It is Monday, and I am back home at my Mom’s place following my kidney donation surgery, which was on Friday. My first night sleeping in a regular bed (instead of a hospital bed) was kind of rough. I have a husband pillow and all kinds of other pillows to prop me up, but it was still a little tough finding a comfortable position. My husband was great about lowering me down to a reclining position and getting up throughout the night to help me get to the bathroom. When he lowers me down, it is really hardly to get myself to resist trying to engage my abdomen muscles. But it’s so painful when you do. I’m getting better about it. In general, I prefer to sit up when I can.
Today, I got up at 6 am and had breakfast: half a yogurt, two prunes, a few Cheerios, and a cup of coffee. I was hoping the prunes and coffee would help move my bowels, but no luck so far. I know they are active down there, just not producing anything yet. I’ll have to be patient. I am taking a pain killer (Lortab) every four hours, as well as an antibiotic and a stool softener. They said I had a minor urinary tract infection, so that’s why I’m on the antibiotic. I did not notice it, but maybe that’s why I am peeing so much.
After that, Craig and I went outside for a short walk with the dogs. Then, I came back in and took a shower, brushed my teeth and dried my hair. I feel like a new person! I have to try not to overdo it. So, now, I am resting in bed. I hope to get a nap in and then possibly work on Christmas cards. I’m way behind on that stuff.
All in all, I am so thankful to be feeling this well. I hope it continues like this. My stepdad is supposed to come home tomorrow!