It has been sixteen days since surgery. I have found a painless moment to write a little something.
Surgery was a blast, 8 hours on the table 3 hours in recovery, I don't remember much more for the next couple days except I felt like I was laying on a shovel, rocks, twigs and a fire pit. When I was coherent the fire ants all over my back burned like hot coals. I was finally able to have them look at the incision they had used Tegederm sheets to cover my entire back, that was great however I am allergic to adhesive, It was noted on my chart, I made sure we discussed it before the surgery. That was all beside the point by now. so they changed the dressing and I was completely blistered all over my back and sides. Big long wide blisters like 2nd degree burns, I realized that my thoughts as to how my back felt was fairly accurate. They redressed it and the staff was a frenzy to find out how it happened. All I wanted was relief. They put some cream on it and redressed the wound.
I was determined to go home on Sunday, and I did. It has been so difficult. When you can't even get in and out of bed like you use to. I hate pain meds and have really tried to do without it. Its not possible as hard as I try, I get to a point that is beyond control and I have to do something. The Doc said I should be on them for two months. I am not in favor of that at all. So for now I will take it one day at a time.
Soon I will start making something..............................