My entire body aches from sitting and lack of sleep. But I know it will get better. Tonight we might try getting me to the sleep in my bed and see if that makes life better. It is incredibly hard to get comfortable, especially still with drains tugging and pulling on my tender bits.
I also have two small wounds that we are treating. They are spots that have opened instead of healing. Both are small, the one at the top of my butt crack is about the size of a quarter. I have another one where my thigh incision hits my crotch. That one is a bit bigger- more like a loonie. Twice a day the wounds are cleaned with hot water and a cloth, then a piece of gauze covered in this special clear gel is taped/wedged into place. The gel eats away at some of the tissue and promotes healing. I freak out when I see the wounds and think I am dying. Husband looks at me like I am a lunatic, tells me these are nothing in the world of wound care, and proceeds to fix me up.
Along the incision lines, the scabs are rapidly falling off. Actually, my entire body is flaking off. Leaving warm, humid LA and coming home to cold, dry Faro has my body shedding skin like a snake. Today after my sponge bath, we slathered me up in moisturizer to help.
My weight is sitting just under 165lbs and I am still very swollen. The core of my body has zero curves; I am thick and feeling like I could explode at any minute. I cannot wait for my waist curve to come back!
And a really fun number? My hips, just over two years ago, were 65" around. They are now 41". I have lost 2 feet from around my hips! It is fun holding up a measuring tape and looking at that.
My work right now is getting in my 100 grams of protein each day. A struggle since the pain pills suppress my appetite and cause nausea. And also to get up and walk around my house a bit more. My goal right now is to be up at least four times a day to make a little walk down the hallway.
Matt is off work until the 6th and I am happy to have him here to deal with the house stuff, the kids and taking care of me.
|Wound right at the top. Bum is still very lumpy, bumpy and swollen. I hope my bum looks much better in a few months!|
|Scabs are falling off and incisions are healing! But that tummy is still pushed out and swollen. Thighs are very tight and still swollen too. Bruising is nearly gone from my entire body.|
|Belly button looking better. Incision lines are becoming flatter. I still cannot believe the front of me is flat... the rolls are gone.|
|Providers of my entertainment.|
|Wee kitten snuggles help healing, right?|