Friday, November 28, 2014

Post Op


Thank you so much for all your good wishes.  I am in the 3rd week of recovery and everything is going well so far.  Dissolveable stitches are a blessing in disguise I think, no worry about having to have them out.

I went into theatre at 1:30 already prepped up for surgery.  I wasnt too nervous as I knew I would be asleep.  Next thing I know I woke up with 2 nurses telling me I had a really big operation and that they were trying to control my pain (which I remember being quite horrible) so I got given morphine until I could feel the surgery area but no pain really, just a bit of discomfort.  It was 5:30 when I got taken back to the room so either the surgery was longer than the surgeon said.  The recovery nurse did say that my uterus was actually the size of a basketball.  I had to have my abdominal cut changed to a cut down my tummy as they were afraid if they did it the other way it might not be easy to get out and I would end up with 2 cuts.  I just told the surgeon to do what he thought best.  He was an excellent surgeon.

I stayed in hospital for just over 4 days.  My pain control was quite good and I was up and walking around on Thursday morning and able to eat and drink.  I think I go off my food after surgery so didnt eat for 2 days but had a drip to keep me hydrated.  I went home on Saturday and I think by Monday/Tuesday I could actually stand up straight.  I am still a but swollen around my tummy area but no real pain for the last 2 weeks and no pain medication at all.  I am rather happy about having it done.  So far I have lost 6 kilos and have been going for 15 minute walks around the neighbourhood.  I have been doing light housework and knitting, otherwise I would go crazy.  Lots of knitting to show you all - I just have to work out what the patterns were and what I have already shown.  So that is it for now, just enjoying the cool breeze and the sunshine and knowing that in about 2 weeks time I will have lots of energy and be able to do a lot more than I used too.

Speak to you very soon!

5 comments:

Jan said...

Hi Sue, I'm happy to read this post that things have gone well. Take your time and recover well.

kgirlknits said...

Glad to hear you're on the mend, hope your recovery continues to go well :)

Daisy said...

I'm so glad the operation went well and that you're recuperating OK.

Thimbleanna said...

Wow -- your situation sounds just like mine was -- from the anemia all the way to the end! Yipee -- I'm so happy it's over for you! I remember around week 5 or 6 being amazed at how great I felt and it made me realize how really rotten I'd felt but hadn't realized it! Can't wait to see the knitting!

2paw said...

I am very late, but I am so glad that your operation went well, if differently than expected, and that you are recovering so well. Happy recuperation!!