Recovering from takedown

Hi, everyone!  I am in a hospital room, recovering from my takedown with Dr. Remzi. I had VERY TOUGH night after my surgery .. I was dry-heaving all night, about every ten minutes very aggressively.  And you guessed it, with the abdomen being worked on for the takedown and a gall bladder  I am sure there were a few tears.  OUCH! They put a new NG tube in (this is really fun! - yikes!) the next morning that helped.

 

I am at my second full day after surgery and happy to say without any leaking, casually sat on the toi toi and my first new bowel movements!    The new plumbing seems to have worked!

 

Now, here are some tips before any of our surgeries as far as I"m concerned.  You do NOT want nausea after these surgeries!  1.  Be sure to tell the anesthesiologist if you feel nausea might be an issue. 2 Tell the surgeon to leave the NG tube in after surgery for a day or so -- MUCH better than having it put in when you are awake, and 3.  I am pretty sure I had a very bad caffeine withdrawal headache that caused much of the vomiting!  Be sure to wean off caffeine before a surgery.  They had to literally give me coffee the day after my surgery and the nurses mentioned that withdrawal headaches occur very often!

 

Well, on my way to resting and recovering further!  

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