This is what DH said I should do. Just take the pain meds on a schedule right now. When I get behind on them, I am not in good shape. On the other hand, I don't want to seem like a wimp and can't handle what many other women have gone through too. So I am taking one pain pill on average every 3 hours today. It doesn't take away all the pain, but does make it somewhat bearable.
DH and I tried to replace some of the bandaging that was so tight in the arm pit and around my chest. We took a look at the damage. On a funny note - it does make my other boob look bigger.
I am still waiting for the pathology report. If they make me wait until I see the DRs on Monday, I am going to have a sick feeling in my stomach that it is not good news.
When I was in recovery, I do remember telling them I was very nauseous. There were about 6-7 nurses and doctors around me. I don't think they believed me as they did nothing. I said it again and still nothing. Then I threw up like a fire hose and watered down several people. You can't say I didn't warn them. If I could have laughed, I would have. Then I had the dry heaves but told them again that I thought I was going to throw up. They ignored me and said that no it was just the dry heaves. Ummm....nope. I got a whole bunch of people wet again. At some point, the patient does know best. I had the dry heaves all night and they didn’t give me anything to stop them until the next morning. The pain was so intense anyway and then to add dry heaving on top of it was not fun. During the night they gave me oral pain meds that I would throw up. Why not anti-nausea meds thru the IV? I have got to find out a whole bunch of “why” questions when I go in on Monday.
My voice is stronger today and my DD is flying in tonight. I can’t wait to see her.
Originally Posted by sharonw05
Oh Sammie, I am so sad to hear that you have been in so much pain. That really stinks. I hope that you are feeling a little better now--keep on taking those pain meds--set an alarm so you don't forget.
Sammie # 7651
When you get in a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. -- Harriet Beecher Stowe