Hi, everyone. I am new to the board, and I must say it's been amazing! I really appreciate everyone sharing their stories. It helps me realize that I am not totally losing it by myself.
I do have a question that I haven't seen any conversation about. I am on day 6 of post op. The pain has been pretty manageable with the meds I am on. I am on an antibiotic and a codine elixer. I am taking the codine religiously every 4 hours, but I find I am counting down minutes after about the 3rd hour.
What I am really curious about is this cough I have. I feel like I am gagging and weezing. I have a lot of phleghm that I am spitting out, and I can feel chunks of scabs coming off. ( I know, tmi!!) I am really nervous about bleeding and I am scared everytime I cough I am going to damage something. I am drinking a ton of water. By the way, I've found a straw works great as it delivers a shotof ice cold water to the very back of my throat. Ahhhhh. I haven't been eating a whole lot. I've had oatmeal, cream of wheat, Jello, ice cream, popsicles. I am trying to swallow as much as I can. I am just wondering if anyone else if coughing a lot or if I should be nervous. No blood so far. I keep checking.
Any help would be awesome! Thanks to all!