I'm glad most of the comments on Thursday's gallbladder post gave me reassurance that I would feel SO much better soon. There are one or two I could have done without that scared me, but all comments welcome, of course :
So, I didn't bounce back up like I hoped I would today. Shocker, haha. My luck is apparently not the greatest. I didn't sleep last night because I was so uncomfortable. I thought surely my pain pills would help. I'm not a huge fan of pain pills, and I really would like not to feel pain when I'm taking them. That's not too much to ask, no? haha. Okay, I promise I'm not just going to complain until I'm 100% well. There IS a light at the end of the tunnel and things could obviously be much worse. Again, I'm just glad to have this all figured out and be on the road to being 100% healthy!.....
I do feel like some of the gas is exiting. Yesterday, I felt like I had a baby belly, haha. I'm not feeling it in my shoulders and such anymore. So, that's a plus. My mom did make a good point. Since I have had a laparoscopic surgery before (3 1/2 years ago,) I had scar tissue. The biggest instrument that goes in goes in through the belly button. Since my stomach has grown three humans in the past two years, also scar tissue. She's a retired surgical nurse and she went on to give me further details about how that makes things a bit tricker, thus making sense of some of this pain. ick. I could never be a nurse.
Anyways! I'm just taking it easy today. Hanging in bed and walking around the house. Brent took Knox to one of our nephew's football games, so that will be a nice outing for them. My mom and cousin took Sloane to the grocery store with them, so nice girl time for them.
I'm craving tortilla soup, salmon and salt & vinegar potato chips. Random, I know. The doctor told me to only do liquids yesterday and I have yet to eat any food today, so we will see how that goes.
My mom did put MiraLax in some almond milk...with Hershey's chocolate syrup, ha! TMI? She said I would need it.
This is my current setup.. oh, and the green cup has a built in straw. Is it weird that I think that's cool? Ballard Designs, I want everything. I wish I wouldn't have even looked. My cousin, Emma, sent me a gluten free cookbook and I'm marking recipes. Thank you, Emma! I still have a few thank you notes to get out from the babies' party. I know, running behind, per usual : /
I took these pictures yesterday. I was bored. No makeup, no hair brushing and pumped with gas. Just keeping it real. A few people asked about incisions. Here they are. I don't take the bandaids off until tonight, but the nurse said to wash areas and put fresh ones back on.
So there you have it. Gallbladder removal in all it's glory, haha!
Thank you all, again, for the well wishes and prayers.
I know, you are probably thinking you wasted your time reading this post. Hopefully I'll return later with more exciting things....like adorable babies for day 13..and maybe some fun weekly buys tomorrow. I also want to get back to midweek randoms. Those random thoughts didn't just stop ;)
Have a good day!