I am home, recovering from my surgery. Writing this entry is a challenge because I have Demerol chorusing through my veins. Yes, I am in pain and breathing deeply is a big challenge. In order to do the surgery laproscopically, the doctor filled my chest and stomach cavity up with gas. This excess gas has to pass thru my system at it's own pace. I walk every hour that I am awake to assist the movement of the gas, and to ensure I don't develop any blood clots.
The hospital stay was okay. Most of the nurses were very nice and helpful. There was one nurse who didn't like me very much. She took an attitude with me when I asked her for assistance with walking. I had to use a crutch, and walk with another person to be safe. This was because I was so unsteady with my knee problems. The other nurses kindly assisted me. This one, however, gave me grief before agreeing to help me. She didn't "understand why I needed special assistance." She also gave me grief over several other things I need assistance with. I was glad when her shift was over. Like I said, the rest of the staff was wonderful and kind.
My diet is liquid for ten days following surgery. Today for breakfast I had 12 very soupy micro bites of coco wheats (hot cereal like cream of wheat), and 4 oz. light cranberry juice. Sipped on water, took a nap. After I finish writing here, I'll have some chicken broth, then probably another nap.
The worst thing so far is having to ingest crushed medicines. Oh, they taste so bad, and after I take them I can't gulp down water to flush out the taste. I can sip little sips, only. After 6 weeks, I'll be able to take whole pills again. Can't wait for that day!
That's about all my sleepy head can think of right now. Until next time...