I’ve been home 8 days now and I’m happy to say that the 28lbs of fluid that came home in my body as now gone. My legs are my own again and I no longer look like a rugby prop forward. The downside of losing the fluid is that I can now feel some pain mainly in my rib cage which was wired back together after the surgery.
A lot of the stitches have now dissolved 😊 so they no longer itch like they did which is a bonus. I also have bouts of extreme tiredness which come over me all of a sudden and I either have to take myself off to bed for an hour or sit like a nodding dog on the settee.
My concentration seems to come in bursts of clarity ( wow that impressed me 😏) or I find it hard to focus, I miss painting so much and I’ve been trying to do a finger painting on my iPad for several days.
All of this I’m told is quite normal and I just need to rest, eat and keep moving. I’m moving often, they have put me on a water tablet to get rid of any excess fluid 🤭 I just wish that wasn’t happening every hour on the hour all day and all night!
I’m enjoying reading all your posts unless they’re too funny because it hurts to laugh 😂
The strange thing is that I actually feel better now than I did previously to the surgery, I can breathe so much easier and I know it’s only a matter of time before I get up to speed and start painting again .😊