So, contrary to expectation, I woke up feeling worse today. I thought this was supposed to be an “easy” recovery – not sure why I thought that…I guess the generalities I’ve been absorbing about this being only a “bump in the road” and “getting well fast”. But it feels more like a MAJOR pain in the neck!
Aside from the expected soreness, stiffness, and swelling at the surgery site, my throat feels like it was scrubbed out with a toilet brush. I’ve been told to blame the anesthesiologist for this (likewise she told me to blame my surgeon). I’m starting to wonder if they took my tonsils out as a bonus!
You might think that the base of your neck would be a relatively good place to have an incision. I mean, it’s not like I have to be moving my neck/chest around for normal tasks. Which is why it was such bad timing yesterday when I came down with a horrible case of violent hiccups (ouch…ouch…ouch). And then today am feeling terribly nauseous and vomiting (ack…ouch…ack…ouch). On the bright side, I’m making headway clearing out the DVR.
OK think I need to make another run to the restroom . . . more from the trenches when I get my head out of the potty!