Day 17 After Coccygectomy
I woke up today with cold sweats again, something I’ve experienced many times since my surgery. My suspicion is that this is a withdrawal symptom from the pain medications. My last dose of taking percocet was 7:00 pm yesterday, and when I woke up at 10 am, I was experiencing the sweats. Once I took the medication, I was feeling better. I’ll discuss with my doctor tomorrow. I still very much need the medication for pain relief, but I have tried to lengthen the time between doses.
I did manage to sit at my computer desk for about 15 minutes using my coccyx cushion. I’ve tried many varieties, but my favorite is the Kabooti Coccyx Cushion. I purchased mine on amazon.com for around $30.
I try to sit up on my couch for smaller periods of time, mainly because it hurts my shoulder to continuously lie on one side all day. I hope I’m not taking this too quickly.
My wound has not completely closed. The wound is still open at the bottom of the incision, and the top half of the incision is trying to close.
I have a doctor’s appointment tomorrow and I’m hoping the doctor will release me to work at home. I’m going stir-crazy sitting around the house watching Netflix!
I can’t wait to start driving again, but that’s probably not going to be possible for another month. One step at a time though.