Gallbladder Surgery 9/1/17

Surgery 9/1/17

So today went well. Got to the surgery center at 9am. Got called back pretty quick but then waited in pre-op until around 11:30am.

When I woke up I was disoriented. I don’t remember then putting me to sleep. That’s the best part about anestesia. It’s like time traveling.

I was in pain but not crazy at first since I was still doped up. My abdomen felt super weird. I had a bite on my lip… And briusing on my arm. And 4 bandages on my belly.

They sent me home with a prescription for percocet to take every 4hrs. That helped the pain but not the gas pain. The air they pump into you for surgery hurt the most. It made my back, ribs, & shoulders ache hard. Made getting comfortable impossible. Sitting and laying down are awkward. Laying flat wasn’t allowed but couldn’t have done it even if I wanted to..

Update: Day 2

My days & nights ran together first couple days. Sitting up and bending hurt. My stomach muscles were unusable. I couldn’t turn it twist either. You’re supposed to walk around and move around as often as possible… So I got up and walked around several times a day. I couldn’t stand up straight though. I had an elderly hunch to my gait.

Day 3. Monday 9/4

Today i removed my bandages. They said you can do this after a couple days & shower. So I removed them. And after the first one, after seeing it, I immediately got dizzy & nauseous. Woozy. Didn’t like that at all. I removed the other 3 with increasing uneasiness. Showing was very difficult. It was a lessen in self composure trying to get through it without collapsing. I kept seeing stars & darkness surrounded my vision… I didn’t know I could be so affected by the sight of the incisions. But I’m definitely not interested in looking at them whatsoever.

Will update after a few more days… 

So much to update…

Its been a while since posting. I have a few things to update…

Updates on Baby, post-partum health, depression, gallbladder, etc.

I had a baby!

Evie Jo was born on July 3rd. She was two inches shorter than Bronson (18.5″) and 5 oz heavier (6lbs 6oz). She came SO FREAKING FAST! I had what I thought were braxton hicks contractions at around 8am on the 3rd but just went back to sleep. Around 9:30am, I woke up and realized I was still having mini contractions. By around 10:30 they started to hurt pretty badly but were still very irregular and were around 7 to 9 mins apart. Stephanie came over to check me because the pain was bad enough that I wanted to go to the hospital but if I hadn’t dilated yet then they wouldn’t let me stay. When she got here it was about an hour later, around 11:30am. She checked me in the bedroom and freaked out because I was dilated to 7cm. When she told me I was terrified because I knew that they don’t offer epidural or meds past 6cm dilated…Continue This Post…»