Monday, December 19, 2011

Well....GREAT! (sarcasm dripping)

Last night I felt really good! Less pain, less gas, less bloating! I went to bed with plans to grocery shopping!

This morning I woke up at 4:10AM, aching all over, coughing and freezing! Yikes! This hurts differently. Better take my temp--100.5 degrees! Check my incisions--no redness, no pus, not hot--shew! No problem there. Wake up Hubby--he's a retired critical care nurse. His diagnosis--there's a problem, call the doctor/surgeon. It's 4:30AM! So we wait till 8:00 to call.

Here's the results: I have Atelectasis. Translation: fluid on my lungs. Antibiotics, expectorant, an incentive Spirometer, nasal steroids, Tylenol.

Doc said this is a "complication" of surgery and being on a breathing machine for over three hours during surgery.

I would say a cuss word out loud if I was a cussing woman.

Miserable. Sigh.


Amy said...

oh yuck! hope you feel better soon!

banded bella said...

You are gonna be fine just relax and let your hubby and doctor take care of you. I do hope you feel better fast. Have you gotten mail recently?

Anonymous said...

Oh Cheri- I am so sorry to hear this. I hope the doctor (and hubby) get you straightened out fast.