Week of 9/23-9/29

Greetings, Internet! I hope everyone’s staying as safe and sane as can be. This week was post-op hell. There’s no other way to describe it. Daily summaries below.

September 23, 2022

  • Got back to my apartment, and my mother and I both passed out for like, two-hour naps.
  • Still feeling tired, but I guess that’s to be expected.
  • Bloated from the procedure. And due to the sensitive area in which the procedure took place, it was stressed upon me that I must go to the bathroom as soon as freaking possible.
  • It’s been a couple of days, so the post-op care people were like, “You need to take this nuclear arsenal of laxatives.”
  • You can imagine what happened.
  • My temperature is kind of high.
  • Wordle: Whoops.
  • Currently feeling: Ugh.
  • Currently looping: I am not listening to music.

September 24, 2022

  • I’m so bloated. Why am I so bloated?
  • Let’s chalk up this day to the aftermath of taking a nuclear arsenal of laxatives.
  • Temperature still high. Aren’t these antibiotics I got from the ER supposed to be fixing this?
  • Wordle: Let’s take a break from this for now.
  • Currently feeling: More ugh. So much ugh.
  • Currently looping: Let’s take a break from this, too.

September 25, 2022

  • I went to bed at 4am because nuclear arsenal of laxatives. Yes, they linger in your system for more than a day or two..
  • I’m so tired. I have barely slept the past…four nights?
  • I’m also really hot. Why am I so warm?
  • And I have no appetite. Shouldn’t I have an appetite by now?
  • Seriously, what are these antibiotics supposed to be doing?
  • I’m just going to lay down and try to catch up on sleep in the middle of the day.
  • Currently feeling: I’m so tired.

September 26, 2022

  • I’m still tired. And I’m starting to think that acetaminophen actually drives up my temperature instead of sending it down.
  • Still warm. Stupid fever.
  • I’ve been watching television and the Mets, but everything feels like a blur because I’m exhausted.
  • Currently feeling: Can I please have a good night’s sleep tonight?

September 27, 2022

  • I actually slept last night. Like, not a lot, but more than a little.
  • Okay, this fever isn’t improving. I’m seeing the surgeon in a couple of days to figure out what the hell is going on.
  • Currently feeling: I need more sleep.

September 28, 2022

  • Complained to my therapist.
  • I’m not feeling super great about the outcome of the procedure, guys. Like, I’m hoping it went well, but also, I’m getting some vibes that maybe it didn’t?
  • Currently feeling: I’m so tired.

September 29, 2022

  • Surgeon is also not feeling great about the outcome of the procedure. He changed my antibiotic, though, so, let’s see if this gets the fever down.
  • Later that evening, I saw definitive proof that the procedure was, in fact, unsuccessful. I sobbed in my bathroom.
  • Currently feeling: Wretched horrid disappointment.

Thanks for reading. Sorry it was a bummer week. Stay safe out there, everyone.

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