henry_chinaski's - Profile page 1st day post surgeryPosted :7/14/2009
Started to have a little pain last night, not too bad, but took my pain medication just to be safe. It was hard for me to fall asleep in an elevated position as i am not used to it and was up for a while. I eventually took a sleeping pill and did fall asleep then. I put a towel on my pillow because of the bleeding. There was definitely some blood but it wasn't too bad. I went to bed very early as i was extremely tired. not sure if it was my body's reaction to the surgery or just how early i woke up the day before. I felt a bit nauseous before I went to bed, not sure if it was the medication or possible ate some bad chicken. Felt a bit nauseous when I woke up too but went back to sleep for a couple more hours and then ate some cereal and now feel much better. I am now going to take my anti-biotics and 1 pain pill (although the pain isn't too bad but i want to be safe). I'm also about to take my first shower post surgery.
1st day post surgery with no bandages. I feel a slight bit of swelling but not too bad. I did put some ice on my eyes and forehead earlier.
Here's a pic of the sutures in back. I have not showered yet so you can see some of the blood that had dripped down while i slept. I'll post more later when it's cleaned up. overall everything feels good.