Well I went back to bed for awhile and feel better now that I have had some sleep. I called the doctor and they are switching my pain medication to Darvocet which I know doesn't make me itch. I am so swollen and have pitting edema in my thighs and back. I am debating whether I should take some of my lasix or just wait it out. I also didn't realize my IV had infiltrated until I got home and saw how swollen my hand and arm was. That was a surprise as I always thought that would hurt. Thanks to everyone who emailed me letting me know the swelling was normal. Nurses make such terrible patients.
I did my dressing change and washed up. Frankenboobies look somewhat frightening but they should look better when the swelling goes down and the bruising goes away. They are a sick yellow blue right now. I have sweatshirt on right now and I can't believe how it fits me. So roomy. The best news of all is the burning pain between my shoulder blades is gone. It might be because I have been so lazy but I am hopeful it is already better because of the surgery.
I feel so behind in exercise. I have to really watch that because I have been known to do to much after surgery and then mess myself up. I need to just rest at least the weekend. I get my drains out Monday and I will ask about starting my 10,000 steps. For lunch I just had some leftover spagetti and warmed up applesauce. Tasty. I don't know what Rick is planning for supper. It is in his hands for the weekend.