2 Weeks After Coccyx Removal
So far, my recovery has gone unexpectedly well. That is, until today.
I woke up with a very deep and dull pain, not too much unlike the preoperative pain. It has been two days since my last dose of morphine so I imagine that could be part of the reason I am feeling more pain than usual. I think the lunch in the restaurant with my mom is the culprit – seems like I tried to do too much too soon.
I laid on the couch all day and me and my mother (who has been so gracious to travel from South Carolina to help me recover) have watched Christmas movies on Netflix. I spent much of my time in and out of sleep, and I was grateful for every minute I was asleep as that meant I was pain-free.
I’m still using the cane to get around and I do find that bending over is not fun. As the wound heals it feels tighter and I feel as if I could break open the wound if I bend over too far.
In terms if pain medication I’m still taking 2700 mg of gapapentin, 15 mg of meloxicam to reduce swelling, 25 mg of phenergan every 6 hours for nausea, 500 mg of Augmentin every 12 hours as an antibiotic, and 20 mg of oxycodone every 6 hours for pain. The oxycodone reduced 4 days ago from every 4 hours to every 6 hours.
I keep reminding myself that the doctor did tell me that it could take up to 2 years to be fully pain-free.