Sunday, November 12, 2017

48 Hours Post Finger Amputations

Just over 48 hours post surgery and in the grand scheme of things, I’m doing pretty damn well. 

I’ve managed to stay just ahead of the pain for the most part and am out to almost five hours between medicating. I’m optimistic that as the day rolls on I can push out even further.

On one hand, I don’t want to rush it and suffer unnecessarily. Then, on the other hand ... 

a)pain killers cause constipation and I’m not a use fan of golf ball sized bowel movements
b)addiction is heavy in my family so I’m very very cautious about my use of drugs. I can honestly see how the euphoric feeling that comes as the meds kick in could be enticing to some.

So far today I’m vertical, have accomplished a couple small tasks that couldn’t be overlooked and have made it to the sofa. 

I have to wait until Wednesday to remove the bandages and clean up the area. It’s going to seem like an eternity until then as my fingers already feel they’re suffocating because they’re in lockdown. 
LOL. If that’s the biggest part of the struggle going forward - I’ll take it!
Enjoy your Sunday, y’all!
Persevere. Rock on!

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