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Re: Megan's GRS Diary
« Reply #40 on: November 23, 2020, 07:02:30 am »
Thinking of you and wishing you every happiness and success.

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Re: Megan's GRS Diary
« Reply #41 on: November 23, 2020, 07:37:48 am »
Just got off a call with Megan, she's on her way down to the surgery suite. If anyone needs me, I'll be pacing for the next couple hours.  ;)
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Re: Megan's GRS Diary
« Reply #42 on: November 23, 2020, 07:56:25 am »
Just got off a call with Megan, she's on her way down to the surgery suite. If anyone needs me, I'll be pacing for the next couple hours.  ;)
Of course. Sending best wishes and hugs to Megan and to you! Xx


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Re: Megan's GRS Diary
« Reply #43 on: November 23, 2020, 11:39:47 am »
She's out of surgery, but obviously needs rest. Updates to follow.
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Re: Megan's GRS Diary
« Reply #44 on: November 23, 2020, 01:37:39 pm »
Yes, I'm out, same feeling quite zonked.

Quite a bit of discomfort when's came around in recovery. I've been using my press-button pain relief quite heavily, but it's limited to prevent trouble.

Surgery was a total of about 2.5 hours.

I'm now back in my room.

My lower back is very sore - I have back problems in but I'm able to lie on my side which is much more comfortable.

Overall, with the pain relief, I'm at about a two out ten discomfort level.

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Re: Megan's GRS Diary
« Reply #45 on: November 23, 2020, 01:43:16 pm »


Love you, doll.  :-*

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Re: Megan's GRS Diary
« Reply #46 on: November 23, 2020, 01:52:55 pm »


Love you, doll.  :-*

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Thnx baby, I've been waiting for my one of those. X

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Re: Megan's GRS Diary
« Reply #47 on: November 23, 2020, 05:22:39 pm »
Congratulations...
Wishing you a very speedy recovery.. but for now.. rest and relax..
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Re: Megan's GRS Diary
« Reply #48 on: November 23, 2020, 06:15:12 pm »
Welcome to the "Other Side".  May your recovery be smooth and quick with no bumps in the road, theoretically and over the real road on the way back home.

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Re: Megan's GRS Diary
« Reply #49 on: November 23, 2020, 07:00:41 pm »
It's 0100 here. The nurse just came in to give me another DVT jab, standard procedure to manage risk.

My pain levels are now down to 1-2, mild discomfort, and I've not used my 'magic button' pain drug for several hours, just paracetamol and ibuprofen.

I'm getting some good sleep, and my head is far less fuzzy than it was.

Overall, right now, I feel better than I thought I would, and seem to be causing the nurses no concerns.

Thank you again for all the virtual love and hugs. X

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Re: Megan's GRS Diary
« Reply #50 on: November 23, 2020, 08:59:18 pm »
Hugs Megan-  best wishes on your recovery.  Take it easy and let your body heal!

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Re: Megan's GRS Diary
« Reply #51 on: November 24, 2020, 12:34:30 am »
I continue to be quite comfortable. The nurse just gave me 0600 first breakfast of paracetamol and laxative, so I guess that's a clue of their expectations today!

I'm taking in plenty of fluids now. Otherwise it's R&R today until my compression bandage comes off later.

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Re: Megan's GRS Diary
« Reply #52 on: November 24, 2020, 02:14:36 am »
0814, breakfast time.

Still not much appetite, but I'm sure I'll manage something.

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Re: Megan's GRS Diary
« Reply #53 on: November 24, 2020, 03:03:15 am »
Currently getting waves of pain from gas, which I think is quite common. A good sign my digestive tract is cranking again after the general anesthesia yesterday.

My nurse tells me they'll try to get me up for a short walk later, while they monitor my blood pressure which has a risk of dropping and causing a subsequent tumble - not good!

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Re: Megan's GRS Diary
« Reply #54 on: November 24, 2020, 03:06:25 am »
I've also got a squirrel for company, they're scampering around the fire escape and flat roof outside my window

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Re: Megan's GRS Diary
« Reply #55 on: November 24, 2020, 03:25:31 am »
0814, breakfast time.

Still not much appetite, but I'm sure I'll manage something.



That "Full English" needs to be on a smaller plate, it looks lonely.  :laugh:

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Re: Megan's GRS Diary
« Reply #56 on: November 24, 2020, 03:35:53 am »
That "Full English" needs to be on a smaller plate, it looks lonely. 

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I didn't even manage the egg, but the sausage was yummy!

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Re: Megan's GRS Diary
« Reply #57 on: November 24, 2020, 03:59:21 am »
Congrats dear, looks like its  all going well. Up and walking later, that will shift the gas!!!!!
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Re: Megan's GRS Diary
« Reply #58 on: November 24, 2020, 04:10:50 am »
Mr Bellringer just visited and peeled back the compression dressing.

He said it all went as expected, but he had to modify his technique due to the excess skin I have from weight loss.

He seemed in a good mood and happy with what he saw, so I guess I am too :-)

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Re: Megan's GRS Diary
« Reply #59 on: November 24, 2020, 04:43:46 am »
I've now had a chance to get a good look, and I'm happy. She still hasn't got a name yet however, so I'll get working on that...

They've also taken away my morphine feed, no more fun for Megan, hmmpff!

Coffee has just arrived, thank the maker!

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