First bit I really remember coming round, I had two intravenous drips in, one for fluid, and one was a morphine, patient controlled infusion. That was great. It makes you feel a bit sick after a while. I was completely pain free. A little bit uncomfortable but it wasn’t as bad to be truthful as I thought it was going to be, and it is just more uncomfortable, and having the drain under your arm. But it wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be. And I think having the patient controlled morphine where you can press the button if you want a little bit more, and they gave me something twice a day, intravenously as well to stop the nausea that the morphine brings. That was fine.
My op was on the Friday, the morphine came down on the, the drip came down on the Sunday, but I hardly used it Sunday anyway, and after that I just had a couple of paracetamols really. I was in hospital for 8 days, loads of visitors as you can imagine, working in there, and not just at visiting time. That was a bit of a bad thing as well really ‘cos there was times that I could have just nodded off and instead one of the pharmacists pops in to say hello, and that sort of thing.