OMG…I think I went an entire few hours today without feeling cranky/uncomfortable/exhausted/miserable and I could really get used to this. This is giving me hope that there could be a serious uptick in my future.
I don’t want to get too excited, but I rather desperately needed a break from feeling like hell. I spent all day yesterday managing (sorry if TMI, but good info for bariatric patients) drainage from my incision. (I had open Roux en-y) I went almost a week with nothing, and then all of a sudden there was not enough gauze in the world. It drained for an entire 13 hours, nonstop. Called doctor, he assured me it was normal. Last night in the wee hours it finally stopped, after starting to panic me.
Woke up this morning and seem to be back on track. Still have major abdominal swelling, which is normal. My doctor requires that we wear a binder 24/7, except in the shower, after surgery. It basically looks like a white corset which you pull together with velcro. It has been a blessing – it makes my stomach feel protected and safe – no worries about getting me to keep it on for the entire 6 weeks.