Mar 19, 2020 06:35AM cyathea wrote:
Hello to all, I’m so glad most of you are doing well. PMML, I hope your pain is better now. Thanks to everyone for posting. It has been a blessing and reassurance to me before I had my surgery.
Here’s my story so far: I had a successful BMX surgery yesterday with only 3 lymph nodes removed under my left arm. (All negative, PTL!) Due to COVID-19 they sent me home around 7:30 pm so I didn’t need the small bag I had packed for the planned overnight.
I had nerve blocks in my back so I had no pain when I woke up from the general anesthesia. My throat was a little sore, but sucking on a lozenge made it feel better. I was very sleepy and went to bed at home almost immediately.
I didn’t buy any special pillows, but I had a small seatbelt cushion for the ride home. I have an adjustable bed so I was able to sleep at about a 45 degree angle with two regular pillows by my side for my arms and a regular pillow behind my head. When I woke up the second time, I put a small V-shaped pillow behind my neck that someone made and gave to me for use under my arm. I think a regular neck pillow that people buy for air travel might have been better for my neck but I’m fine with this.
I started to feel pain around 1 amso I took an oxy. At 4:30 I started to feel pain again so I took Ibuprofen. The pain is very manageable so far and I had no trouble walking to the bathroom and washing my hands. My drains only need to be done every 6 hours so that is next.