Waking up - I was in a private room. I think it was around 3:00 or 4:00pm. At this point I was on my back in some pretty excruciating pain. Pain that brought me to tears. That’s not the usual me. I’m tougher than I look, but this had me down for the count. My Sweet Hubby (SH) alerted the nurses and that’s when Crystal came in and discovered I was laying on a large part of the drain right on my incision, causing pressure and pain. A quick adjustment of the drain and a shot of Dilaudid alleviated much of it. Some Percocet took care of the rest of it temporarily.
After getting relatively comfortable, my treat for being such a good girl was being fed orange jello and beef broth. It was SO good, especially since I hadn’t had anything to eat or drink since the night before.
The nurses came and went as the hours wore on. SH went home for a rest and to take care of my good buddy Rex, knowing that I was in good hands.