Post-op Day 1

Yesterday I had a cholecystectomy or in easier terms – my gallbladder removed. After having an excruciating gallbladder attack on New Year’s night, I couldn’t gamble on not having another attack before school ends in June, so I decided to extend my Easter break by three days and get it taken care of sooner rather than later.

Anesthesia has worn off
Head is clearer
So is the pain
Not unbearable – just
making its presence known

Coughing is tricky
Placing abdominal pressure
A necessary precaution
Changing positions
Done gingerly
No sudden movements

Dietary delicacies
Crackers and chicken broth
Jello and oatmeal
Tea and ginger ale
Keeps nausea away

Short term annoyances
For long term gains and
Maybe some fried calamari!

5 thoughts on “Post-op Day 1

  1. Yikes…you’ve had it rough the last few months with health issues. I feel for you, Rita. On the other hand, I’m a big believer in biting the bullet to avoid future problems. Love this poem, especially the funny, punchy last line. Feel better!

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