Addition (June 8, 2007): By this point, I was no longer on morphine. I was switched to oral pain medication once I indicated a decreased level of pain.
Around 1:00 AM, I got some Tylenol for the pain after my Uterine Fibroid Embolization. I was feeling hot so one of the nurses pulled back the top blanket and sheet leaving me covered by just one blanket. I took the Tylenol with the tea left from my liquid diet dinner, stretched out, and tried to get comfortable. Not 10 minutes later, I sat straight up and thought:
Hmmm. Perhaps it wasn’t wise to gulp down that whole cup of tea with the Tylenol. I don’t think it’s going to stay in your body. I think it will be departing soon and you should probably start looking for some type of receptacle right about now.
Receptacle? Grabbed a paper cup from the hospital tray just in time to catch Round One. Started to celebrate my quick thinking but soon realized there would be a Round Two. The cup was not quite large enough to stop the overflow. Ick. Fortunately, it only got on that one blanket. Hats off to the nursing staff. Bless you all for putting up with me.
I only vomited once. (I added Round One and Round Two together.) I did feel much better afterwards and was actually able to sleep for a few hours.
How are you feeling after your Uterine Fibroid Embolization?
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