On Monday the hubby and I were at check in at Scripps Hospital at 6 a.m. The gowns were really cool and insulated with this warm heater vacuum. They even gave me stockings and booties to wear. I was all covered and snug. The hubby was able to stay with me until they wheeled me in to surgery. All I remember was getting help being shifted off the gurney onto the actual table. I felt a nasty sting and burn in my hand and that was that. Next, I remember being in the gurney bed and seeing my hubby. I was very dizzy and groggy. Someone came and gave me a big shot in my thigh. Then the nurse and hubby wheeled me and helped me into a real bed. I remained groggy and dizzy and sleepy all day.
Tuesday I was released at 3 p.m. only because I had trouble going to the bathroom on my own and couldn't proove I was able to stand and walk on my own till then. When I was home I stayed in bed the rest of the day and night. They gave me vicoden for pain. I only took it one time.
Wednesday I was able to walk around slowly and sit for a bit. The hubby helped me take a shower. I didn't like how the vicoden made me feel so I just started taking tylonel. I had not done a bowl movement in 2 days and when it all came forth in the later evening, I have never been happier to see poo!
Thursday I was able to fully stand and get around more so we took a short trip to the store. It felt nice to get out. I was able to shower without assistance and sit in a chair or on edge of bed. I think i tried to stand and get up too much too fast because the rest of the afternoon and evening I was in bed again. Really the most comfortable position is laying on my side. Still taking tylonel.
Today it is sunny and warm and I long to be outside. I think we will go to the park or Balboa park or something. The kids can play and I can just lay comfortable on a blanket. The pain gets less and less each day. It is equilvalent now to the after birth pains. I am able to just control it with tylonel. I still feel only a ting of light headedness. My private areas are still sore when I stand or sit too long. But overall I am doing great. We will see what the doctor says on Mon.
I am so thankful to the hubby who has stepped up and been a wonderful help with the kids and chores. He definitely will be rewarded on Valentine's Day! Can you give me some suggestions as to what I should get him or do? I guess I am an old fart wife cause I honestly don't have a clue!