Post Op - Day 2 / by Rhiannon Bath

This won't be too long but just wanted to send out a little update. All in all I'm feeling pretty good, however, I seem to be really effected by the CO2 they pumped into my abdomen during surgery. Long story short, apparently during a laproscopic surgery of this type, they pump the abdomen full of air to make the organs more visible and make more space for the robot to do it's thing. I was warned by the nurse after surgery that sometimes the air gets trapped in the diaphragm and causes some pain in  the shoulders. When I wasn't experiencing any of this by mid afternoon yesterday I thought I was in the clear. I found out at 5am that I was not. I woke up with the feeling that someone had sledgehammered me between my shoulder blades. Seriously y'all, this hurts alot. I have been told numerous times about the advantages of laproscopic surgery and I have no reason to believe they are not true but this air thing... is no joke. I'm using some googled remedies to try and alleviate it now and it seems to be working somewhat. 

Also, avoid getting surgeries on Friday late afternoon if you ever get the option. It's like the worst fucking idea you could ever have. If there is a problem  with anything (prescriptions, pain, questions, etc.) you literally have to call 9-1-1 or wait until Monday. 

Don't worry, I don't have anything this serious. But you do have to sort of think of those things in case they were to come up and it's kinda scary to be stranded out on the weekend. 

Everyone has been really great though, my mom is going to come help me out tomorrow, since I still can't do some things like ya know... put my socks on. 

I was pretty bummed today that I had to cancel plans to hang with my bro, sister in law, and the ninos but the pain was a little too much to handle. I've insisted they take me up on a rain check though, sooner rather than later.  

On a more positive note, I've gotten some pretty cool get well soon gifts. So, that's dope!  

Love you all! #fuckcancer

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 Sick people get all the cool shit. Thanks Kate!    p.s. no one is allowed to judge me for the way I look in this photo, because I am sick. Yes, I plan on fully milking this for all it is worth until December 3rd. Deal with it.  

Sick people get all the cool shit. Thanks Kate!  

p.s. no one is allowed to judge me for the way I look in this photo, because I am sick. Yes, I plan on fully milking this for all it is worth until December 3rd. Deal with it.