Three days after surgery, and I am pretty sore. I feel like someone has just continuously kicked me in the stomach; over and over and over...
Yesterday went pretty well. The day after surgery, I felt pretty good. Yesterday, I was more tired, and my stomach had more soreness to it. It was really hard for me to get comfortable yesterday, it just felt like no matter how I sat or laid down it just hurt.
I also got to shower yesterday, which was...different. I had to pull off my bandages (which hurt), and see what things are looking like, and the cuts seem to be super tiny. The part where my port was placed is bigger than the others, and next to my belly button is pretty long, but still seem kind of small.
Last night my stomach was rumbling super loud, so I decided instead of broth, I would test drive some mashed potatoes. They were the best mashed potatoes I have ever had in my life, lol. I didn't eat much, and it went down pretty easy, but my stomach felt good just having something heavier than liquid in it.
This morning I woke up feeling ok. I am really sore, and kind of cranky today. I had 4 oz of protein powder in water. I got some Isopure protein powder, and it tastes pretty good. I got the banana pineapple orange flavor, and with really ice cold water, it's pretty good. I try to drink only 2-4 ounces at a time (even before surgery). It's easier to drink a small amount than it is to drink a cup; plus the colder it is, the better it tastes (in my opinion).
My stomach felt fine after that, and there's 25 grams of protein in 4 ounces, woo-hoo! I've been keeping up with my nutritionists eating plan, and this week's goal is to get in between 60 and 80 grams of protein a day. Also get in 64 ounces of fluids. I think the fluids is going to be harder than the protein.
I keep a water bottle with me at all times, and it just seems like it takes forever to finish one. Oh well. We'll see what we can accomplish. Tomorrow I have to call and make a follow up appointment. Everything looks and feels good to me, so hopefully the doctor says the same thing.
- Until next time.