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.