I’m getting so much better! While I’m still on alternating Tylenol and Motrin around the clock, I haven’t had a ‘big’ pain pill in over 13 hours!! I had been on them ever 4 hrs around the clock. This is HUGE progress!!
My only minor setback was dinner last night. I wanted to be normal and eat with the family and we had Asian takeout. I was careful with ordering but forgot about soy sauce containing gluten so now I’m dealing with the multi day aftermath of a gluten attack. I’m bloated (about 2 lbs worth) and feel very full, but it’s not as bad as it could be. It wasn’t a crazy amount of gluten but it was enough. So the next few days will see me drinking extra water and having mostly just yogurt, Turkey, green beans, and blueberries. Safe, single ingredient things.
I’ve been spending most of my time in bed with some in my chair in my room too. I take frequent walks around the house and have taken a few showers (so good!). The boys have each spent some nice one on one time with me in the bed watching TV and talking. They like to get “rides” when I pump the bed up and down!
My incision is healing incredibly well! It goes from right under my breasts vertically straight down and around my belly button. It’s basically my entire stomach! It was just closed with surgical glue…a LOT of glue! Plus two small side holes where the drains were. One had stitches and one didn’t. The one with stitches feels totally unnecessary and I want to have my mom take them out. So unnecessary! She’s a nurse and we have the proper suture scissors.