The surgery (laparoscopic) went well and I'm finally free of that pesky, stone filled gall bladder. It took a little longer than expected from all the scar tissue and my surgeon said I should feel really sore for a few days. At least that's what I remember hearing. I do know the pain is more than I had anticipated. Because I had general anesthesia, intubation was necessary so I also have a bit of a sore throat. I'm walking around (for every day one stays bedridden, it takes two days longer to regain strength), taking frequent naps, snacking on Trader Joe's oyster crackers and drinking ginger ale. Right now I'm depending mostly on Tylenol and an ice pack. I'm saving the heavy stuff for night time.
I've said it before: nurses are angels. They were kind, expert in their ministrations, patient, and concerned.
I did some yoga before the surgery and will be doing what I can today and tomorrow (without hurting myself) to help the healing.
Meanwhile, I'll be thinking of me neck-deep in an 89° Gulf of Mexico. That'll help, too. Namaste, Kathy
- I am a retired English teacher and department head, the mother of three, grand mother of three, and have been married to the same man for 42 years. I subscribe to Dr. PM Forni's concept of Civility. I was born in South Philadelphia and grew up in the 'burbs. I love soft pretzels and cheesesteaks, the Phillies, the Eagles, and San Diego. I love being Mom, Aunt Kathy, Nona Kathy, and Teacher. I spend a lot of time in my gardens in the spring and summer, and in the winter I plan what I'm going to plant. I also am an avid reader and photographer.