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Solfe
2017-Jul-15, 08:03 PM
Hello! I'm checking in for just one post. I had my surgery this morning and feel so much better. I had a pair of 1 inch belly button hernias fixed, nothing too serious. I cannot convey how much better I feel. Those muscles do so much work, not having them work correctly is a pain.

I feel great now, one part pain meds and one part having working core muscles. In light of the pain meds, my online presence will have to be serious curtailed. Sometimes the things I think get stated in the worst possible way. Worse than my normal hoof in mouth problems. :)

I am going to enjoy a book or some tv while on break. I'll be back soon .

Have a wonderful day!
Phil

Buttercup
2017-Jul-15, 08:05 PM
Ah, pain meds. :) Birds twittering, stars sparkling, drift-away dream clouds...

Take care.

Trebuchet
2017-Jul-15, 08:24 PM
Aah, pain meds. Backed me up so bad they had to suction the contents of my GI tract out through my nose. Such fun!

Swift
2017-Jul-15, 08:24 PM
Glad the operation went well. Get better soon.

R.A.F.
2017-Jul-15, 08:45 PM
I had a pair of 1 inch belly button hernias fixed, nothing too serious.

I don't know what that is, but it sounds painful...

Here's hoping for a speedy recovery.

grapes
2017-Jul-15, 08:51 PM
I'm not too far removed from similar surgery (actually, losing 20cm of my small intestine) that I can't sympathize! Here's to an enjoyable recovery

Solfe
2017-Jul-15, 08:55 PM
I just noticed the incision goes over my belly button. I wonder if it will look different? I am literally contemplating my navel. :)

Solfe
2017-Jul-15, 09:00 PM
Ah, pain meds. :) Birds twittering, stars sparkling, drift-away dream clouds...

Take care.

I have the opposite side effects - some sort of restless Superman complex. I believe I am faster, smarter and full of inexhaustible energy. There is a little chunk of grey matter screaming "Jesus, stupid! Don't do THAT!" Funny how that feeds back in to the first side effect.

So, I have confined myself to the sofa with some water and a good book. I can't even follow my own advice not to post, so some gears aren't working.

The Backroad Astronomer
2017-Jul-15, 09:09 PM
Get better soon, don't worry I will represent the sufferers of foot and mouth disease well.

bknight
2017-Jul-15, 09:18 PM
I had a double laparoscopic hernia procedure earlier this month, not too much trouble even for my age.

Trebuchet
2017-Jul-15, 09:19 PM
I just noticed the incision goes over my belly button. I wonder if it will look different? I am literally contemplating my navel. :)
After some surgical complications, my Dad no longer had one for his last few years. Contemplate that!
Oh, and get well fast.

Solfe
2017-Jul-15, 10:31 PM
After some surgical complications, my Dad no longer had one for his last few years. Contemplate that!
Oh, and get well fast.

If that happened to me, I'd wear half shirts to church. I am religious, but not particularly skilled at it. :)

Buttercup
2017-Jul-15, 10:35 PM
If that happened to me, I'd wear half shirts to church. I am religious, but not particularly skilled at it. :)

I misread that as half-SKIRTS. :lol: Had an image of something like a kilt in mind. :lol:

Maybe I've taken a pain med?? Loopy! :p

grant hutchison
2017-Jul-15, 11:49 PM
I have the opposite side effects - some sort of restless Superman complex. I believe I am faster, smarter and full of inexhaustible energy.I wonder if someone gave you some dexamethasone as an antiemetic. Steroids give good nausea control for up to 24 hours, but they do make some people feel energized and invincible - which is not a common effect from most analgesics.
I once received a truly bonkers dose of dexamethasone after floor-of-mouth surgery (to stop the floor of my mouth swelling up and suffocating me, so that was good), and spent the next day being maniacally chatty, though completely unintelligible. My wife was kind of glad when I came down off that one.

Grant Hutchison

Solfe
2017-Jul-16, 12:51 AM
I wonder if someone gave you some dexamethasone as an antiemetic. Steroids give good nausea control for up to 24 hours, but they do make some people feel energized and invincible - which is not a common effect from most analgesics.
I once received a truly bonkers dose of dexamethasone after floor-of-mouth surgery (to stop the floor of my mouth swelling up and suffocating me, so that was good), and spent the next day being maniacally chatty, though completely unintelligible. My wife was kind of glad when I came down off that one.

Grant Hutchison

I experience rare side effect with Lortab - False sense of well being combined with anxiousness. Those two monsters feed on each other in rather impulsive ways. Even though I am aware of such things, I really need to be watched. I hope I can stop taking them tomorrow. There are a couple of things that do this to me, mostly opiates or synthetic opiates, but also Wellbutrin and Chantix. Those two are on my short list of "never take again".

