It is hard to describe how I feel. The pain is nowhere near as bad as I had anticipated but I am still in some pain and quite a bit of discomfort. I have barely slept because it is hard to sleep upright with the drains, IV and catheter coming out if me. Plus the full leg cuffs (see photo below) that constantly massage and heat my legs so as to prevent clots. Despite all this, I feel really cheerful because I am just so happy the surgery went smoothly and the pain is tolerable.
I still have no idea what the results of the surgery are because my surgeon has instructed me to keep my compression garment on 24/7. I had my first shower this morning and I even had to keep the garment on in the shower. I won't get to see my results until my first post-op appointment in a week. One thing I do know is that I am very bloated right now!
I should get to go home from hospital on Saturday which will be nice just so that I don't have to watch crappy free-to-air tv! When I am home and my head is clearer I will post all the gory details.
Thanks for all the kind messages. Though, I think AJ has got a big head after his guest post and now he wants to take over my blog...