Today, after more than a year of procrastination, Drew underwent his first surgery ever, to have an inguinal hernia repaired.
Nervous but committed to "the ride", Drew was suprised at how smooth & painlessly the actual surgery went — he was awake one moment in the operating room, and the next moment — BOOM — he was waking up from a refreshing sleep in the recovery room.
As the pain meds wore off, the surgery site became especially painful and tender. Rolling over while sleeping is hard, standing up, laying down, or sitting up are all difficult.
A cough last night was darned near enough to cause Drew to pass out.
But, now, 30+ hours after surgery, the pain begins to slightly diminish — I’m sitting up as I write this. I’m still grateful for my Percocet!!!