I can't even follow my own instructions to stay off the internet...

grant hutchison
2017-Jul-16, 01:18 AM
I experience rare side effect with Lortab - False sense of well being combined with anxiousness.Interesting combination. Generally, hydrocodone just makes people feel wretched. (And sometimes they put the "retch" in "wretched".)

Grant Hutchison

Jim
2017-Jul-16, 02:47 AM
Heal well.

ozduck
2017-Jul-16, 06:46 AM
Get better soon and enjoy your down time.

selvaarchi
2017-Jul-17, 12:25 AM
Get well soon.

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Chuck
2017-Jul-17, 02:19 AM
I am going to enjoy a book or some tv while on break. I'll be back soon.When I read or watch television, my cell phone is always within reach so I can frequently check forum posts. That's what what commercials and chapter breaks are for.

Solfe
2017-Jul-17, 02:43 PM
Well, I wasn't absent as much as I planned. But I feel much better now. Thank you for all the well wishes.

I have had this thing going on for so long that my joints were really out of wack. Lower back, hips and knees especially were trying to keep my stomach inline. All of that seems better. After my shower, I put on a pair of jeans and discovered they are really loose. That is a great feeling, too. The pain is rather minimal. I'm not up to lifting anything and I get stuck in bed when I lay down. But at least I can slither out of bed myself, which is funny.

My daughter is watching me today. We are going to do some things around the house. Or more correctly, I will point and she will do some things. I bought her some paint and canvases, so after lunch we are going to watch some Bob Ross and see what we can do.

grant hutchison
2017-Jul-17, 02:53 PM
After my father had is gall bladder removed, the surgeon told him not to lift anything he couldn't lift with one hand until he'd had his wound healing assessed in the follow-up clinic.
That seems like a fairly clear instruction, doesn't it?
Except my father, being a thorough sort of chap, went home and started a tour of the house, trying to lift things with one hand: "Yep, I can lift that." "And I can lift that." "Ooof. Can't lift that."
He stressed his wound more in the first hour at home than most people would manage in a month.

Grant Hutchison

BigDon
2017-Jul-17, 03:09 PM
Doc, there is a certain demographic I know, that is way old enough to know better, that are experimenting with psilocybin mushrooms in conjunction with Xanax. They claim it blocks out the anxiety attacks that can occur. Seems to carry a certain logic, from a recreational drug users point of view.

Not my cup of tea, thank you very much. Don't want to do that to my nervous system. (Guys, you know this like a double felony, right?) I wouldn't get on a roller coaster ride that lasted eight hours, much less take a hallucinogen that lasts at least as long.

Solfe
2017-Jul-17, 05:41 PM
I am pretty sure I can do more than what I am doing. The doctor told me "Hey, don't do anything you can't stop doing. If it hurts to pick up a plate, don't do dishes. If you can lift a book, go ahead, but don't try to move a bookshelf." Seems about right.

I am hoping any of my friends who need help moving start now and not later when I can actually help. :)

The Backroad Astronomer
2017-Jul-17, 06:14 PM
a temporary leave of absinthe, why would you drink that stuff, oh absence.

Swift
2017-Jul-17, 06:28 PM
I bought her some paint and canvases, so after lunch we are going to watch some Bob Ross and see what we can do.
Make sure they are happy trees. :D

Solfe
2017-Jul-18, 11:51 AM
Ah, well we didn't do any painting yesterday. I fell asleep a couple of times. We ended up watch Moana. After my wife got home, we watched A Dog's Purpose. That movie was rougher than the surgery. The first dog looked like a dog I had as a teenager. For some reason the police dog story really choked me up. I would have cried if crying didn't hurt so much.

I did manage to spoil the heck out of our dog. She got some chicken and spinach with dinner then ice cream for dessert. They make cheese favored ice cream for dogs. She loves it. Exactly how someone came up with that is beyond me. It says "cheese" on the package, but it smells like mint and makes the dog's breath pleasant. That has to be some sort of culinary black magic.

publiusr
2017-Jul-21, 09:12 PM
I might like to have my belly button removed--where I can tell folks I came from a vat--or that my name is Adam....

Heid the Ba'
2017-Jul-26, 12:50 PM
Aah, pain meds. Backed me up so bad they had to suction the contents of my GI tract out through my nose. Such fun!

That's why I switched from cocodamol to ibuprofen after two days . . . (My sister-in-law runs a recovery ward and specialises in pain management so I wasn't just winging it.)

Glad it's going well Solfe, I had a hernia repair a couple of weeks ago, it all went worryingly well.