Feeling Better!

Katielynn
Katielynn Member Posts: 61
It's been 5 days since my left kidney was removed. I'm surprised at how well I'm actually getting around! The incision site doesn't bother me, but the 5 little port holes from my robot hurt like the dickens. I'm walking a lot, not overdoing, I've gone for a ride to my daughters for a change of scenery Mon night, she drove of course!! As far as pain meds, haven't really needed them much, I do take half a pill before bed. For the most part 1 acetaminophen has been doing the job...Each day is getting better, showers are like heaven! The only thing I CAN'T do is sleep in my bed. Lying flat, or just getting in and out isn't worth the pain, so I've comandeered my daughter's new LazyBoy, it got delivered a week before surgery, so I'm breaking it in for the poor kid.....Just wanted to check in, so any new comers will be able to read a positive outcome from me....I was probably the most negative, frightened person to hit these boards...But thank you Iceman, you have been an excellent role model....and I hope to follow in your footsteps! Thank you

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  • DarrylPe
    DarrylPe Member Posts: 75
    Nothing to it
    Good to see you posting. Drink plenty off water and listen to your body. It took me three weeks before I could sleep flat on my back in bed. Then an extra week before I could sleep on my side. Be patient you get there rest when you have to.
  • Jamie1.3cm
    Jamie1.3cm Member Posts: 188
    DarrylPe said:

    Nothing to it
    Good to see you posting. Drink plenty off water and listen to your body. It took me three weeks before I could sleep flat on my back in bed. Then an extra week before I could sleep on my side. Be patient you get there rest when you have to.

    Good show!
    you sound great, KatieLynn! Keep taking it easy. And don't get discouraged if you ever experiencec the two steps forward/one step back thing.
  • suzika
    suzika Member Posts: 12
    I am glad you are doing so
    I am glad you are doing so well! That is great, especially so soon after surgery.
  • icemantoo
    icemantoo Member Posts: 3,360 Member
    suzika said:

    I am glad you are doing so
    I am glad you are doing so well! That is great, especially so soon after surgery.

    IT IS NOT A MARATHON
    Katielynn,

    Glad to see you are up and about. Don't rush things. You just had major abdominal surgery. From your positive attitude I know you will do well. Been there. Done that.

    Best wishes,

    Icemantoo