Well, my DS surgery with Dr Kemmeter was yesterday, and overall, it went well. And boy, is he fast! He clocked in somewhere around 3.75 hours. That first day was pretty rough, I had a lot of nausea and pain. It felt like I did a hundred sit up and then got stabbed in the gut, lol. I spent probably about 80% of my time after the operation drifting in and out of sleep. This morning was rough as well. Quite a bit of nausea, though nothing ever came of it, since my stomach was empty. Later on, I realized that my uvula is VERY swollen and hanging super low from being intubated, I would assume. I wonder now if that was interfering with my gag reflex. As the day got on, my pain lessened somewhat, but I don't think what they gave me through IV, nor the oral pills they gave me to take home are working worth a damn. But I gritted through it because I just wanted to go home to my bed. Boy, was that ever the longest car ride. We got out to walk around at a rest area, and I thought I was done for. Not only is it 90 degrees, but I have a loooot of pain if I'm not just laying still. Too bad for me, as I keep getting up and walking around as much as I can. Other than that, recovery is not as bad as I imagined. I was prepared for the worst. For now, I'm just focusing on getting those fluids in. The rest I can handle as it comes. Oh! I did have kind of a funny moment in the OR. I have a piercing between my eyes, at the bridge of my nose. I took all of my.other jewelry out because they told me that the machines could cause a burn. But I didn't want to take out the last one, since I knew the hole would close up. One of the nurses had the genius idea of taking an IV Cath and putting it through there to keep it open. Then the anesthesiologist taped across my nose a few times for good measure. I bet that's the first time they've ever dealth with that! Lol.