Day 6 post-op

Last night was the best night sleep I’ve had in a long time. I only woke up twice between midnight & 10am. So I am very thankful for a good night’s sleep. I’m still able to manage on just 1 Tylenol 3 every 4-6 hours and I’m trying to push the time between pills a little further apart. I do still have swelling and a numb feeling around the back/side/top of my head. Guess I’m a real numbskull. Ha!

The bandage over the incision is driving me insane. It’s like a concrete block loosely taped to the side of my head. Most of the adhesive has come free too, so it’s not even really protecting the incision anymore anyway. I think I’ll have hubby call the Dr in the morning to see if we can remove it. I would much rather have a clean bandage put over it anyway. Not sure how a bloody, crusty bandage could be viewed as sanitary after a week! Apparently it’s supposed to stay on until my sutures are removed next week! Gross…

Nasty, crusty bandage.

I want to wash my hair so badly, but it’s imperative that I don’t get the incision area wet. With the amount of hair that I have and the way my head was shaved, I’m not sure how to go about that to ensure nothing gets wet that shouldn’t. So I guess I’ll wait. I gave myself a cornstarch shampoo yesterday. Google says it’s as good as those expensive dry shampoos. I’ve never used either before, so I wouldn’t know. I guess it feels a bit better, but nothing close to a real lather, rinse, repeat. I’m happy to say that things are definitely improving and while I will probably need a few more days of rest, I’m getting there. Every day is one day closer to breaking my silence. So thankful that I have this opportunity. Yes, it hasn’t been a pleasant week, but I would go through it all again to have the ability to hear. 21 days!!

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2 thoughts on “Day 6 post-op

  1. Rachel, this is day 6 post op for me. I just had my bandage changed for the third time. The one from the hospital was getting a bit crusty and had practically fallen off after a couple of days.
    My wife, Jan went to the drug store (Shoppers) and purchased a few bandages identical to the one the hospital applied. They only cost about 55 cents each ! They don’t stick very well because of hair growth so medical tape has to be applied along the top and rear edges to hold them on. By “medical tape”, I’m referring to the almost see through adhesive tape used to hold gauze in place after you’ve been to the lab for a blood test. At the moment, my plan is to to change them everyday until are removed on January 4th. It feels secure. Time will tell (smile). Thank you for this amazing blog !

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