14 Days Post Op - Voorhees, NJ
Aside from the expected post op pain and fatigue,...
- 11 Mar 2011
Aside from the expected post op pain and fatigue, so far excellent. Seemingly very competent and receptive surgeon with highly qualified and available staff. However, must wait several months to decide whether or not I'm pleased with the final result (already pleased with clothes on).
First week post op is tough. Was on percocet for the first three days post op, then just Tylenol. Had to take lots of stool softeners to prevent constipation from the percocet. Very difficult walking upright for about a week, which resulted in some moderate back pain. Still somewhat swollen and variably sore, which I have judged to be normal based on online info. Worst problem at this stage is getting a good night's sleep with the binder on, though this may be specific to me, since my sleep is easily disturbed. I return to work in 2-3 days and expect to be fully ready.