Morning.. Easier deep breathing this morning. Woke to do dishes and laundry. Hoping to have a BM at some point today. I entertained the kids at dinner last night with the longest, lowest, rumbliest gass-fest. So, we know the GI system is working. Fingers crossed for some "productivity" later on today.
Today my goal is 64 -84 oz of fluid + 30 grams of protein.
I'm thirsty, thirsty, thirsty. I've noticed I'm pretty swollen in the fingers, wrists and ankles. I'm going to see if the extra fluid consumption and maybe a long bath with epsom salts will do the trick in pushing this fluid back into the circulatory system.
Afternoon... I think I let the pain get ahead of me this morning. I ended up soaking in the tub with a couple of bags of epsom salts to reduce swelling and get things moving. I napped from 9am - 1pm..in the tub and woke up feeling great. The water allowed me to take deeper breaths and stretch out my torso. Since the brusing on the incisions is looking uglier today, I thought I'd try some Arnica to hasten healing.