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…

The Day of Surgery

On the morning of surgery we were awake at 5am. We had decided to have a last night at home rather than checking into a B&B and I’m glad that we did. Thankfully hubby was up and about and I had a shower and a close shave – important tip boys, don’t miss this.  Whilst…

What to take to hospital

These are the things I took with me… iPhone Ipad with downloaded books, movies and a good music playlist Headphones (if wireless don’t forget a charger) Long leads for phones/ipad 2 sets of pyjamas (your in a gown on day one) Underwear Wash kit Wet wipes – for when you can’t be bothered to wash…

Bonus post – Day 8 of my LRD, shit just got real

I’m writing this from my hospital bed the day after surgery but fell asleep the night before surgery and never posted. On the last day if my LRD I was at work again so breakfast as usual, bacon tomatoes and mushrooms washed down with a milky coffee. I decided that I was gonna skip lunch…

Day seven of my LRD – the night of a thousand pureesk

So its the day before the night before surgery and I really needed to get my arse in gear and get ready for this op. First off breakfast I spent the day at work so usual plan for breakfast, bacon tomatoes and mushrooms with a coffee followed by a piece of fruit at 11am –…

Day six of my LRD – felt like a blowout

Today I was totally wiped out.  Extremely low carb and fat has left me incredibly snappy with no energy and the heat has left me listless.  I ate well, and planned much better than previous days but still managed a meltdown when my brocolli had gone off just before dinner (note to self, never leave…

Day five of my LRD – running around

Day five and with only 3 more days to go I thought I had the hang of everything as I’ve not been feeling as hungry but when life throws you curveballs (even impromptu shopping trips) it throws prep out of the window, First off breakfast I had breakfast as usual, bacon, tomatoes (grilled this time)…