Indeed, I am home safe and sound after surgery. I’m on medication so I’m pretty sure it’s keeping me in a chipper mood more than I would be if I weren’t taking the medication; however, the meds are making me feel so, so sick in the stomach. It’s hard for me to have an appetite. I tried to eat my bedtime snack last night and could barely get through half of it. No bueno.
Yesterday, I woke up bright and early to go to the surgery center. Nervous would be an understatement.
After my mom made me stop at Dunkin’ Donuts and teased me the entire time with drinking coffee in front of me, I was finally able to be put into my beautiful hospital gown. Don’t I look so cute and happy?!
I am always amazed at the staff in the Paoli area. Everyone is so pleasant and there was only one nurse who was a little bit on the not-so warm and fuzzy side. My anesthesiologist was the best. I was wheeled into the OR and she said, “We were feeling Alicia Keys on Pandora today, I hope you don’t mind”. It’s always nice to giggle before surgery. 🙂 After I came out, they told me I had to stay overnight because I did need a synevectomy and it’s a really painful recovery for most people. Oy vey, right? Well, I ended up being discharged because I live an hour away, they didn’t have any rooms available, and my pain was not bad at all. Win? Win.
Normally, I would only take water and never think to eat any crackers after surgery; however, ginger ale and graham crackers tasted just fine. My mom also drove to Wegmans to get me sushi, edamame, new Chobani fig and orange zest yogurt (YUM!), two Dunkin Donuts oatmeals, and Dunkin Donuts coffee. She’s the best. Again, I would have gotten mad because of ED anxiety but I was so happy to have her with me.After I got discharged and returned home, I scarfed down some oatmeal with pb and banana because, like I mentioned, I was not feeling very well at all so sushi was put into the fridge. Then, I just sat with my family and relaxed with my puppy. Is it just me or is the most painful part of surgery taking off the band-aids. OUCH.
One thing that is bothering me is my left knee. Yeah, the other knee. It’s been feeling off the past few days and yesterday it was slightly poofy and a tad bit black and blue at the top. I’m not really sure if I strained a ligament trying to compensate or what but I am nervous as hell if anything hurts. I’m always scared I have osteoporosis since I got a stress fracture in my other knee, so I always assume the worst. I was foam rolling a lot last week for the first time and I’m not sure if that can cause swelling?? HELP. So, so nervous.
Can foam rolling cause you to get swelling/black and blue?
Did you ever have slight swelling in your knee caused by something?
It just feels stiff, not really painful. EEEK. I need to chill out.