Friday, January 13, 2006

The Morning After....

I made it through the night... barely. I ended up waking up about every hour as I have to sit up while sleeping at a 45 degree angle... not so easy! (No wonder no one ever mentioned that piece of information BEFORE the surgery!!) I am able to take my pain medication, Hydrocodone, which works quite well. I've only gotten sick once so far... messy! Hopefully, I won't get sick again! I have to leave the bandages covering the two incisions on for 5 days. The steristrips which cover the incisions have to remain on for 10 days. Unfortunately for me, they are aalready starting to itch like crazy!!

Off topic - our cat, Domino, finally came back home this morning. He escaped early yesterday morning - before the surgery - and we weren't able to search for him.

The Hydrocodone is starting to kick in. I'll have Christa write more for me later.

3 comments:

Rusty said...

Sleeping upright - bad, pain - bad, upchucking - bad. Vicadin - good! The itching will probably abate - but try this, right around the edge of the strips rub a little lotion, or some ointment with benzocaine or one of the oter caine's in it. MOM

Emeriol said...

Thanks Ma! I got sick once more and feeling a bit nauseous now. The doctor called in another script for the nausea. Our neighbor was kind enough to pick it up for me so that Christa could stay and take care of me. Hopefully it will work. I'll let you know in an hour... er, if you don't hear from me that's a good sign as Christa says the medicine will make the nausea go away and put me to sleep. Wish me luck!

Rusty said...

Luck, luck, luck, luck..... wished strongly. Nausea bad - me no like. Is it from the Vicodan or from the surgery??? Hope you don't respond as that will mean you are sleeping.... Ma