Day 3 – post bilateral inguinal hernia surgery
So here I am…6 in the morning..been up almost 3 hours. I’ve been averaging 3 hours of sleep a night! Day 3 after surgery and had 4 hours last night..improvement? I wish I had done my research before having the surgery because I honestly don’t think I would’ve gone through it. The surgeon did give me the option to just live with it as long as I could, but no…I wanted it done. The pain is so severe at times, it’s crazy! The surgeon gave me 7.5 Norco for pain..what a joke. I called into the answering service yesterday to the on-call surgeon and he called me back and just told me to double up on the pain meds until I can call the office on Monday. I have such a burning sensation on my left groin side and a pulling sensation on my right side. I’m trying to walk as much as possible but it seems to hurt the most after sitting for some time. Right now I’m at my kitchen table and I’m quite comfortable but I know I’ll have to get up soon and deal with the pain. Let’s not even go there with the constipation issues. What craziness that was/is! I just feel helpless…lost. I live alone and hate depending on people. I can’t get comfortable in bed. I went to sleep last night with the ice pack on…to say the least I woke up with everything still numb and went to get up…WOW! It took me 45 min to get out of the bed just to go pee. I know I’m rambling…maybe I’m bored…maybe I want someone to tell me I’ll be ok…maybe I just want someone to give me the answers to how long will this last? What suggestions do you have on sleeping, sitting, showering, etc..? I’m glad this group is here.. Thanks for reading.
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