I arrived here at the hospital yesterday morning at 10 in preparation for my surgery at 1pm. I was kept very comfortable in a nice room. or anything about being anesthetized or much about recovery. Last night I had a pain pump that worked pretty well but was taken away this morning. Now I am on oral medicines but I can’t honestly say they are doing much for me.
My pain management that was discussed ad nauseum with all of my doctors before the surgery has since all gone out the window and everyone here now seems to think its normal to leave a person in agony while recovering from surgery. My surgeon was just here and reminded me that he told me in advance that it was going to hurt really bad so I told him that I guess I will just have to deal with it, and of course I will. So far I am crying and in unimaginable pain, wish I had better news but maybe next time. Til then I will keep on working to be ok. I already got up and walked a bit and am sitting in a chair right now!
Here is what I looked like before surgery, can’t say that I am smiling like that today,