Feb 24, 2014 - 3:25 am
A little update on how things have been progressing for this newbie. As far as how I am feeling I can say I am still quite sore. My innards just literally feel like they are out of place. From time to time I can feel and hear things shift position in there and that's a little disconcerting. I'm suffereing from a good bit of shoulder pain, which doc said would get better over time as the CO2 dissapates. Since I've got home and off the pain pump I really haven't had a problem with feeling extra tired or anything like surgeon said I might experience. Also kind of weird, I used to always prefer to sleep on my right side. I can't do that now, and the surgery was on my left side. Laying on my right side feels completely foreign to me now. I'm starting to get a little anxious and really want to see what the pathology says about the tumor, but that follow-up isn't for another week. In the mean time alot of the pains that I was having before the surgery I am still having so that tumor apparently had nothing to do with those pains. I am 10 pounds heavier now than I was before the surgery but that may just be from all fluid they filled me with so I'll have to give it more time to see what my weight will do as a result of the surgery. Another thing confusing me, the surgeon described the tumor as being stage I but looking at my CT, and I know I'm no radiologist but it clearly looks like its extending into the fat which should have made it stage III right? I uploaded a view of my CT to my profile if someone with more experience reading these things wants to take a gander at it. Maybe I'm just not understanding the staging or I'm just misinterpreting what the image seems to be showing me.
So in summary, I'm sore, not especially tired, and increasingly anxious.