Or is it three? My counting might be off. This is certainly Day 3 in hospital. And I might just be going home today.
I’m a little apprehensive about that – but only because I’ve been liking having a motorised bed.
So, yesterday was spent in a fug of dozing, sipping liquids, attempting food, and having meds.
I’ve (at the nurse’s suggestion) cut back my Oxycodone to one 5mg tablet every four hours, which coupled with Tylenol every six is keeping me tolerably comfortable. And it means my prescription of Oxy will last a bit longer, giving me more time to heal.
As previously stated, this is not pain free. But it’s working. And I get to keep my support band thing thank the gods.
By my reckoning I am coming up to the 36 hours past where the belly tap should have worn off so this is a good sign.
The nurses here are amazing. No, really they are. I’m on the Mother and Baby ward and so I’m a little bit of an oddity and I’m being looked after so well.
Yesterday there was a really sweet High School student doing work shadowing, and she was so happy and bubbly. She was telling me all about how much she loves kids and the M&B ward. And we bonded over how we both swallow tablets
Sip of water, tablet in mouth, snap head back to swallow
Which apparently everyone in her family consider weird – so I’ve told her to say it’s the British way 😂🤣
So I think I was a bit of interest in her day. Overall I haven’t heard many babies, I think twice we’ve had “I am a new person and I am angry” levels of noise, and some of what sounded like hyped up older children visiting, but I’m in my own side room so I don’t disturb them and vice versa.
Food still isn’t interesting me much. I had a good breakfast yesterday:
I ate it all. I plan on re-ordering it today and hoping there’s tinned peaches today rather than the banana.
Lunch I think I was too optimistic – I ate my corn, half my chicken breast and my chocolate ice cream. Ignored my baked potato.
So for dinner I just went with chicken noodle soup and the ice cream. I’m keeping well hydrated with ice water and apple juice and nibbling on graham crackers so I’m not worried.
And it’s not like I couldn’t afford to lose a few pounds 😂🤣
I still haven’t pooped though. But considering how little I’m eating overall I’m not too worried yet.
I went for a short walk yesterday which is great progress. Getting up and down still hurts like anything, but moving around is beginning to become easier.
Okay, time to order food, as I actually feel hungry 🙀