Okay, so I haven't posted in several days because I've been dealing with complications of my surgery. I tried doing everything right but my guts just didn't like surgery and I had severe constipation start on Monday, the day after I was discharged. I'm doing much better now, not quite normal but no longer in severe pain. I've barely eaten or slept since Monday and spent several hours in the ER receiving treatment Tuesday night. I was a stone's throw from obstruction, (shudder) but fortunately intensive laxatives, etc finally worked and the worst in over now. My system has been completely and utterly cleaned out! I'm currently eating plain cooked potatoes (without the skins), crackers, plain pasta and lots and lots of water!
I've experienced kidney stones, migraines and other high levels of pain and I must say that this is definitely in the top three most painful experiences I've ever lived through. And I hope to never repeat this for the rest of my life!