When I woke up from surgery, about half an hour after they sewed me up
again, I felt nauseous. They gave me an injection of something which
helped a little, though I did stay nauseous all the time in the hospital.
I have an anecdote there: I got this medication that didn’t help so
much, so one of the nurses (bless her) switched me to something else,
and that worked great. This after exclaiming:
But this stuff relaxes your stomach! You don’t have that anymore, I
will give you something else.
The stuff I got after that worked great. The next time they wanted to
give me that other stuff again, but I protested heavily and I got the
other stuff again. They also turned down the epidural (took away one of
the opiates) to help with the nausea.
It never went away completely.
Now that I’ve removed certain foods from my diet (wheat-products and
milk) and have stopped taking the Plaquenil I have a lot less nausea. It
hasn’t gone away completely (yet), however, it has gone away a lot.
Instead of mostly nauseous with some nausea-free hours, the reverse
happens most of the time. I only have the last week or two to look at,
so I won’t yet do a little victory dance. It looks good, though, and
that makes me happy.