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A Day in the Life of – 1 week post surgery

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Whilst recovering in hospital from my operation I kept myself busy by keeping a note of what was happening each day. This enabled me to record my progress and for my confidence to grow in my ability and recovery.

Whilst I did this for my own benefit, I’ve decided to share a record of what I was managing just one week after my operation in case it may offer help/comfort for someone awaiting a similarly major operation.

Questions more than welcome.

Love and light, Fi xxx


15th May 2016

2.30am

  • 1 water
  • Pain relief (breakthrough)
  • Anti-clotting jag dressing on leg leaking & replaced – blood over sheets (1).
  • Sheets changed.
  • Threw up

6.50am

  • 1 water
  • Pain relief (breakthrough)
  • Anti-sickness tablet (breakthrough)
  • Medicated mouth wash
  • Anti-clotting jag dressing on leg leaking & replaced – blood over sheets (2).
  • Sheets changed again.

    7.30am

    • Half an ice lolly
    • Anti-sickness tablet (breakthrough)
    • Told IV cannula needs replaced.

    8.00am

    • 1 water
    • 2 morphine tablets

      9.20am

      • Re-placement for IV cannula

      9.30am

      • 1 water
      • 1 GF Biscuit
      • Liquid paracetamol
      • Omeprazol
      • Ibuprofen
      • Antibiotic tablets
      • Anti Sickness
      • Nystan – throat dropper

      9.45am

      • Husband visit
      • Consultant visit to discuss eating
      • Re-placement for IV cannula removed

      10.00am

      • GF cereal with almond milk
      • 1 water

      10.30am

      • 1 mint tea

      11.15am

      • Dressing over staples removed
      • Shower unaided
      • Brushed teeth unaided
      • 1 water

      12.20pm

      • Chicken salad (ate one third)
      • 1 ‘bio green’ water
      • Nystan – throat dropper

      12.45pm

      • Re-placement for IV cannula fitted
      • 1 water

      1.00pm

      • Family visit
      • 2 water
      • Cookie
      • Handful Pom bear crisps
      • Tablet paracetamol
      • Antibiotic tablets
      • Ibuprofen
      • Anti-clotting dressing on leg leaking & replaced (3).

      3.20pm

      • Medicated mouthwash
      • Antibiotic through IV

      4.05pm

      • Fluids with potassium through IV
      • Sheets changed.

      4.40pm

      • Anti-sickness tablet (breakthrough)

      6.00pm

      • Second family visit
      • Roast chicken and veg (very little managed)
      • 1 water
      • Liquid Paracetamol
      • Nystan – throat dropper

      8.00pm

      • 1 water
      • Half an ice lolly
      • Medicated mouth wash
      • 2 morphine tablets
      • Potassium fluids finish (told I need 2 more IV bags tomorrow)
      • Anti-clotting jag dressing on leg leaking & replaced (4). Told I’m not getting this evening’s jag. Bloods to be checked tomorrow.

      9.15pm

      • Napping

      10.30pm

      • Cookie
      • 2 water
      • Liquid paracetamol
      • Omeprazol
      • Ibuprofen
      • Antibiotic
      • Anti Sickness
      • Nystan – throat dropper
      • Auxiliary nurse sat with me for hour chatting about weddings and babies while I took medication. No nausea on anxiety.

      11.30pm

      • Bed
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      Author: Fi Munro

      I am a 31 year old woman diagnosed with stage four ovarian cancer. I blog about my cancer journey and the importance of maintaining holistic physical, emotional and spiritual health. I also talk about the importance of eating the right food...a lot! Get in touch on twitter: @fkmunro

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