I got up and went on a short little walk at 6p, it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. Stiff and sore, but not in 'pain'. I've hit the pain medication (hydromorohone) button just twice since getting to my room, and hopefully I will be on oral pain meds tomorrow. Catheter comes out in the morning.
I think I remember moaning really loudly when I got into recovery, and I remember thinking that it felt like I had done a million crunches, and was holding a crunch. Very painful and crampy. That feeling subsided pretty quickly though and I've just felt sore since. Some alarm kept going off in recovery, and they'd tel me to take nice deep breaths, but I think the monitor was just off because they kept saying that it was acting up. But I was annoyed because all I wanted to do was sleep.
I was wheeled to my room about 3pm. Either the guy pushing my bed was terrible or my bed was acting up, but I was afraid I was going to get sick from all the swerving and stoping and going.
Speaking of feeling sick, I talked to the anesthesia doc before surgery about always getting sick to my stomach on narcotics, so he gave me an anti-nausea patch behind my ear and it is working really well.
I've just been sleeping off and on and trying to update on here so that I share everything before I forget.
Teddy seems to be doing really well, Lefty is doing a great job!
I'm hoping to get real breakfast in the morning and be up moving around more