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.

3 comments:

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?

Robyn's Nest said...

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