The surgery was yesterday at 9 AM. I can say this was the easiest hernia repair of the three. I left the hospital almost spin free because to the new procedure of numbing the surgery site from the inside. I did not take any pain meds until last evening. I got some uninterrupted sleep and I continue to take the pain media at a 25% reduction from the max permitted. Did I tell you I don't like pain meds?! But, they are necessary sometimes.
The surgeon was good. The anesthesiologist put me into a nap state, and all went well. I woke up alert. Early this morning, about 4AM, I did have a short episode of nausea, that diarrhea feeling up my back, and a cold, clammy, sweat over my body. I drank some Ginger Ale slowly, and in about a half hour I felt better. That's it!
Now, I am still sore, but the pain is manageable. I will continue to take it slow for the rest of the week and I WILL NOT lift anything heavier than my coffee cup for the next 6 weeks! But I feel pretty good.
I appreciate everyone prayers and telephone calls. Your friendship and caring keep me going strong. I will keep you posted. But right now, it is time to rest.