Times flies! Had my first post-op appointment today. Can’t believe it’s already been a week!
Though there’s still some mild discomfort, I can usually avoid riling things up by using common sense while bending or turning; and I haven’t taken pain medication since Sunday. I must be looking pretty spry, too. The receptionist asked if I’d had surgery in the past 90 days and did a classic double take when I laughed and said, yeah Tuesday.
Boy was I happy to see the evil Mr. JP Grossman go. (AKA that awful drain.) I have a strong stomach, by and large, but I absolutely loathed that thing from the first day to the last! I also passed my walk-n-talk oxygen test, so I’m no longer tethered to the tube. AND I’m down 9.6 lbs since surgery day! On both my scale and theirs. Not bad, Sleevie Nicks, not bad at all.
I tried to sweet talk them into letting me transition into purees tomorrow rather than Friday and got shot. down. That’s cold. Well it was worth a shot! I’m soooo ready for real food, even if it’s blended. And different flavors, too. Bah on broth, jello, and protein shakes. Bah, I say. Oh well, Friday isn’t far away. Just feels like it right now.