I am feeling okay. I still have a good amount of pain and I'm still on the pain meds (percocet). But, we were able to cut the dose in half. Surprisingly I have a lot of pain in my lower back. At the hospital a nurse told me it was partly because the doctor contorts your body during surgery, since he needs to access both sides of you. I also have abdominal pain. Besides all the pain I am extremely tired. I get out of breath and light headed very easy. Today is the first day I am actually able to sit up more. Before I got very dizzy and out of breath while sitting.
This morning I visited the ostomy nurse. It was my first adventure out since the surgery. And lets just say it wiped me out completely! The nurse was very pleased with me. She said most young people do not accept and embrace their ostomy like I did. The nurse did tell me, I probably won't be able to wear pants while I have the ostomy. Unless they are very baggy and I have a very long shirt. The doctor put my stoma right on my belt line, and since I have a small frame the bag is large on me and hangs down to almost mid thigh. Good thing it is summer and I stocked up on sun-dresses! (Thanks Aunt Pam for helping me with that!!) I don't know what I'll wear once fall comes. Oh well, I have plenty of time to think about it.
Tomorrow I have an appointment with Dr Kim, the surgeon. He is going to attempt to remove my drain tube. Currently I have a tube coming out of a little hole in my belly. It drains fluids out of abdominal cavity. I can't wait to get rid of it. A doctor at the hospital attempted to remove it, but she couldn't. She tried three times to pull it out. And all three times I screamed like a banshee and the tube didn't budge. It felt like she was trying to pull all of my insides out through a tiny hole. It was a little bothersome since she pulled with all her might and it didn't even move an inch. She said that she has never seen a drain tube that would budge before. They think I might have developed an adhesion to it. So let's just say that I am very nervous to have Dr Kim remove it tomorrow.
Well that is about all I can type for today. I must go lay down. It took a couple sessions just to get this all typed out.