Today makes one month post surgery and I still feel like crap; random pain especially at night, sweats at odd times and very tired at times except when I’m trying to go to sleep. I am suffering a little depression which is supposed to be common of those who have had by-pass operations. I think it is from a lengthy healing process and being restricted in activities that were common before the operation. I still can’t drive or pick up things over six pounds and that I tire easily makes for a very dull life as I spend a lot of time taking naps to recover from doing almost nothing.
Tomorrow I have to go north to the “Old Country” to refill my medications so I’ll get a day away from the house, but I’ll be very tired by the end of the day. I’m sure my back will be giving me lots of pain by the time the day is done. I just hope that ALL the medications are filled and filled correctly and for the right amount. I’ve had problems before with my medication orders so I have to double-check every time.
I have been told that it can take up to six months to totally recover from this operation; by then I’ll be certifiably nuts, drooling and making absolutely no sense what so ever probably sitting in a corner babbling to myself or playing with my pajama strings.
Thank goodness I have friends who put up with me and go out of their way to drive me places that takes up their whole day. I feel sad that I’m taking up their time from their lives.