Week three after surgery – tantrums can be warning signs

Half way through week three and I had a full on meltdown. I’d returned to work on the Monday and was actually enjoying being back In the office, even though I was resting lots and not being 100% productive it was good to be back doing something. Despite trying to be innovative by Wednesday I…

Week two after surgery – babyfood sucks

By the second week after surgery I got into an easy rhythm. I knew when I needed food, I had time on my hands and I was managing to get the liquids in. But I’ll be honest I was starting to get bored. The babyfood I had prepped for myself went largely uneaten and I…

The week after surgery – hydration and exercise

You are advised as soon as you can after surgery to get up and about, for me that was the same day. You are also encouraged to undertake gentle exercise from as soon as you can when you get home. I took this seriously and the day after I got home I took a walk…

The week after surgery – is all about the dinners

The thing about Purée is that it’s just plain boring. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not hungry and I have to remind myself to eat, but it’s the ‘what’ not the ‘why’ that I’m having problems adjusting to. What’s worse is that I know that the medical professionals aren’t being mean. This isn’t ‘hah you’ve…

The week after Surgery – back to reality

Routine – life after surgery is all about Routine. Medications  – You have medication to take at 8am and  then injections to take at 8am and 10am – for the first two weeks. Food – You have to plan regular meals and snacks and also manage not drinking 30 minutes before and after eating Exercise –…

The week after surgery – Homecoming

We arrived home around 6pm and I was ready for a nap but realised I already needed to eat. I had been sipping water all the way home (top tip, you have been drinking water continuously in hospital so make sure you are ready to keep hydrated. We got a cold bottle from the cafe…

Last Day in Hospital

By Day 3 you are an old hand. Monitoring at about 4am (woke us up but try not to) and then a cuppa at about 6.30am.  Day staff introduce themselves and confirm that you are expected to be going home that day. We were all looking forward to getting out of dodge but were forewarned…

The Day after Surgery

I remember much more about day 2.  You get monitored throughout the night and pain relief is initially given intravenously and then about 6am you start to come round a little more. About 8am you get your first injection (a course of which you need to self administer for 2 weeks after the operation. I’m…