My surgery on Wednesday went well, and I am healing as expected, but the pain has been intense at times. If I’m very still and do not move except to breathe, it is tolerable. However, when I get up to go the bathroom, or walk around the house, the pain ramps up and it is hard to get it under control again.
Most of the pain comes from the drain sites that are sewn into my skin (I have three of them), but I noticed this morning that some of the area that was completely numb after surgery is starting to wake up and I can feel sensation there again. I’d rather it just go back to sleep. Ouch!
Overall, I’m doing as well as can be expected, and I think each day will bring more healing and less pain.