Posted 12/2/2007 5:39 PM (GMT -6)
Well, I am home. Still feeling pretty sore, and bloated but not in extreme pain. I was given percoset for the pain even though I think it wont work because of the methadone. But I plan to give it a go, and if I really need something stronger I am pretty sure my Methadone doctor will help me out.
Here is a brief description on how the procedure went from friday morning to now.
I woke up at 6:30 am friday,,,A little nervious but eager to get this over with. After I arrived at the hospital, I did the whole change into a gown thing I ended up having to wait in a area with several other people waiting for surgery. My wife was with me, and she tried to keep me relaxed as best she could, and I love her to death because of it. They called my name, and after giving my wife a kiss I was off. After getting a IV the doc placed some awesome stuff that made me go bye bye,,LOL.
When I woke up, I was in some pain, but to be honest, the worst of it was my shoulders, and a wicked headach. I also had a lovely tube up my darn nose that was nothing but annoying and made my nose hurt a bit. After a while I was able to see straight,,LOL felt a little out of it, and a bit confused, but that passed after a bit. That night they took out the tube, and let me tell you it was a awful experience, and I have gone through a 24 hour PH test. The tube was there to suck out any stomach contents, and it did a bit,,,not much though. That night my shoulders and head hurt more then my stomach. But after bearing the pain for the night, let me tell you it gets easier pretty quick. They had me on a morphine, didnt do much. Took the edge off, but the Toradol they gave me helped with the headach and shoulders. Well, what can I say,,,,It hasn't been that bad so far. I am a little sore around the mid section, but hell, I was stabbed 5 times,**** The whole swallowing thing is a bit different for me, I gaged on a pill they gave me,,LOL it wasnt like I was choking, it was more like extreme indigestion. Anyways, I am going to lay down, and try and get some sleep. I will post more as I heal. I am happy as hell to be home though.
I just wanted to say thank you to the peeps who wished me well with the addiction thing,,,,If you haven't had to go through it, in some form or another you can't possably understand what it takes to get clean from opiates. Thanks guys, it made my night.