Sorry I haven't written lately. Last week one of my incisions opened and caused a lot of pain and (sorry for the following, but this is what I am dealing with) I was extremely constipated, so I was in a lot of discomfort over the past weekend. Thank goodness things have gotten better.
On Saturday, I heavily medicated myself and attended a close friends baby shower. Chris and Ang Just are having their first baby, a girl, in November. I am very excited for them and I was really glad I was able to make it. Since I can't drive, my great friend CB was my chauffeur and gave me a nice smooth ride. The shower was my first official outing since my surgery and it was great to have a reason to get out of casual clothing.
I saw my surgeon today and he said that I am healing well, but expects another 3 weeks for the majority of the pain to subside and because of this I will be on my narcotic pain meds for a few more weeks. I attempted to wean myself from my pain meds as I don't like to be on so much medication, but he said that I am not ready for that yet. He said that I need to have enough pain medication to keep me moving, which will help me heal. I do agree with him there as I have been more confined to the couch lately. With the heavy stuff I should be able to get back to moving more, which will do a lot for my mental state. I have to say it is frustrating to be in so much pain, so much so that it makes it difficult to walk.
I have a meeting with a nutritionist tomorrow. I am very excited to speak with her and get her advice as well as get my questions answered.
I do hope you can conquer your pain soon, as I know a lot of those narc meds can contribute to the, err... clogging. So I'll hope you beat his expectations! And great to hear you got out for a bit - just having that -space- seems to do wonders!
I can't wait to hear how your meeting with the nutritionist went. Hopefully she gave you all sorts of good info that is keeping your thoughts busy and your mind off of the pain!
Hang in there Tina! Hopefully just a few more weeks of the meds! :-)
Thanks for making the trek all the way to the eastside for my shower! It meant alot to have you there and wouldn't have been the same at all without you! Hope by now the pain is subsiding....
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