Recovery Recap: Day 0 Through Day 5

12 Nov

The past 5 days have an absolute Rowe-lercoaster…

Day 0 – Wed – Home from surgery.  No swelling, no bruising, very groggy/tired, a little bleeding, lots of codeine, lots of icing, sleep sitting up.  Comfort level = 5/10

Day 1 – Thurs – No swelling until about 4pm and then it completely takes over my face, no bruising, tired, lots of napping, a little bleeding, lots of codeine, lots of icing, sleep sitting up.  Comfort level = 3/10

Day 2 – Fri – Swollen like crazy – chipmunk cheeks, squinty eyes, horribly uncomfortable, lots of codeine, a little bit of bruising, bleeding stopped, lots of icing, sleep lying down.  Spoke with the nurse from Dr. Cochran’s office who assured me this was all normal and I’d be feeling much better in a few days.  I didn’t believe her, not even a little.  Fri was a tough day.  Sleep semi-prone.  Comfort level = -10/10 (that’s MINUS 10/10 😦 😦 )

Day 3 – Sat – Swelling starts to come down, still on codeine, less tired and more energy, went to see a movie, did some shopping and went for dinner.  The first time I actually thought there may be a light at the end of the tunnel that wasn’t someone punching me in the face.  Sleep lying down.  Comfort level = 6/10

Day 4- Sun – Swelling continues to come down, I wake up feeling almost good…and I’m a little amazed. I mean, just 2 days ago I felt like I’d been run over…could this be true?  Was Jane the nurse right??!!  Switch from Codeine to Tylenol, take a Dallas city tour, go for dinner.  No icing, no naps.  Sleep lying down.  Comfort level = 7/10

Day 5 – Mon – Swelling is almost gone, bruising has turned into a slight yellow tinge, lots of energy (was eying up the treadmill), completely off codeine.  Getting hair done this afternoon and will update then.  Comfort level as at 10:30am – 8/10 🙂  PM UPDATE:  No icing needed, no naps needed…it was another great day.  Tomorrow, the cast comes off yippee!!!!!  Comfort level stays at 8/10.

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