Thank you, thank you all.
I'm actually having my first day in almost a month where I'm feeling (mostly) like myself. Which by itself is pretty major.
I am off to CVS today anyway so I will read some labels. I also had drunk some apple cider vinegar for a while there, but it wasn't helping much. Might be more helpful now that the worst of it seems to be past. What I don't want to do is tip it back into awful feelings. I really need to be able to sleep in order to better heal, and when you can't sleep ..... Well, it's pretty obvious.
But -- oof -- don't let anyone tell you this isn't real surgery. It is as delightful as a c/section, with the fun of being bruised, too, and feeling super-pregnant (and also PMS'ing!) afterwards. Getting up, lying down, walking up hills, etc., are all interesting challenges. And I'm saying this 3 1/2 weeks after the fact. Add reflux to that and it just turns into a little ray of freakin' sunshine in your life.
So be nice to RP, please. I'mma gonna embarrass him, but he really has been totally freakin' awesome.