Well I am back home and things are going well. I have to say that, thankfully, my post surgery experience has been an easy one. As of last night, so four days out, no pain killers and no pain to speak of. I can get a twinge if I move too much in a certain direction or open my jaw too wide, but it's fleeting.
My crisper, clearer sense of the world still stays with me. I have gotten a bit tired being back, but that may be from the all the laundry
Actually, people who have seen me say that I seem more energized. I totally get Jamie's and Joan's comments as I am more interested in doing more socially already.
On the other hand, some of my MS symptoms have flared a lot these past few days. It's passed, and was not a big deal, but noticeable. Coincidence??
A few additional random thoughts to pass on (and perhaps I should put them in the tips sections):
- I thought the machine for the MRV was much louder at Stanford than the one I am used to at home
- the time designated for surgery is actually 2 hrs before the actual surgery begins. I was with Loobie's Mom during that time and it would have been a lot easier to handle knowing that pre-op takes that much time
- I had great results from taking a probiotic. My understanding is that antibiotics can cause constipation as well as the pain killers and since they are pumping us up with antibiotics, taking a probiotic is in order.
- And, if any of the others who have gone before me are pre-menopausal women, please shoot me a PM and tell me how you have fared...
Once I dig out at home and at work, I'll try to pass along any other observations/comments.