So I’m wondering if this is really behind me.
After posting yesterday’s comments, my fever returned and peaked at 99.7 early last night. So far, since midnight, the highest it’s been is 99.0. That’s moving in the right direction.
The other thing that’s been bugging me is this discomfort in my groin. Initially, I thought it was from the drainage tube opening, but now I’m not so sure. I’m wondering if it’s lymph fluid building up again.
The one thing that hasn’t happened yet is an increase in incontinence. When I was in the hospital with the infection, the fluid was putting so much pressure on my bladder that I had little control over it. I’m really hoping that I don’t return to that state again if the fluid is building up.
Needless to say, this makes going back to work tomorrow questionable. I’ll play it by ear, and I’ll also contact the surgeon to let him know what’s happened since pullng the drain on Thursday.
Even with all that going on, I did manage to run out and buy some new pants today (I’ve lost 20 pounds since the surgery). The weather has been great–sunny, warm, and in the upper 50’s.