I am POD 7 (YAY... halfway to recovery I hope!)
Anyway, I am REALLY hung up on the whole prospect of bleeding and everything. In fact, I was so nervous about it last night after reading one person's account of bleeding as she was about to fall asleep, that I couldn't sleep. I got up at 11:00p and took a shower (thinking it might be calming).
OK, so I get out of the shower, spit into the sink (It still hurts to swallow), and don't you know, there's blood.
So, I called my ENT who told me to come into the ER (I live in New York City and hailed a cab) where he cauterized it with some silver nitrate since it wouldn't stop.
My question is....
How many of you had bleeding of any sort (did you have to gargle with ice water, did you go into the hospital, was it a lot, how many days into post op, precipitating factors?)
Thanks a lot for helping to ease my mind.