Hi friends. Sorry to leave you all hanging here. I just have been in so much pain I haven't sat down in front of our computer really. I have been using my phone to post little updates on FB. On Thursday, the 29th I went in to have my gallbladder removed. It was the laser surgery so I was supposed to be in and out and home by the late afternoon. That didn't happen. It seems that during the surgery, while working on removing my gallbladder, my diaphragm and lung were punctured and my lung collapsed. I was told it was fixed with mesh and staples, whatever those are. The surgeon also told my mom that there were some "adhesions" on my colon, which he removed. I'm not sure that that means and I haven't been back to see the surgeon yet. I woke up in recovery in excruciating pain. I felt like my right side had been ripped out or something. It hurt so bad. They kept me in the hospital until Friday evening and then I was allowed to come home. All things hurt; breathing, talking, laughing, sneezing, coughing, getting in and out of bed. I can't really walk upright that well, I hunch over. My stomach broke out in an itchy rash from the pre-op wash. I finally was able to go #2 (sorry, TMI) after a week after talking some milk of mag. I did go back to my local doctor last week and they did a chest x-ray to make sure I am healing okay. My pain meds were upped because I was not managing well. I also got a shot in the butt of Toradol, which helped with the pain too. So overall it's just been a really crappy ordeal.
I stayed home for a week and came back to work yesterday. I am tired but because the pain is okay when I am sitting down, I am here. So I am at work because I have a comfy chair and am okay here. When I am up on my feet, it is more soreness. When I lay down, I feel like I am being stabbed. It's so unbearable I want to die. It does still hurt when I breath deep. I am battling a cold as well, which doesn't help at all. I think I slept for about 90 minutes total last night. I hunched over on the floor crying for awhile because it just hurt so damn bad.
I called the surgeon this morning and my appointment was moved from Friday to tomorrow due to the pain I am having. We'll see what he has to say. I am nervous though because I have gotten little information. I have been made to feel like an inconvenience each time I have called or asked questions.
For my friends that sent me beautiful flowers, thank you so very, very much.