October 15th, 2006

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Still here

They have decided, through a large meeting in my room, that I can't go home today :( I might actually have to take the catheter home with me when I do go, and have it taken out when I go for my post-op check. How much would that suck???? Anyway, when they took the catheter out the second time, I was able to go, they just checked and found I wasn't completely emptying my bladder, so they put it back in. Thankfully, they don't plan on doing that whole mess again. It sucked and I'm sore.

One of the major problems is that I still haven't passed out any of the gas from my abdomen after surgery. You can hear it, it just isn't going anywhere. Because of that, I can't be on solid foods. Thus we enter day 5 of broth, jello and italian ices. I'm tired of them.

Thankfully, I have lots to read bookwise, although I have decimated my magazines. I will just be here wandering the halls, laying in bed trying to rest, reading, and working sudoku puzzles. Every hour I will do my fantastic breathing treatment so they don't have to put me back on oxygen.

They opened my blinds, but it is grey and rainy outside. Blech. It's how I feel inside. Time for some more Darvocet.
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The trumpets are a'blowin'

Yes, we have acheived the goal of "FartWatch '06" (Thanks, phenway!) I got to have solid foods for lunch, and after five days of nothing but broth, jello and italian ices, this was the BEST FOOD EVER. Steak with mushrooms, baked potato fully loaded, steamed veggies and vanilla cake. I think the broccoli helped matters move along *laugh*

I get to go home tomorrow morning, but still with a catheter for a week. Oh well, you win some, you lose some. At least I'll be blowing this joint.

I also got a phone call from semantique, so that was my high point of the day. :) No visitors, and outside of my half-brother, she was the only person I've talked to today for very long.

OH! Dinner just arrived and I see lemon pie!