Saturday, January 14, 2006

Recovering

I am finally able to eat!!! For the last two days, I have not been able to keep any food down. Starting this morning, I have been able to keep down saltines, apple juice, sprite, and water. This evening I was able to eat some actual food. Christa cooked up a ham, mashed potatoes, peas, and hot rolls. It was delicious.

I gently touched the VNS Pulse device through my skin. The area around the implant was quite sore, but there was not any bleeding or brusing.

The pain medication I have been taking about every 4.5 to 5 hours seems to be working quite well. It makes me a bit sleepy after about 1 hour after taking it.

Another side effect of the surgery is that ZAP!! (Simple Partial Seizure) I have to sit up at a 45 degree angle for 72 hours. This is not so fun. All in all the surgery is not so bad. The pain levels seems to be comparable with what you would expect for having cuts in the neck and chest.

1 comment:

Rusty said...

Really, really glad you are feeling better. Gonna be uphill from here on I am sure. Just take extra good care of yourself and look forward to getting the device activated - I really feel it is going to help. Just a feeling but hey from someone who thinks the end of the world is just around the corner it must mean something!!! MOM