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Recovery from hardware removal
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November 24, 2014
I wake up from anesthesia, I just got my Filshie clips removed, I'm not in pain, I can smile. I don't need pain meds, I leave the hospital nearly pain free. I just had major surgery, yet I'm okay. I knew what the problem was, I just needed to voice my concern. Tell everyone I know, let it be known.

November 25, 2014
The gas pain was nearly unbearable, at least I had the heating pad, still haven't taken any pain meds, though maybe I should. Was up almost all night going to the bathroom or trying to, I think the swelling is getting to me. I feel like a big balloon, I'm filled with co2 gas not helium, the pain goes up through my shoulders and my neck. I have 3 incisions, one under my belly button, one on my lower right abdomen, and a bikini cut. I cannot see them like my last surgery, I cannot take baths either. They must be bigger than my last surgery. I feel no ache, slight fatigue, no nausea in the morning. Feeling like my old self already!

November 26, 2014
The gas pain is much more tolerable today, only had to use the heating pad a few times. Last night I Was able to sleep very well too, moved around much more freely. Nice and hungry but I ate too much and felt like I was going to explode. Ended up taking pain meds around the clock and was able to be up walking for a few hours, even made a cherry pie, a loaf of bread, and super. Can't sleep for some reason. Bloating had gone down, hoping for a great day tomorrow.

November 27, 2014
no gas pains today only when I lay down. I had a long day today of standing and walking barely sitting down for even a minute. Since today was Thanksgiving I had a lot to do, however my incisions we're sore. the only time I ever sat down was to play crossing and even that didn't take nearly as long as I thought it would. Before I knew it I was up walking around again because Dad needed help or mom needed help with the food. After a while, I started to feel dizzy because of lack of food. The good thing was even though I ate food, a lot of food I did not feel bloated. I drink some tea once I got home and had another pain medicine slowly drifted off to sleep and ended up sleeping 12 hours.

November 28, 2014
feeling really tired today shoulders are hurting too most likely due to the last of the gas pain, bloating has subsided. Had some weird stomach pain, turned out to be a signal to go potty so I had my first bowel movement since surgery and it wasn't terrible just hoping it didn't move my bowel out of place, a few hours later had my second bowel movement. Began having shoulder pain, couldn't find the time to sit down and rest, went in to go to the bathroom to find my undies were full of blood, HAD to find time to rest after that. Hours later had another bowel movement, but this time it was very painful, cramps and incision pain. Ate just fine today, didn't need any medicine for pain.

November 29, 2014
today I was extremely tired ended up sleeping for about 14 hours and was still tired. my incisions are still very sore, occasionally they feel like something is dripping, everytime I look though its fine. The tape stuff they used is starting to peel off. I took a shower earlier today and the water hitting my incisions was hurting. i also haven't taken any medicine for over 24 hours now, so i can finally start driving again. getting in the car is kind of difficult since I have a high car, but it was fairly simple to drive I'm just slow. As soon as we got home from Aaron's parents housewe were already rushing off to go buy some movies. Got home just in time for the kids to go to bed and we can watch a movie.

November 30, 2014
still really tired today, thinking it has something to do with staying up late. Having very weird dreams, they don't keep me up but they keep me wanting to know what happens next, like a good book. Finally got myself out of bed at noon, Ruby had already gotten picked up by grandma so its only Scarlett Aaron and myself. my incisions still hurt, they still feel like something is dripping. most of my other symptoms have already disappeared: the fatigue is back with a vengeance, low sex drive is going away slowly, dry vagina is gone, that weird pain I felt going down my legs if I stood too long is gone, the hair loss seems to have either gone away or slow down because I don't really notice much anymore, headaches have gone, that pain over my left ovary is gone,I already forgot that I used to have night sweats and cold sweats and hot flashes.I have not had my first period yet since the surgery I believe I am on cycle day 18. Still charting my cycles although my thermometer has been gone for a month now at least so I'm just charting the cervical mucus. my cycles seem to be about the same so far. Still haven't gotten to the doctor for the 2 week post operation appointment still have to schedule but I'm just lazy.

December 1, 2014
today started off lazy, the fatigue makes me really tired. So far it is the only symptom that is not going away. My patience is still gone, caught my 1 year old eating a Christmas bulb a few minutes after I told my 4 year old to keep an eye on her, exploded at the 4 year old for not watching her. It's only been a week since surgery and I feel so much better!