I think it also helps that my bowels fully woke up yesterday. Before yesterday I only would expel very small amounts of stool at a time and I hadn't passed any gas since that one time at the hospital. It took some trials and errors, but I learned how to poop yesterday. Yup, I had to relearn how to poop. So, now when I go the bathroom I have much more substantial bowel movements. I've also started passing gas, lots of it. And whoa, do I feel better. Between the swelling from surgery and all the gas inside me I easily could have passed for five months pregnant.
Thanks again to those who bought me the fall dresses! They are really coming in handy. My abdomen is still so sore I can't wear pants. Even if I wasn't so sore, I don't think they'd fit over my pseudo-pregnant belly.