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Nov 05, 2015 12:10 PM

Well, had a semi-pleasant visit with my surgeon this morning. Procedure didn't hurt all that bad but will be ending up on IV daptomycin again. Number of days tbd at this point. My patience is running very thin right now.

Nov 05, 2015 12:38 PM

Hang in there, Amanda!! I'm glad it wasn't as painful as you thought. The antibiotics will kick the shot out of this MRSA and you'll be good to go. Sending gentle {{{{Hugs}}}} and prayers your way. 💕🙏🏻🌻😊

Nov 05, 2015 12:45 PM

Alwayz, the local hasn't really worn off yet, but it will eventually. Got my Vicodin at the ready for it.

Nov 05, 2015 6:37 PM

And one more question. Should I still be needing the Vicodin at night for pain? It has only been 9 days since surgery but just curious.

Nov 05, 2015 6:44 PM

That is a great q for the doctor. Everyone takes their own time to heal. Hope it clears out soon

Nov 05, 2015 7:20 PM

Yes, it's normal. Remember that a lot of shifting of your organs took place along with everything else. When I was recovering, I started to not need it in the daytime but I had to take it at night. Took about 2 weeks before I could go to bed without having to take it. {{{Hugs}}} and prayers for you. Sleep well and try to rest as much as you can. 💕🙏🏻🌻

Nov 05, 2015 7:25 PM

Alwayz, one more question and this is probably tmi but I just had my first exam after surgery this morning. Is cramping to be expected after? The reason I ask is, I've been cramping pretty much nonstop since about 2:30 or 3:00 this afternoon. I realize everything got shifted, so I'm thinking this is "normal".

Nov 06, 2015 8:02 AM

Amanda, I'm sorry that I'm just seeing this. Between studying and feeling crappy myself I didn't come back on yesterday. Yes, between surgical intrusion and gas, surgical pain, etc. cramping is normal. As long as it's not intolerable and accompanied by fever, chills, the runs, bleeding or anything else, I wouldn't worry.
I hope that you are feeling better this morning. Sending you gentle {{{Hugs}}} and prayers as always my friend. 💕🙏🏻🌻

Nov 06, 2015 11:24 AM

No worries Alwayz, it stopped after a Vicodin about 9 or so last night.

Nov 06, 2015 11:30 AM

And I've already told my mom that unless I'm dying or it's absolutely an emergency, I will not schedule an appointment with her again. Rather just wait and go to my regular doc. No more!!!

Nov 06, 2015 9:13 PM

Amanda, I was on pain meds for 2-3 weeks with my surgery in 2010. 🙏🌼

Nov 06, 2015 9:16 PM

Yeah I was in pain for 6 weeks from that procedure. Everyone is different, boo. You listen to your body and know that whatever it is telling you is true. Don't let any one! Not one person tell you how and when you should be feeling better. The surgeons usually have a decent idea but it's a tough estimate, hun.

Take it easy on yourself. Thinking of you

Nov 06, 2015 10:08 PM

Flappys, going to take one tonight and hit the sack. Cellulitis is no joke already.

Nov 08, 2015 9:23 AM

Amanda, I wasn't online yesterday. I hope you're feeling a little better today! 🙏🌼

Nov 08, 2015 11:07 AM

Flappys, a little bit. Just trying to stay put right now. Going to make a follow up from ER visit to try to get it cleaned out. It looks a little better but doesn't feel that way. I think it might just be a stitch abscess already.

Nov 08, 2015 1:30 PM

Amanda, if it feels better but doesn't look better, it's the usual order that you heal (at least it is for me). You very well my have a stitch abscess and they can fix that. I'm here praying for you. {{{{Hugs}}}} 💕🌻🙏🏻🌻

Nov 08, 2015 1:40 PM

Alwayz, it does Look like a stitch abscess right now. It looks no better, but doesn't feel all that great either, probably from the skin stretching on it. It's time for a nap. Have felt like pooh all day. Have my pjs on and in bed I will stay for the day.

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