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I had my surgery on Monday! Making me 4 days post op😊

But what an experience to go through! Ive never had surgery so ive been worrying how id go with it! Had dreams about how i thought it would be, feared that it wouldnt work and id wake up half way through!

Arrived at the hospital at 2pm(my admission time) then waiting around until about 330pm. A nurse took me through, got gowned up, obs taken, met with the anaesthetist(who was such a kind guy!), had an ECG(cardiac history) and then had my preop meds. The anaesthetist was kind and gave me something to help relax, was so nervous at this point! Waited around a little more and then by 440pm i was being wheeled in to theatres!

Now this is the part thats just blown my mind! I transferred myself across to the table and laid back. The anaesthetist was on my left and placed that arm on of of those little arm bed things and a nurse did the same on the right. Another nurse placed some weird spiky thing on my forehead. The anaesthetist said he was going to give me something to relax and i remember thinking to myself that he already did then bam i was asleep😂 not sure if i remember them putting a mask on my face though. The memory is there verrrryyy briefly but that could have been in recovery. So i didnt actually meet my surgeon until the day after my surgery(all appointments have been via phone due to covid)!! Was so quick! Didnt have to count to any number or answer some questions, it was literally instant😲 never expected it to be that quick!

Felt like i had been asleep for a tiny moment then i remember the feeling of the tube in my throat being taken out!! Not sure if i fell asleep again or if that was the moment i started waking up🤔 but when i know i started waking up omg the pain!!!!! Even before i opened my eyes the pain hit me so bad! I already had fentanyl running too!! Crying so much because of the pain! The first thing i remember saying was "does my mum know im awake yet"😅 realised a bit later that the pain was gas pain, which i still have a little bit of now. I woke up at about 830pm so was out for about 4 hours

My hospital stay was amazing though! Had never stayed in a private hospital before, only public, and it was so fancy! Got my own room, fancy looking window with a nice view, comfy chairs, huuuge bathroom. Can see why some people prefer going private now!

On the Tuesday i managed to get over 1L down meaning discharge was for the following day🙌🏻

The only issue ive had since being home is not being able to get comfy! I sleep on my side but cant do that at the moment and even sitting i cant relax while sitting yet so now my back and bum is aching😩

But everythings on the right track now! Cant wait to see where this journey takes me😁

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My surgery was Monday. Bypass and I had such a horrible stay. No iv pain meds were given , I was puking. I had to beg for anti Naseu meds through iv but they would only give me oral. Horrible experience. I'm so glad yours as better. I'm home too, I wear a binder and sleep with that on. It works alot.

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