3 days after my surgery & it's been a bit of a rollercoaster. Was doing great at first, but then had a really uncomfortable night yesterday. Probably my own fault, as I waited too long before mentioning the pain was increasing.
My advice to anyone else is to flag it the minute you notice any breakthrough pain, that way it's easier to manage it, as I think it's much harder to get under control once you've reached a certain level. In other words, don't try and be a hero!! ASK for painkillers ASAP.
Luckily I've had a much better day. Even managed the stairs twice, & had three walks around the ward floors.
Still no sign of any movement in the bowel department. Doesn't help I've not really eaten much. Today is the first day I've had any kind of appetite. Been trying to eat prunes, greens and had weetabix for breakfast. Have managed to stomach a few peppermint teas but I really hate it! Surgeon suggested I maybe try suppositories later, as I've not passed any wind at all. Burping yes! But that's the wrong end... 😕 Fingers crossed 'something' happens tonight, or possibly tomorrow. How long did it take others to see 'movement' after their debulking surgery??
Also...just had the best shower, so feeling all fresh & clean which is wonderful. Possibly the best day yet!!