So, I am on day 6 post-op and this process has been soooo much worse than i thought. I read all of the posts about the importance of drinking, drinking, drinking. I came out of surgery practically eating a Popsicle but once the vicodin tussi got ahold of me, everything went downhill. By day 2 my throat was so swollen and I couldn't stay awake for more than 20 minutes. By day 3 I thought I was developing a fever because of the body aches but also thought it could have been dehydration. Start of day 4, I went to the ER and after laying there for 7-8 hours, I was admitted with aspiration pneumonia. Just discharged this afternoon, Day 6, and of course, I feel like crap. The coughing is so painful and my ears are starting to hurt. I wonder now if this whole thing is just going to added to my recovery time? My scabs are sooo thick but I refuse to gargle anymore because I believe that may be what I aspirated on (the foamy crap fell down my throat while I slept).
Food tastes horrible and I want to scream for anything but ice cream!
When will this start to get better?