“Try to cough and deep breathe every hour.” Hard to do, because my ribs hurt so bad when I do anything, but I’m trying. Other than the pain, I’m feeling pretty good. No nausea, thank God. I just finished a bowl of chicken noodle soup and so far, so good. I may even get around to taking a shower soon.
The cuts are all very small, except for a three-inch one at the top. I seem to remember the recovery room nurse saying they had to make a bigger cut because of one really big gallstone that got stuck.
For those of you who like this sort of thing (I know, most normal people don’t), here’s how it was done.