Blargh! I’m resisting the urge to curse a lot in open forums where my mother might see how foul my mouth is. 1. Because my mouth pain is ridiculous for 4 days after surgery (or at least what I’d expected after a seemingly good past few days) and 2. Because now that I finally have some painkillers in my system, I just don’t care.
Tuesday was back to work, a given how easy Monday seemed, I felt comfy heading back to work. I took an Ibuprofen as soon as I got there, which kept the pain at a mild-to-moderate level most of the day. However, about 1pm the meds wore of totally and my face starting tingling/burning all up the left side up to my eye/ear.
Everything else is fine except that dastardly left side. At good times it feels like a dull aching cavity on my lower left side. At its worst, it feels like the left side of my face is being slowly ripped/burned off. (Please refer to my Iorek Byrnison reference of Post-Surgery, Day 1).
I thought I could get by on an Ibuprofen when I got home so that I’d be good to go for kickboxing tonight, but when the pain hadn’t subsided or even lessened an hour later. I resorted to the heavy stuff. I took a hydrocodone and quickly fell asleep. So much for working out.
My frustrations are building and I have nowhere to vent them. Except to poor Sean who has put up with quite a bit of unladylike crap on my end as I tend to be uncensored when on pain meds. Does anyone know when this stupid post-surgery pain will end? I figured it’d gone by Tuesday? Am I overestimating my body? Is this normal? Or am I just a weenie when it comes to surgery/pain and all that jazz?