Here we go day two! I no longer need the mask. The doc says my lungs sound clear, which is great news.
They are about to switch me from Morphine to Vicodin. Makes me a little nervous....Vicodin has made my stomach upset in the past and it's such a chore to eat. I have been able to drink a little chicken broth, juice, water, and even a little jello! Not a lot, but enough for it to make me feel good.
I got up and walked around the halls which was awesome. I'm going to give it another go after I nap a bit.
I just was able to wash up which felt so good. I had my sheets changed as well. I feel like a new person! I can't wait to get my jaw bra off. I feel so constricted. It's not that bad, just uncomfortable.
Everyone has been sending me a lot of love. Thank you thank you! Makes all this bearable. Seriously. Matt is coming by this afternoon. Looking forward to that. We were texting last night till like 2 am, finally I'm a night owl too!
I will be at the hospital until tomorrow, but doc says we are going to play it by ear. He doesn't want to release me until I am ready, so there is chance I could stay longer. I'm so happy to be at the Austin Surgical Hospital. This place is really nice and doesn't feel like a hospital at all. My room has a balcony!....not that I've been out on it or anything, but still... :)
Oh yeah, I wanted to talk about what it was like coming out of anesthesia. It felt realllly weird. I had blurred vision for about an hr and half. I was also super talkative, but I couldn't talk so I was writing like a mad woman in this journal they gave me, cracking jokes and everything. I don't really remember everything that was said that well but I was in the recovery room for at least a couple hrs.
I don't even remember going into the operating room. After they gave me my "cocktail" I was pretty much out of it. I think the last thing I remember was leaving the pre-op room and then I was fluttering my eyes and waking up!
Until next time. Questions anyone? I'm trying to cover all my bases but I might have left something out.