4-21-12/Surprisingly Still In Pain

I am really shocked that 9 days removed from surgery – my whole right abdomen is still very sore/painful. It helps to move around as that seems to stretch things out and keep them more loose. However, I still feel like I got hit by a train! It’s weird, because aside from that, I feel pretty good.

That’s surprising also. I thought I would be “high” on how good I would feel after surgery. However, I’m not. I feel normal. Normal is good. Normal doesn’t feel amazing, it feels, status quo. Don’t get me wrong. I am not complaining at all. I am relieved not to have fatigue, nausea, and headaches. I guess you just imagine normal must be comparatively amazing. My body is adjust very quickly to this new/old norm.

Another thing worth mentioning is that I have a weird taste in my mouth. It’s constant and kind of like a mildly sour dairy taste. Not terrible, but not super either. And it’s always there. I taste things normally, maybe even better than before transplant, but that taste is frustrating. The pharmacist said it was likely the steroids and that I’d have that forever. I am hoping it gets better when they cut the dose in half, which they plan to do.

I’ll talk to them about that on Monday when I go back to Yale.

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One Response to “4-21-12/Surprisingly Still In Pain”
  1. I’m excited to hear that you are doing wonderfully. Praise God! I hope you have a speedy recovery.

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