Here I am on the loser's bench. For real. Settling in, getting the lay of the land, looking for the best foot rest. My surgery was eight days ago. The surgeons were very happy with how everything went.. I spent two nights in the hospital.
The first night was pure hell on earth. I did not get the sleep study, so I've never had a c pap. They had a O2 monitor on me with a claxon that went off if my oxygen levels went below 90%. Which they did.every.time.I.drifted.off. I can see how this is a good technique for torturing people. I did not get a single minute of sleep. I started feeling very anxious, but I remember people on these boards saying there were hormones flying around after surgery. I asked for something for anxiety at 2am and at every hourly vitals check thereafter. By 6am, I was an incoherent sobbing mess. After 7am, they started rounding, and all stared at me like I was a zoo animal. I kept trying to tell them, that I wasn't like this, and no, I don't usually take anything for anxiety. I never did get anything for anxiety, but the day nurse was very sweet and treated me like a human, so I came back out of it later that day.
The second night, I rolled over onto my side and slept through the night without any awakening other than vitals/sugar checks. I really don't think I have sleep apnea. I think my breathing was shallow after surgery.
So now I have that on my doctor's record.
I saw my PCP today and I have lost five pounds since surgery. I can't seem process if that is a lot or a little, so for now it's just a number. I know it will build from there.
Oh, and I have to go get a sleep study