Friday, June 24, 2011

Post-surgery blues

I've been feeling pretty "blah" yesterday and today. I almost feel like I'm feeling worse as the days go by instead of getting better. I have more cramping and spotting and I'm SUPER tired. Slept till noon both yesterday and today, which I never normally do. And I'm taking naps. And I just have an overall "out of it" feeling. Today was hard too, because my husband had to go back to work. It was nice having him home with me and I think with the combination of being house-bound for a few days it got me a little emotional. I also feel like I might be getting a UTI from the surgery. I talked to the doctor's office today and they said to just keep drinking cranberry juice and lots of fluids and if it gets worse to go to Urgent Care. That's exactly what I DON"T want to do. The thought of sitting for hours in an Urgent Care, is not on my list of fun things to do right now. But if it gets worse, I'll have to. I'm hoping I start feeling more like myself this weekend. My husband keeps reminding me that it's going to take a few more days to feel back to "normal" again. Which I know, but I think I'm just being impatient. Anyone who's had this surgery, did you take your bandages off or let them fall off? I'm afraid to peel them off, but they are looking pretty gross. Should I let some air get to the incision spots?

My car broke down last week too. Which is going to cost us close to $1000 to fix. So I don't have a car at the moment. It's always something it seems!

I'm so glad I did the surgery that it's over, but I'm just really hoping I start feeling better! These post-surgery blues suck :(


Neamorfnost said...

I ahd the surgery done last September (and got pregnant 3 months later). I did feel pretty crappy after it. My shoulders were in pain from the gas and i was told that moving around should help. I also was very constipated for like a week. I took the bandages off so that they heal faster. So i would say i started feeling good about a week after the surgery! and it was all worth it!! I really hope you will have the same outcome i did!!

Amanda said...

I wish I could offer some advice, but I've never had that surgery before. I can imagine something like that would take at least a few days. I think it took me 4 days after my septum removal surgery. I hope you are back to yourself sounds rough.

I can see your background nice!

Sailor's Sweetheart said...

My mom took the bandages off for me a few days after surgery. I think the incisions heal better when they have fresh air! :) I hope you start feeling better soon! I'm so happy you had a positive outcome with surgery!

RMCarter said...

Blah! I know the feeling. Hang in there and I hope you start feeling like yourself soon! About the bandages, I think I took mine off fairly quickly but replaced them with band aids after I showered.

Marissa said...

Please don't take this as medical advice, blah blah, but in nursing school we covered drugs used for anesthesia and pain.

Guess what the two biggest side effects are? Constipation and depression.

So, what you're feeling could very likely be caused in part by the drugs.

*hugs* Hope you feel better soon!!!

cgd said...

ugh, not fun at all. I am sorry your recovery is going so slowly and am hoping you begin to feel better very soon!! hang in there sweetie and rest up.
I know that I felt dramatically better 4 days post Lap, hoping the same is true for you.