Monday, February 15, 2010
tonsillectomy day 4 (day 3 post op)
still in hell. Not getting a break with these meds, and I didn't expect the severe pain to last this long with no breaks! I slept on and off today cause that's the only time I'm not feeling the pain, but I snore and choke so badly when sleeping that I keep waking myself up. I pretty much didn't do anything but lie in bed with ice packs on my neck and heat pads on my ears and head, but I did manage to take a shower with Jasons help, and the hot water felt good, but was exhausting. At least I'm clean though. Gonna try warm broths, etc tonight cause the cold seems to be stinging pretty bad right now...even ice. The only GOOD news is that my skin is clear as a babys, and the scale is dropping like crazy....seriously...my hip bones are protruding and it's only day 4! I'm hoping for at least a day reprieve before the scabs start coming off, cause I've been told that's the most painful of all, and I just want a slight break from pain before then so I dont need to be checked into the insane assylum...seriously...just a couple of hours and I'd be happy..is that too much to ask? The meds are only lasting about 2 hrs between pain, and I can only take them every 4 hours, so I'm trying to sleep through most of it, but that's not working out so well. So far my fave food has still been the bread dipped in sugary cinnamon milk (has to be orowheat buttermilk bread) sooooooo good...sounds gross looks gross but sooooo good. Ok back to bed, I'm exhausted!