Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Well the visiting nurse came today. I m 2 refrain from all activities including my walking laps & physical therapy until I hear back from the surgeon. I also m 2 use the walker @ all times; so this nice cane that got delivered will b sitting here in the corner 4 a while. She also reminded me to drink lots of water; I told her I was drinking 4 -16 oz bottles a day - she recommend to try to add 1 or 2 more bottles.
Drinking so much fluid concerns me a little w all the swelling already in my legs & feet ( I figure it's @ least partially due to fluid retention). Not to mention that since surgery I dont know when I have to use the potty until its almost 2 late.
I did speak 2 the surgeons assistant & was told that once they read the films if there is nada wrong then I can continue therapy & fewer laps - the rest of the time I m 2 sit in my chair w my legs elevated.
I've been directed to go c my family physician about the swelling in my legs & feet, so I will b doing that tomorrow morning.
I forgot 2 mention yesterday that when I went to get my mri while I was in the er - they broke my special lumbar brace - luckily 4 me I was able 2 rig it & u cant even tell except when I'm trying 2 put it on.
I THANK EVERYONE FOR THEIR RESPONSES TO MY BLOGS & PLEASE DO CONTINUE TO LECTURE ME OR PREACH & REMIND ME OF WHAT I SHOULD OR SHOULD I SAY WHAT I SHOULD NOT BE DOING.
IT'S NICE 2 HAVE SO MANY PPL CARE .