My post from earlier today was written while I was in more pain. Now, I’m feeling better.
The main sensation I have is as if I have this huge gas bubble in my abdomen. I wish I could roll over onto my stomach to relieve it, but that won’t be possible for quite some time. So I just keep pressing a pillow against my stomach. It helps a little.
I have to pee about every two hours. I’m still on an IV, so that is just adding to whatever I drink. But the good thing is that if I have to get up to pee, then I get moving and often just go for a walk around the transplant unit afterward. My stepdad has also been up walking. I’m so thankful that he is doing so well!
I’m also thankful for my husband, Craig! He has been so caring and helpful. Of course, he also makes me laugh all the time, which is really, really painful! But I forgive him 🙂
Another person that I can’t thank enough is my friend Crystal. She drove down from Knoxville and stayed through my first night in the hospital. She helped me clean myself up and put my toiletries out and generally made me feel comfortable. She is soooo sweet! I am so blessed with great friends and family!