Friday, January 13, 2006
It's 3:30 in the morning and I can't sleep. I am iching all over and in pain. Like an idiot I decided to weight myself and am up 10 pounds! OMG. It has to be the 9 bags of IV fluids they ran in on the day of surgery as I just had 2 pieces of toast to eat that day, but yesterday I ate what they brought me. Our heart patients routinely gain about 10 to 14 pounds after surgery so I hope and pray it is water. I am pretty swollen up. I have never weighed myself after surgery before so maybe I do this everytime but just didn't know it. Now I am even more miserable. That will teach me. I just told myself yesterday not to weigh myself until next week. I am so swollen and miserable. I can't wait until next week. Already I am sick of the way the pain meds make me feel and I wonder why I am itching. I don't see a rash but wonder if the antibiotics could be causing it. But it is wonderful to look in the mirror. I can't wait until the drains come out so I can try on some sweaters and see how they look. All my friends at work kept looking at my chest and the nurse the helped the doctor do my dressing change is someone I trained. The doctor said everyone kept checking up on me in surgery. Thats what happens when you work someplace for 26 years. No privacy but thats OK.
Posted by Julie at 1:47 AM