This week has been, in short, incredible. Be sure to check my IG and FB stories for a sneak peek of what's been happening! I'm coming home more inspired and motivated to change the world - yes, the WORLD - than ever. I'll give you all the details soon, I promise!
I started this project eons ago. At least it feels that way. Who says I never finish anything? On the one hand, there's a sense of accomplishment and the lavender scent is soothing. On the other, I could have bought it and had that counter space and an awesome wreath for like months. 😁
Day 4 post op: Let’s talk PAIN MANAGEMENT
Warning: I’m not a trained health professional. What is discussed below is purely based on my personal experience and the prescriptions I was given. Always consult your doctor regarding drugs and pain management.
I’m super grateful that the pains from my 2nd surgery are quite manageable and slowly subsiding each day.
For both surgeries, I was given general anaesthetics, local anaesthetics in the operated leg and paracetamol IV. Post surgery, I was prescribed oxycodone (painkiller) 1 tablet every 3 hours and meloxicam (non-steroidal antiflammatory) 1 tablet once a day and oral paracetamol every 4-6 hours.
This time around I pretty much followed the prescription down to the tee, even set alarms to make sure I took oxycodone and paracetamol on schedule to proactively MANAGE the PAIN. And my experience is so much better than the first surgery - more on that later
The thing about oxycodone, as a form of narcotics, is that is make me super sleepy (and high?). So even though it was great for the first couple of days to numb the pain, I’ve been trying to get off it for almost a day now so I can get back to work (from home) tomorrow.