Friday, February 19, 2010
post op days 5 and 6
sorry I've been slacking. I think the main reason I havn't written anything in for days 5 and 6 is because the pain isn't getting any better, in fact, as you can see, its 4:30 am as I'm typing this, and I'm wide awake awaiting my next pain meds so I can attempt to sleep. I havnt slept in 3 days. My pain level has been at a constant 8 to 9, and even drinking water is a nightmare! One thing I DIDN'T notice much on the online posts about this procedure is the "foam" or crap that gets stuck in your throat 24/7 that you can't swallow down, you try to swallow a thousand times a day and its just stuck there making you gag and choke, and makes it impossible to sleep. Also, with just finding out for sure that I have fibromyalgia, which some of you know makes you very COLD sensitive..and I have to have cold packs surrounding my throat for the pain....but the pain from the cold also makes pain go down my neck, my back and gives me a raging headache. I STILL dont think ANY scabs have come off, which means today is day 7 of nightmare city and I STILL have yet to endure the most painful part...this scares me the most! I thank my friends soooooo much for the foods they've sent over for the family every night, Darci for getting that all set up, and helping out with the girls, Jodi for all the advice, ice chipper, humidifier, etc, and my mom for being here to help me and take care of the kids. Also thanks to my wonderful hubby that has to endure all my my crying and gives me meds at 1am, 5am, etc even on work nights when he's exhausted. I'm sooooo sorry! If I had known that it would have been THIS bad, and the meds would have provided no relief, I NEVER EVER would have done this!