Hey Lecodz ~ I tell you I am just now beginning to get my energy back any it will be 4 weeks tomorrow. I worked yesterday and felt really good until I got home, then I was exhausted. But I also know this is normal after major surgery like we had.
I had my first real bad experience with food yesterday when I got home. I decided to try out a blueberry muffin. It got stuck and it was worse than any other time . I almost felt like I would not be able to breath and my chest hurt something horrible but I sipped at warm water and it eventually went through. Scared the crap out of me though. Made me recall Chads experiences. Truly though, I am okay with omitting breads and stuff like that. I am still losing weight and I am okay with that also for now. I return for my 6 week checkup on the 24th.
Yes it is possible to cause damage with coughing but now that your near 3 weeks out its not as likely. I would however, be cautious and if that cough continues I would be demanding to be seen again by your Surgeon. I have been feeling pain some night right under my lower left ribcage. Theres a larger incision area there. Its not red but it feels fluid filled. I may call office and have it checked out. You may want to try a heating pad on your tummy to help with discomfort in the evening, it was a huge help to me. Meanwhile I will keep you in you prayers and hope we BOTH make full recoverys. I can tell you this much each week, I feel better for the most part. Your a week behind me, so chin up..
Don't be lifting ANYTHING over ten lbs until AFTER your 6 week check up! I cannot stress this enough.
I will count this post as my 4th week update. I will post again next week UNLESS something unforeseen happens. Stay well my friend