Day two post surgery is still going pretty well. I have not slept much in the hospital, even since I got out of the ICU. Someone still comes in at least once/hour to check something and my sleep cycles are really screwed up from the massive amount of medications I am taking (Percocet, dilaudid, oxy to name a few). So while I’m a little loopy, I’m not really all that sleepy. And on the subject of loopy, some of these pain meds make it practically impossible to even write a sentence (so apologies if this post is confusing).
(the ginormous stuffed bunny that Guy got me to sleep with while i am at the hospital)
My epidural and Fowley catheters were removed this morning so I have had to get out of bed several times to use the restroom – my walker is my new BFF (at least until I can walk on my own).
My pain feels like it is in either the incision site or deep in the right hip joint. I haven’t seen the incision yet but believe it is between 8″ – 10″ long. There is also this crazy level of itchiness on my torso that is frustrating – caused by the dilaudid – so I have a different drug to take care of this. It feels a little bonkers.
Here is a photo of my incision, covered by its dressing and in no way inappropriate (I promise).
The incision dressing runs down the front of my leg starting from just below my waist to about half way up my thigh.
I figure that once I can remove the dressing, around the 18th or 19th, I’ll take a photo if the actual scar. I also have an X-ray that the Dr took during the procedure – ill scan it and add it to the site once I’m home.
Hi, Emily! So glad you seem to be doing well, all things considered. I am VERY HAPPY you have the feeling back in your foot. That must have been really scary! You’ve been through a couple hellacious days… Continue to rest and take care of yourself – and let others take care of you!!
Glad you are doing so well. Those pain meds must really be helping.
Thinking about you – – keep healing!