I never expected to be in a place where people would be so proud of me for farting.
Turns out that post-anesthesia, hospital nurses are watching for your body functions to start returning to normal. So I had this conversation multiple times:
"Have you had a bowel movement yet?"
"Well, have you started passing gas?"
As always, I tell you because I need to hear it: Celebrate every little thing that's going well. EVERY LITTLE THING. No matter how small or stinky.