Today they disconnected my IVs and I’m now getting all my pain control through pills — extended release morphine in the am and pm with fast-acting morphine for breakthrough pain. It’s working well. From what I hear from other people, a lot of people have problems with morphine. I’m lucky it works for me.
I’ve had a couple episodes of major abscess drainage with a huge big mess each time. My poor nurses! The last time, the nurse was probably in here for an hour cleaning me, the floor, the bedding, etc. Blech. They seem to have come up with a good system for packing the wound now, though, so… hopefully no more big surprises.
At any rate… it’s quite wonderful to not be attached to lines of any sort anymore. Assuming the abscess drainage continues to progress, they’re still talking about letting me out of here on Tuesday — possibly with a visiting nurse to monitor things.
I’ve one of the good nurses tonight. Yay! Unlike last night. THAT guy probably knows what he’s doing, but he’s often slow to answer the call light and is very disorganized. It drives me a little crazy. Not that I’m a control freak or anything.