Saturday, August 21, 2010

Post Surgery Observations

Two days post skin cancer surgery...

...I got to take a shower today! Woot! It's the simple things in life we often take for granted, and showers are one of those things. I couldn't take one yesterday because of the humongous bandage/dressing on my neck. I had to leave it on until this morning - and it could not get wet. It's amazing how "better" one feels physically when one's hair is shampooed and one feels "clean." I'm sure my family is happy, too. (wink)

...No exercise for at least a week, which bums...Apparently, this can promote bleeding, and we don't want that. I feel stifled. I would like to kayak, but I can't take the chance of tipping - and getting the incision soaked in the lake. I am bummed. Melancholic. Restless.

...some bruising - a little swelling - but my "Vampire" bite is looking better and better...right? Right?

...I began having some pretty awful & disheartening symptoms yesterday, and eventually deduced that it was the antibiotics causing them. The side effects I was having are listed on the serious" side - and so I stopped taking the antibiotic "immediately" - per instructions - and must now get ahold of my doctor so that he knows. Sigh. There's always something.

...not much pain today at all - which is wonderful! I think I may be able to go all day today without any pain pills.

So, all in all, life is good - other than the antibiotic incident. Now, I'm off to enjoy the day - quietly, though. Nothing strenuous. Perhaps I'll just sit and enjoy the fabulous sunshine we have going on here in the Heartland.



1 comment:

Rayna M. Iyer said...

It looks really painful, to be honest.
Take care, Hon.