 2 sons and myself left to go to the hotel get some sleep and head back to NJ. When I got to the hotel to change my belly button started acting like a penis and was spraying this stuff all over the bathroom floor (I took pictures of all of this)
As I got close to the hospital we called the doctor again and told her we were head to the hospital and when I got there the surgical team was there waiting for me. As I showed the pictures my surgeon she told me that there was a mistake made during the first surgery and the only was to correct it was for a second surgery which will not be as easy as the first.
The second surgery was done on Tuesday May 14, 2013 (1 week after the first one). The results are horrible. I am now dealing with a therapist trying to understand all of this. During all of this I am not eating because it was not known when the surgeon can get an operating room (4 days).
Monday May 20, 2013 I weighed myself I lost 14 lbs (14 days from 1st surgery. My throat just became sore 2/3 days ago. I am still on clear liquids but I am in lots of pain and discomfort from the second surgery. I started feeling sharp pains on my right side I was told it was related to gas but I have been moving gas with no problems.
In speaking to the surgeon there was a mistake made in the first surgery (part of my small intestine was punctured which caused the leaking (the trip did not have anything to do with it the leaking would have happened no matter where I was. The second surgery part of my small intestine had to be removed and what was left had to be reconnected.
Tuesday May 21, 2013 I started to feel very nauseous (flash back from pre- wrap surgery). I had a hard time vomiting due to the Wrap but nevertheless I experienced the same symptoms minus the heart burn. My right side still has the sharp pain and I have had 2 x-rays in the past 3 days and they see nothing.
Wednesday May 22, 2013 I had a repeat experience of being nauseous & vomiting but right now I feel good. I walk any where between 1/2 mile and 3 miles a day but the last two days its been more like just 2 laps around the floor track.
I really hope this is helpful because no one spoke about
"the what if" aspect of this surgery but there are things that can go wrong.
Today is Friday May 24, 2013 - I am told I am being released to go home.
My 2 week stay in the hospital was for the second surgery. I have to wear a Wound Vac.
On Monday May 20, 2013 I was weighed & the results were I had lost 14 lbs. Last night May 23, 2013 I was weighed again and lost 10 more lbs so in the past 17 days I have lost 24 lbs.
The Meds that worked for me were Anti-inflammatories, Zofran & Simethicone (Z&S taken together was they only way they worked).
I am also dealing with a bad cough (ouch the pain the cough causes) and being nauseous.
Pain - any anti-inflammatory meds. worked the staff was surprise that I requested anti-inflammatory meds but it works for me.
3 John 1:2 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth. (KJV)
Psalm 19:14 (KJV)Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.
Post Edited (Lady.G) : 6/18/2013 8:55:33 PM (GMT-6)