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I'm recovering well! The bellybutton incision is almost entirely healed, though there's still some swelling and bruising around the others, especially on the left. No more bandages or strips! There's semi-predictable soreness when I sit or lie down in certain positions, but I can mostly get up from the more comfortable supine and reclining positions a lot more easily now. I even did a few very easy yoga poses this morning.

I went out yesterday on an errand to a part of Boston I hadn't been to yet, so that was major progress, and I got to see [personal profile] rushthatspeaks on the way back, yay. [personal profile] skygiants visited on Tuesday, too, which was a lot of fun. I even did my own grocery shopping on Monday (prudently using a cart to steady myself, but I was totally fine, just tired when I got back).

Still spending some effort on pain management, mostly intestinal cramping that I hope is just everything settling into its new position and getting used to not having endometriosis sticking it to other things inappropriately. Part of it may have been coming off the Percocet, too, since opiates reduce gut motility and it could've bounced back inappropriately. I went back to a half-perc in the morning for a couple days and I think the ramp-down was a better idea. Also, this type of pain I know well and can apply heat to.

I've been playing lots of simple computer games, and for the last few days I've been able to concentrate better on reading. Currently finishing up a reread of the Raksura novels.

I've still got until Tuesday before my post-op appointment and potential back-to-work-ness. If I keep improving at this rate, I'll be in great shape.

Date: 2015-01-15 06:36 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] heavenscalyx

I've discovered that going cold-turkey off opiates tends to give me migraines, which suuuuck. Ramping down = much better option.

Date: 2015-01-15 07:36 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] umadoshi
Hooray, overall! And ramping down does sound like a good way to go. *cautious hugs*


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