Sep 19, 2011 - 8:28 am
To those of you who have been through this, may I ask a few more questions? I am now 10 days post op, robotic partial laparoscopy.
1. My incisions are itching like crazy! I know this means they are healing, and it is good, but is there anything I can do? Cortisone cream maybe? Or just leave them alone?
2. Discomfort - I don't have pain, but I am uncomfortable all night and am not sleeping well at all. I still have a bit of soreness on my abdomen where the incisions are, and some kidney pain on my left flank. Any suggestions? I don't need pain meds, it isn't truly painful.
3. Loss of appetite - I wake up with a low level nausea every day, and it stays low level as long as I keep something in my stomach, like saltines. I am having trouble figuring out what I want to eat, and when I do figure something out I can only eat about half of it before I am full. Before my surgery I switched to an all plant diet, and the last thing I feel like eating right now is vegetables and beans! I am eating toast, baked potatoes, soup, etc. I have lost 4 pounds. Worse, I am craving McDonalds, grilled cheese, fried chicken, etc - horrible foods!
Thank you, this board has been a life saver for me.