Tuesday, March 26, 2013

I spoke too soon...

When I said I was feeling great I spoke too soon. Last night right after dinner I started feeling like dookey. I was so cold I didn't think I would ever get warm again. Come to find out I had a temperature. My discharge instructions said to return to the hospital if my fever was over 101. It was 100.9. I know that is really close to 101, but I live an hour away from the hospital and I didn't want to just rush up there.

Through the night my fever fluctuated from 99 to 100.9. I really thought it would go away by today, but it has not been less than 99.8 all day. I called my doctor and they said to take Ibuprofen along with the pain pill (ummm, I haven't been taking the pain pills). I did what they said, but my fever still hasn't gone away. The doctor was afraid that pneumonia was setting in since I didn't have any other symptoms and my incisions don't look infected. Honestly, I don't think that's what it is...I am not coughing and I do not feel short of breath.

I have no idea the reason for this fever, but it has made me feel very sickly. I have been drinking plenty today, but have not eaten a bite...nor do I want to eat anything. I have an appointment with the surgeon tomorrow. Hopefully the fever will go away by then, and if not he will figure out what's causing it.

Until then, I am going to be a whiny butt baby and sit around complaining about how I feel like poop :(

14 comments:

~Miss Lorie~ said...

oh no! I hope you get feeling better soon! UGH!

Cheri said...

I'm really glad you are seeing the surgeon tomorrow, I'm worried. I'll feel better if your fever goes away, or you get his opinion/his instructions what to do. So sorry you haven't been feeling well!!

Vanessa said...

Feel Better!

Tina @ The Bandit Girl said...

Fevers suck...whine all you want. I really hope you feel better soon!

Run, Chelle, Run! said...

Crossing my fingers everything is ok, and yes, glad you are seeing the doctor. Feel better soon!

♫ Drazil ♪ said...

You must be fighting something. Be careful. This happened to me whenever I overdid it right after surgery - I'd feel great and them WHAM - I'd feel like death and the only thing that helped was rest rest rest. Nothing was really wrong but a TT is VERY invasive and it takes serious healing time. Take care. xoxo

Ask Me About My Band, My Lap-Band said...

I did the same exact thing 5 days post op from this surgery!!! I had a fever came out of no where with no known source. Broke after about a day. Same degrees as you!! Just keep doing what the doctor said and stay hydrated!!!

I hope you are feeling better soon!!

Jen said...

take care of yourself miss!! Feel Better! xo

Anna said...

Oh no! Feel better soon!

Rachel said...

Hope you get feeling better soon! Hopefully the surgeon will have some answers for you.

jennxaz said...

you take care of yourself..yikes..no fun!

vickyd said...

Hope you're feeling better and that the fever has gone away...

Mon said...

That sounds terrible! Keep us posted on how you're doing, I hope you're feeling better soon!!!

tz said...

Post surgery docs worry about fevers for three reasons..infection, pneumonia and blood clots (how do your calves feel and are you getting up and walking? -- if not, force yourself to) -- also, a fever is an immune response and surgery will trigger an immune response because it's an assault on your system. Your body just might be fighting because it thinks it needs to. Our bodies are really cool things. Any how -- I hope all is okay and I hope you feel better soon!