Finally,I had surgery to repair a hernia Wednesday

Started by Mastafrank, November 20, 2020, 04:57:08 PM

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Mastafrank

I naively thought I'd be there for an hour ::)

Hahaha...I was in pre-op for 4 hours,I was starting to feel cranky since I hadn't drunk or eaten anything since the previous night...

When the Nurse installed the IV port she missed the vein and had to wiggle the needle out  :o good thing I'm not squeamish lol.She was extra gentle when deforesting my trunk area thankfully...

Post surgery I woke up without feeling hungover thankfully,was realeased at 7:30 pm


Gyppo

Hope it all went well.

How did Pigs treat you when you got home?  Friends with dogs tell me some seem unhappy when the boss comes home with the 'hospital smell' about them, others just seem fascinated by the 'new experience'  and want to keep sniffing at the operation site.  I'm told some cats do the same.

Gyppo

Mastafrank

Pigs was quite happy to see me,I took him out for a short walk.Have to make sure he doesn't pull on the leash...They gave me a prescription opioid for the pain Wich I found funny as I experienced worse pain when I had shingles :-X

A close friend wants me to sell it :o

Don't worry I'm not that daft

Jo Bannister

Look after yourself.  I'm glad it went well, but the danger point is when you think you're over it and you're not quite.  Give everything time to heal properly.

On the plus side, working a keyboard doesn't use your abdominal muscles too much...

Laura

Start where you are, use what you have, do what you can.
Arthur Ashe

Mastafrank

Quote from: Jo Bannister on November 21, 2020, 09:15:27 AM
Look after yourself.  I'm glad it went well, but the danger point is when you think you're over it and you're not quite.  Give everything time to heal properly.

On the plus side, working a keyboard doesn't use your abdominal muscles too much...

Youre absolutely right! I make sure to walk and rest frequently.Friends suggest that I lift nothing heavier than my zipper :D
Quote from: Laura on November 21, 2020, 12:52:30 PM
Take care of yourself, Frank.

Will do. I've been feeling rather melancholic since the surgery,I believe it's just the after effects of the anesthetic

Gyppo

Quote from: Mastafrank on November 21, 2020, 11:25:08 PM
I've been feeling rather melancholic since the surgery,I believe it's just the after effects of the anesthetic

Very likely.  I wasn't myself for a few days after my op.  Then I woke up one morning and there I was again.  The 'loss of self' can be quite disconcerting, especially if you don't realise why it's happening.

Gyppo

Mastafrank

Quote from: Gyppo on November 22, 2020, 12:01:12 AM
Quote from: Mastafrank on November 21, 2020, 11:25:08 PM
I've been feeling rather melancholic since the surgery,I believe it's just the after effects of the anesthetic

Very likely.  I wasn't myself for a few days after my op.  Then I woke up one morning and there I was again.  The 'loss of self' can be quite disconcerting, especially if you don't realise why it's happening.

Gyppo

That's why they advise putting off any important life decisions..

Gyppo


Mastafrank