Thursday, October 6 at 9am was my surgery. All went well according to the Dr. Went through 2 stages of recovery and then I was home by 4:30.( I will post more about my surgery experience when I'm sober) I don't really feel like I was ready to come home. My first night home, I just rested and took pain meds. Then on Friday, which I am calling Post Op day 1, I was home, sipping clear liquids, napping, walking, breathing in my little machine, etc. Nausea hasn't been too bad and I've just been sipping clear liquids. Well,, I keep having the headaches and hot flashes and figured that was because I hadn't taken my Cymbalta since Wednesday night, and the Dr's PA told me that I shouldn't have any trouble swallowing it, for me to just take it easy. So, down it went, will a few sips of water. Within minutes, I think I felt the "sliming" that I hear everyone talking about - the feeling of imminent vomitus rage - well, I took a few more sips of water and the feeling subsided, so I thought I was in the clear. I went back and laid down to get ready to go to bed. Within about 20 minutes, here comes the urge again, but followed by actual dry heaves - I haven't had the dry heaves in forever, but they hurt so bad - I started crying and I just couldn't stop - and nothing actually came up. So, after that was over, I sat at the edge of the bed for a minute and then laid down and fell asleep. This morning, Post Op Day 2, I woke up to the "green apple trotts" - yes, I had/have diarrhea -- sorry, TMI, I know, but I'm relying on you lovely ladies for your advice. So, I'm wondering if this is from the surgery and no BM before surgery, or if all of this is from the damn Cymbalta?! I can't live without the Cymbalta right now, or at least I can't come off of it right now - I'm at a loss.
And then, there is this feeling like I might burg, and then I have this pain/slight nausea in my chest - is this going to be like this forever? I'm really feeling beaten here - and I have no one to blame but myself.
S.O.S - Some one please help me?!