Well, I had surgery Tuesday morning- everything went well and I got to come home yesterday. I am amazed the pain is so much more minimal than I thought it would be. I am still taking my pain meds though since my Dr. said it helps with healing to go ahead and take them even if I don't feel the need. I haven't been taking them every 4 hours, but maybe 3 times total in the last 24 hrs.
As usual I have questions
and would love to hear some personal experience feedback??? I had surgery Tuesday AM and it is now Noon on Friday- I have not had a bowel movement. My Dr. said not to worry, but that if I still haven't had one by tomorrow then he may give me something to make me go. I really don't want to go that route. I am concerned because there were two other bypass patients on the same floor as me and both of them had had BMs- more than once even -while in the hospital. I took a chewable gas X last night and finally did relieve a little gas this morning. I think the pains that I do feel are more gas related than anything else. My stomach is hard as a rock. I have done quite a lot of walking. It feels good to get up and move around, but still no relief from the pressure.
I was to start back on my protien powder today, but I can't seem to get enough down. I tried mixing it with some broth, but with no more broth than I can eat at one time that one serving of unflavored protien powder made my broth the consistency of ready mix concrete(I agree it shoudl have occurred to me that trying to eat it that way was not a good plan:0) I am doing good just to get my water in. I don't start my vitamins and such back up until Monday.
I am allowed clear and full liquids. Any suggestions what might help produce a BM instead of going to desperate measures that the Dr. may ask of me???
Also, very curious- how do you make a ticker? Everyone has such neat little pictures and stuff by their names and I can't seem to figure it out!! I want to join the fun.
Congrats Lipgloss and Merry Terry. It is exciting that we have all had our surgeries so closely together!!
Happy holidays to everyone- I truly LOVE my "fatchick" family