August 29, 2009 · 4 comments

Hi! Here I am, 3 days post-op. I finally got into the shower a little while ago – felt good to be clean, but by the end of it, I was pretty wiped out again. I also had to change my bandage on my lymph node incision (which is the one that stretches and pulls and burns, btw), so that wasn’t very enjoyable.

But I am clean, and freshly bandaged. If you are curious or like gross pictures, here is a picture of my leg incision from today. Seriously, if stitches and stuff make you squeamish, don’t look, eh? Couldn’t get a picture of the other incision – first, it’s very upper thigh – in the crease of the leg, and I can’t bend without stretching it, which makes it hurt like hell. Besides, they wouldn’t let me shave for a week before the surgery and then they didn’t shave me when they did the surgery! :shock: Nobody needs to see that. hehe

I’ve been up and around more today – even started some laundry and crutched around a little…plus let the dog out!  It doesn’t seem to take very much to exhaust me though, so I’m trying to take it slow.  Truth be told, I’m not nearly as anxious or bored as I thought I would be at this point!  I’m not getting much of anything accomplished, save for some People Celebrity Crossword puzzles and a lot of twittering and magazine reading, but that’s ok.  Maybe tomorrow I will try to get some work done…today I’m just too sleepy. 🙂

I think I might move down to the couch to sleep tonight though.  I can’t sleep on my back during normal conditions, but now I can’t sleep on my sides, so I’m kind of stuck.  The couch at least allows me to be propped up so I don’t slide down and wake up with screaming back pain in the wee morning hours!

So there you have it – update in a nutshell.  Feel free to yahoo message me, dm me, tweet me, leave comments and / or email me.  You can be pretty sure I’ll get right back to you!!


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Kat August 29, 2009 at 3:20 pm

I looked at your stitches, they look just like my foot did when I had surgery on it. For some reason, stitches don’t gross me out, but staples do. I had staples in my foot as well, and I couldn’t bear to look at it, it made me nauseaous! And I think I spelled that wrong…

Glad you’re feeling a little better, and take it easy!
.-= Kat´s last [bit of blogging genius] ..Innocent Questions =-.


flutter August 29, 2009 at 4:19 pm

rest up, babe. rest up.
.-= flutter´s last [bit of blogging genius] ..Vampires are hot =-.


AndreAnna August 29, 2009 at 4:31 pm

Wow, that’s a pretty gnarly incision. I hope you feel better soon!
.-= AndreAnna´s last [bit of blogging genius] ..He walks! =-.


Shine August 29, 2009 at 9:46 pm

I so didn’t realize that your incision would be that ginormous! I was thinking it would be done laproscopically and it would be like two little cuts or something. You really are P(hranken)goodness! 😉 PLEASE take it easy…I know how you are, you get antsy to get up and futz…I’m sure it’s killing you thinking of all the things that you could be doing, but please don’t! Watch some shows, read some books, keeping twittering, but most of all, REST so you can heal up right!! If I hear otherwise, I will personally come over and tie you to the couch!


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