Here’s an update:
It’s been nine days since surgery now and I’m slowly getting my strength and pep back. Yesterday I went a whole day with no percocet. I felt it by the end of the day, though.
My . . . um . . . bowel function is SLOWLY coming around. I’m learning what things I can eat and what things I’ll have to wait on. I was home alone yesterday (Jen and the girls went to the state farm show) and splurged and got myself a couple hot wings. Wrong. “No spicy stuff for a while.” That’s what the nurse said. Dummy. My colon was having a fit last night and letting me know it wasn’t happy at all.
The incision was healing up good but yesterday it opened a little. Yuck. And . . . I think I have another hernia already. I didn’t do anything dumb, I promise. “Take it easy for two weeks,” that’s what the surgeon said. “No lifting over 25 pounds for six weeks.” I’ve been obeying.
I see the surgeon today and will make sure I get some answers.
Oh, and in book news, The Hunted made TheSuspenseZone.com’s “Reviewers’ Choice” top 10 books of 2008. What an honor.