post op day 5 hysterectomy

Post op day 5 hysterectomy

I’ve had a tough day. I have been in pain most of it. I had to see the surgeon today because I have yellow and greenish discharge. I have an infection so she put me on antibiotics. I was glad I didn’t have to go to the ED. I didn’t take an Uber to the hospital. I went by public transportation so I am really tired and sore. I missed a pain med dose and that has thrown me for a loop. I am trying to catch up. I think I might have a UTI as my urge to pee has been strong lately that I can’t hold off to cath. It should clear up with the broad spectrum antibiotic I am on.

I went to Starbucks to get a mocha and something to eat. I sat there before I left for the hospital. The mocha was good and so was the sandwich. I still can’t lift anything so I didn’t bring my backpack with me. I would have loved to sit and write for a bit. I might do that later this week but just bring my journal with me not the bag.

I didn’t sleep through the night. I woke up around 330 and was up for a bit afterwards. I emptied my bladder but I wasn’t tired to go back to sleep. I just read Twitter on my phone until I felt sleepy from an Ativan. I took my night meds early tonight because I am so sore and tired from walking about today. It was good. I didn’t get short of breath while out. I just got tired. I thought about taking a cab home but I ended up taking the T again. It was just easier. I had to pick up my meds at the pharmacy. I am on two antibiotics. One I have to be on for five days and the other I am on for ten. The pill for ten days is really bitter and I need to take it twice a day. I am already not looking forward to it. It took a while to get the taste out of my mouth.

The doctor took off the steri strips on my incisions. She said I was healed up. That was good. They are still sore though. I am still black and blue from the surgery. I am moving my bowels along. I didn’t take Miralax today. I will take it tomorrow as my stools are still loose. I don’t want to have an accident so am taking it every other day. The surgeon said my vaginal area was thin and she had to cauterize the area as it was bleeding. Probably why I got infected. I wish I knew what time I took my pain meds when I came home. I don’t remember. I shut off the med alarm because I was out of the house and didn’t have the meds with me. I wanted to turn it back on but I don’t remember the time I took it. I didn’t look at the clock. I hate when I am estimating the time I took my meds because I don’t know how accurate I am.

Tomorrow I am just resting. Not going to do a damn thing except write a blog. That will be the goal for the day.

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