Well its one week post surgery and not feeling too bad. All the post surgery blues have passed which I think is because I have rested and got lots of sleep and the narcotics and anethesia have passed. I am also having regular bm's now so maybe that has helped also.
My incision sites are not too painful now and can sleep on my sides. The one that hurts the most is on my left side under the ribs, but its beareable without pain meds. I get stabbing pains in my left kidney area so will get my kidneys checked out when I see my gp on wednesday. I have had trouble with my sugar levels and have high potassium levels so will ask to see a diabetes doctor also to help out.
I still have an acidy taste in my mouth but I now believe this to be diabetes related and maybe because of ketones causing me problems. I have tested the ph of my saliva and urine and both are very acidic. Had I realised my acidity might be because of diabetes I might not of had this surgery as my mouth symptoms are the ones apart from burning stomach that debilitated me the most. This may well be why the meds never worked for me because my problems were caused by the diabetes. Also all tests were normal apart from the second pH test. I am looking at ways to alkalinize my body as I believe diabetic acidosis has caused me all sorts of problems. I do wake up feeling better with no nausea and the no regurgitation so the surgery has helped somewhat. I know its early days for me so will keep on keeping on and see what happens.
Swallowing liquid has been fine and creamy smoothies also go down fine. By day 5 I could swallow my digestive enzyme capsules without having to
open them and add to apple sauce. Right now my diet consists of fruit and vegetable smoothies and chicken noodle soup, I believe I could quiet easily eat a soft diet now but prefer not to push my luck too early. The second day post op in hospital I ate fish in parsley sauce with mash with no problems. I have had no problems so far with swallowing or anything getting stuck.
Post Edited (Albez) : 9/23/2013 7:44:58 AM (GMT-6)