Captain's Log, Stardate 11.22.2005
After talking with nurses about my lingering cough, I decided to go through with the surgery tomorrow. It's at 3 p.m. Pacific Time, so please pray if you get a chance.
My biggest fears are about the post-op recovery. Last time I had some very distressing complications. Please pray for:
1) Minimal pain. Since I had such a horrific reaction to the Ultram, and since I can't take Vicodin, I'm stuck with ibuprofen, Tylenol, and a local subcutaneous pain pump. I hope it'll be enough.
2) No blistering. Last time, my body didn't shunt the fluid away from the knee so it formed skin blisters. Talk about excruciating pain. This time, I'm going to try massaging the leg around the knee to encourage circulation so my body will get rid of the fluid.
3) No upset stomach. I got sick from the pain meds last time, so without them this round, hopefully this won't be a problem. Did you know fat cells store copious amounts of hormone? Last year, I was so sick and lost weight so fast that my hormones went ballistic and I was bawling at the drop of a hat. (my poor husband).
I'm so blessed by all the prayer warriors who have taken up arms for me. Thanks guys!