Last Friday I had surgery to remove my gall bladder. I wasn't really having issues with it, but there was a polyp (non cancerous) in it, so I went under the knife. I talked to so many people who said how easy it would be. I beg to differ! Just 10 hours after surgery, I was in the ER in horrible pain. First, I told them at the surgery center that the med they prescribed me does not work for me. Apparently, I am an idiot when it comes to my own pain relief. Not only was the pain med not working, but I was unable to use the bathroom. I know that may be TMI...but it's part of the story. In the ER, they gave me some IV drugs - hallelujah! I also had to be cathed - joy. Never had that done before. It did offer some relief from pain...my belly was so distended.
I seriously remember very little from the weekend....I went back to work on Wednesday, but only made it through half of the day. I am getting my energy level back, but still have significan't pain in one spot. I go back to the doctor on Monday...can't wait to ask him about that one! When I can take a deep breath without pain, I will consider it a good day!