It was a nice day so we went for a walk through the botanical garden right across the street. We saw some butterflies and squirrels running around. It was quite nice as it's Sunny and about 65 degrees outside.
|Selfie at the Botanical Garden! It feels so good to be outside!|
|Seating area at the Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden|
It helped me to work up an appetite and we walked to Denny's to order some takeout. Today I was able to eat:
- Scrambled Eggs
- 2 Sausage Links
The amazing thing is I haven't needed thick-it other than on day 1 after surgery. I am swallowing just fine and pretty happy with my progress!
I am a little worried about the tenderness in my neck. Below are two photos. One at 6am and another at 2pm. I've been on my antibiotics for a little under 24 hours. I'm not sure if there's slight discharge but it could be residue from a few days ago. I left a message with Dr. Berke's office and haven't heard back yet. I will continue to monitor the incision for any changes.
|Neck at 6am|
|Neck at 2pm. Slightly less swollen|
- I saw Dr. Feinstein (Resident Physician) and he said the incision looked perfectly fine
- It was comforting to hear especially before the weekend and knowing I will fly from LAX-->SFO on Monday
- The swelling is going down from this morning so it looks like the antibiotics are working as they should
I was craving some Starbucks and I was actually able to drink an Iced Venti Soy White Mocha without Whipped Cream in addition to a Chocolate Croissant.
|Tasted so good!|
I got back to the room and rested. I'm quite exhausted even though I haven't been doing much. I know the trauma from surgery probably tired my body out.