So I’m usually a pretty positive person, but I’m just going to say it…recovery from this surgery has been awful. Very painful. I’d even have to say it’s been worse then my previous surgeries. There’s the expected incision pain and soreness but there’s also the pain I wasn’t expecting. The pain that had me crying out every time I moved. I didn’t know I would be pumped full of air before surgery started as to make room so my doctor could see. When surgery is over, some of the air is trapped inside. I am suppose to release this air by burping and passing gas. Well I just can’t do those things on demand like my boys can! And I was told later that the air would eventually be absorbed by my intestines, then I would be able to pass the air by burping and passing gas. I didn’t know this would take two days. Two days of the air being trapped and it moving up to my shoulders causing excruciating pain. Pain so bad, I didn’t want to move. At all. It hurt to move. It hurt to cry. Pain medication and heat were the only things to help. I was to get up and walk to help move the air. But I didn’t want to, it hurt. But I did, because I wanted the air out! I’m happy to report that the air is finally leaving my body, I won’t say how…haha! But you can guess! I am now only on Tylenol and feeling much better. I’m hoping to enjoy what’s left of this holiday weekend.
The surgery was performed by my doctor, using Da Vinci. I have one small incision in my belly button and that’s it. I watched a surgery on YouTube, after my surgery of course, and it was so cool to see how it worked. To know that a robot was hovering over me and not my doctor was a little unnerving, but she was only a few feet away operating the robot with the best view to get the job done.
I thank everyone for the positive thoughts and prayers. I felt at peace going into surgery. Surgery is never easy. This one was hard. But I made it through because I knew God had me. So again I thank all of you for lifting me up.
Stay strong. Stay positive.