4 days post-op

It’s 4 a.m. and I am wide awake. I was so tired last night that I went to bed last at 9:30 p.m. These early morning wake-ups seem to be norm for me after surgery. I did the same thing after my heart surgery 3 years ago.

The good news is that it is day 4! I can have some more solid food, actually still considered liquids, today. I made myself a Carnation Instant Breakfast and am drinking it now with my Percocet. Yogurt, cottage cheese, cream of wheat and just about anything that can be pureed in the Magic Bullet is now allowed. I will stay on this diet for 7-14 days. The dietitian says that it all depends on how well I tolerate the change.

Painwise, I woke up felling better this a.m. The shoulder pain from the anesthesiology and gas is pretty much gone. The bruises and pain from the Heparin shots in my thigh are almost gone. The abdominal pain is still there but much lower. It is sort of like that stomach pain when you eat too much.

I am going to try to walk some today. I have just been walking around the yard. Since it’s so hot, I think I will venture out around 9:00 a.m. before the heat gets too bad. I want to get back into an exercise routine.

They continue to work on our kitchen and first floor project this weekend. There was a workman here all day yesterday and he is scheduled to be back today. It’s not the most ideal atmosphere for recovery; saws and hammers banging. The good news is that they hope to be pretty much wrapped up by this coming Friday.

Well, I am off to bed for hopefully a few more hours of sleep.

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