My Surgery

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by cslewis, Feb 17, 2006.

  1. cslewis macrumors 6502a

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    [Note to all readers: I am under the influence of the maximum dose of Percoset (sp.?) while writing this. I'm also groggy and dizzy.]

    I'm sure that everyone at MR would agree that waking up at 4 AM to do ANYTHING would suck... but it sucks even more when it's surgery. I don't remember what it was called, but it involved nabbing a little vein that could burst when im older under 3 layers of muscle (as well as skin and fat) near my stomach. It happened at 6 AM yesterday, and I wasn't released until 11 AM yesterday morning. Apparently it took half the normal anesthesia to put me to slepe and it took twice as long as a normal person for me to wake up from it. I have this huge bandage near my bellybutton, and the whole thing hurts a lot, and i'm on all kinds of anti-nausea, painkiller, and anti-inflammatory drugs. I'm still in pain, but I have ice on my bandage and am doing OK. I woke up at noon today (it's 3:49 right now) and am probably doing to go back to sleep soon... but I got a huge gift basket full of stuff from relatives and am feeling very spoiled. In a day or so i'll come back to this thread, read my entry and laugh at how dumb I sounded, but I dunno, I just wanted to share the fact that I was ok with everyone (I can't remember if I started a thread about the surgery before it). In any case, i'm feeling really dizzy, so I have to go back to sleep now.

    Thansk!
     
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  3. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    Glad to hear that you made it throuh and now recovering....we are all glad that you post but get some rest!


    Bless
     
  4. floriflee macrumors 68030

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    Glad your surgery went well! I guess this would be a bad time to make you laugh really hard... ;)

    Happy recovery!
     
  5. cslewis thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    yeh i tried for about 5 minutes to psuh open a pull-out door in my house,.. now i really need to sleep. thanks for the well wises everyone :) .
     
  6. CompUser Guest

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    Wow, I hope you feel better.

    You can sell those pain killers at school ;). I am sure there are plenty of kids that would want them.

    ^^Just kidding^^
     
  7. Johnny Rico macrumors 6502

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    I think that hippy is starting to kick in..
     

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  8. yanasax macrumors member

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    DRUUUUUUUGS
    yes, there are some kids at school who would like some..
    *cough*cough*
    ;)
     
  9. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    You've got my sympathy. I spent a week in the hospital last month. Major surgery, lots of pain and a long recovery.
     
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    OK, everyone after me.

    Percocets™

    They suck pretty bad, actually.

    Vicodins™ are a much better high err, back pain killer than the rest.
     
  12. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Vicodin is my narcotic of choice, but I got myself off them ASAP this last time around.
     
  13. cslewis thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Now that I'm well-rested and somewhat more coherent, I'd like to say to everyone that Percosets suck. You feel dizzy, drowzy, and groggy. They're not fun. The hospital gave me like 20 of them, but i'll only take the ones I need... and THROW AWAY the extras (sorry yanisax).

    Another thing i'd like to mention... i'm being kind of low-key about WHERE the vein is. It's not that the vein could burst. It's that it was a varicose vein... apparently many men will know what i'm talking about.

    Anyway, this whole situation is kind of awkward... but my doctor says i'll be able to walk correctly in a few days! :D
     
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    Yeah, it was actually nice after my surgery to get off of them after having been on them for two years. Not fun, but I've been clean™ for 5 months.
     
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    Hernia? I have no idea what you are talking about.

    Percocets send me through the ceiling. I can't sleep for a week. Hate them.

    Now a couple of 5/500 Vicodins and a glass of Merlot. Mmm Mmm Good™
     
  16. cslewis thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Sure, we'll leave it at that.
     
  17. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Two years? Wow, that's a long time to be on a painkiller.

    After I got home from the hospital I took maybe three a day for about a week, then cut down to half dose for a few more days, then just a half a pill at bedtime. As soon as I could tolerate the pain, I was off them completely. Other than dulling the hurt, I didn't like the way they made me feel.
     
  18. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    Ouch. I think I know what you're referring to there. Fingers (and legs ;) ) crossed you'll be feeling better soon.
     
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    Yeah, two years. I was eating them in the end, before hey finally decided to "go in."

    The first couple of weeks sucked pretty bad, but then I was fine.
     
  20. cslewis thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Of course. You don't blame me for being vague now, do you? :D
     
  21. cslewis thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Since i'm being obnoxiously vague, if you pm me i'll send a link to exactly what I had done.

    Just make sure you aren't squeamish and haven't eaten for a while. And i'd appreciate it if it didn't make its way back to this thread.
     
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  23. cslewis thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Neither, i'm afraid. It probably hurts as much as the former, though.

    As an update... i'm still in pain, but at least tomorrow i'll be able to bathe. My stomach is still yellow with iodine.

    Thanks for the support and interesting discussion, everyone. :)
     
  24. pseudobrit macrumors 68040

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    Anyone can find out exactly what you're talking about by Googling these clues. No need to be embarrassed about it; we all have funky things go bad from time to time.
     

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