Sorry to anyone I've left hanging *cough* Free Julie *cough*. Long story short- I started purees on Monday and by Tuesday evening I came down with the flu. My whole family has had it and I thought I was lucky enough to avoid it, but Tuesday evening, it hit me like a ton of bricks. Coughing, sneezing, stuffiness, headache, fever but most of all dizziness. It's been awful.
I had my two week post-op followup today. My surgeon is concerned about the coughing causing stress to the staple line, so I went to my PCP to get it checked out. She gave me an inhaler and robitussin with codeine. Now if I can just get rid of the stuffiness. It hurts a bit when I cough, so I'm hoping I'm not compromising anything. I really can't stress just how awful I feel right now. I haven't even eaten since Tuesday because of the flu, and am having a little trouble getting all of my fluids in. But, I'm drinking Powerade Zero and Smart Water (recommended by my surgeon because of electrolytes.)
Sorry that's it for an update right now. Hopefully I'll be on the mend soon.