I had a horrible night last night. I felt fine before I went to bed, but then I took one final dose of paracetamol and it was like that pushed me over the edge into feeling sick.
Not eating solid food and taking so much medication has given me an upset stomach, and just gives me a constant tummy ache and a nauseous feeling. I've now replaced the medication that the hospital gave me which is a pain killer and an anti-inflammatory with just normal ibuprofen, because that medicine is known to give you a bad stomach, especially if you're underweight, and I am on the small side.
So I felt sick throughout the night and this morning, but then I took the ibuprofen instead of the other medicine, and watched the whole first series of The Inbetweeners and felt a lot better after!
I've found myself eating surprisingly solid things, because eating all this liquidy stuff makes me feel sick. So far I've eaten things like jacket potato (obviously not the skin!), scrambled egg, soup, mashed potato, mushy peas, macaroni cheese (slightly pureed), jelly and ice cream... I'm worried that I'm eating things that are too solid, but my mouth opens quite wide when I take my bands off, and I don't feel like I'm straining myself so I think it's ok. My mouth opens quite wide, the problem is I find it hard to shut my teeth together, but I'm not going to push myself to do it because the joint is still stiff and swollen.
Here are the Day 5 pics, I'm looking very bruised today but a bit less swollen.
6 Years Post Op
1 month ago