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Last day at work before LOA

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

NOW I am getting excited. I can go swimming one more time before my leave at the therapy pool. I really need to do this as yesterday I did not clock any exercise time and my legs are aching. I am up early enough to have a short spin on the recumbent bike before work and I do plan to do that so my legs will feel better. But I have to have my coffee first!!!! Will definitely miss my coffee on Friday morning before surgery. I always get caffeine withdrawal headaches when I don't get my coffee by 6:00 a.m. One time I was in the hospital and had the cafeeine withdrawal headache and it was too early for the nurses to hunt down some coffee so they put morphine in my IV....that worked.... (this was a 1 time only experiment and I did not instigate this....really)...

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MUSIC66 5/20/2010 5:59AM

    i find the same thing if i don,t have a cupof coffe i get a bad head ache.

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CATLADY52 5/19/2010 2:54PM

    I quit coffee two years ago and haven't missed it at all. Tea is a different story. I still enjoy a cup now and then. Water is where it's at for me. I guess I was never addicted to the caffeine. Good luck with your surgery.

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DJS-DEBBIE 5/19/2010 2:05PM

    I am excited for you, too, but I am sure going to miss you while you are gone.

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BEETH52 5/19/2010 8:24AM

    I am just finishing my leave and go back to work on Friday!! Hope all goes well! I snuck a couple sips of caffeine before I went to hosp and no side effects! LOL

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MSLZZY 5/19/2010 7:12AM

    I drink tea first thing in the morning and I miss it when I don't have it. Have a great day!

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A great day...

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

I am getting the last minute things done. Found I need to be n.p.o. from midnight even though my surgery isn't until 2:45 in the afternoon. I suppose they will put in an iv so I don't dehydrate too much. That's a long time without food or water, but I'm sure I will survive. I usually get up at 4 or 5 in the morning and I will try to sleep in. Perhaps stay up until midnight to get that last snack and beverage in and then won't set alarm. I have to admit I am getting a bit nervous about the surgery, but that is only normal. I remember I was well taken care of last time and even though it is a different hospital, I do have the same surgeon and he did an excellent job and made sure all my items needed (support hose, prescriptions, etc) were supplied. I certainly don't look forward to the first couple of walks after surgery nor the PT. As I recall I usually worked up a sweat trying to bend my knee and was reminded to breathe, breathe, breathe..... I think we hold our breath when we are having difficulty.

My mantra for today and the next week: BREATHE IN THROUGH THE NOSE, OUT THROUGH THE MOUTH..... ETC. emoticon

  
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LOOZINITNOW 5/18/2010 10:20PM

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CATLADY52 5/18/2010 12:56PM

    Good luck with the surgery. And just breathe deeply.

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MSWEEZER 5/18/2010 11:24AM

    Yes breathing IS important. Glad you're getting those final details handled and hopefully you can relax a bit. Wishing you a smooth procedure and speedy recovery.

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MSLZZY 5/18/2010 7:40AM

    Got to remember that-just breathe! Good luck! emoticon

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MUSIC66 5/18/2010 7:28AM

    good luck with your surgery . as of today i am on two hospital waiting list at two differant hospitals they are going to do an arthroscopy on my left knee the last one very he sai i will ned both kne replaced sooner or later as he can not no how long it will be that i get relieve from the arthroscopy have not been given a date yet but on a witing list.

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2 days without Lasix; 2 days without allergic skin reaction....

Monday, May 17, 2010

I feel relieved to know why I had burning arms that sent me with a panic attack to the ER. I also had 4 more days of suddenly having my arms, face, neck and who knows what else turn red and itchy. Definitely am calling internist today to get a different diuretic as I most probably am allergic to Lasix. If I don't get a replacement diuretic before Friday (day of knee replacement surgery) I will let the nurses at the hospital know and I will refuse to take Lasix. I plan to register either today or tomorrow at the hospital and will mention this allergy when I do that.

I still have some important business to take care of before my surgery regarding my auto and home insurance and have to fax some items to the insurance company to save a bit on that. Otherwise, I think things are shaping up with my to-do list.

Have a friend coming over to help with some last minute house cleaning before I go away for 2 weeks.

This morning I stripped my bed and started a load of wash at 4:30. Like they say, "There's no rest for the wicked." (Just like to know what I did in a former life that was so wicked.)

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DJS-DEBBIE 5/17/2010 1:19PM

    I am up that early, but also can't run the washer due to DH. Our bedroom shares a wall with the laundry room - the same wall our bed is up against. So I usually Spark instead...

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BIGT_56 5/17/2010 9:02AM

    Whatever it was, I must have been right there with you...hope we had a good time doing it cause I sure am paying in this life!
Maybe you can rest up after the surgery when they give you the good pain meds!
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MARPET44 5/17/2010 7:23AM

    It is better to keep busy then to sit and fret over everything--I am the same way. My house is cleanest when I stress (b etter then grazing). emoticon

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MSLZZY 5/17/2010 7:08AM

    You are getting your house in order and trying to plan ahead. Starting early in the day doesn't mean you are wicked, just acutely aware of a shrinking time frame to get it all done. I'd be the same way, except DH would be unhappy having the washing machine going at that time of the morning. Have a great day and see about a new diuretic.

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MUSIC66 5/17/2010 6:01AM

    good luck with your last minute jobs.

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Slept well last night..good weigh-in this a.m.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Lost 2.6 lb since yesterday morning. I think the gain was partly due to discontinuing diuretic but also watched sodium intake. Feeling rested this a.m. and so will get busy doing some laundry and packing for my hospital and rehab stay. I probably will be away from home 2 weeks. Will have to pack plenty of clean clothes and be sure I have at least 3 pairs of reading glasses. Have to bring my favorite down pillow cause those foam ones just don't curl up right for my neck. I might not have access to my computer the first couple of days so won't be able to check in with spark people right away but as soon as I am able to do it I will be back here...sparking away...

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LIFEISAJOURNEY 5/17/2010 1:25PM

  I'll keep the positive thoughts going for you. May your surgery go well, your spirit find peace, and your new knee be just what you need and want!!!
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Aren't we fortunate that we can get new parts when our old ones wear out?
Looking forward to hearing that you're up and getting ready to dance a jig.


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MUSIC66 5/16/2010 9:01PM

    best of luck.

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DJS-DEBBIE 5/16/2010 2:54PM

    Sounds like everything is moving along nicely.
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    Good luck with the surgery. I'll be thinking of you. emoticon

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GAILRUU 5/16/2010 9:34AM

    I hope your hospital stay goes well.

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MSWEEZER 5/16/2010 8:05AM

    Will be thinking of you and wishing you a speedy recovery!

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MSLZZY 5/16/2010 7:41AM

    Good luck! I'm sure you'll have lots to share when you get back!

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MARPET44 5/16/2010 7:11AM

    B est of luck!~!

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NISA-JOE 5/16/2010 6:37AM

    Congratulations on losing the 2.6 pounds. Good luck! emoticon

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PTCAKES 5/16/2010 6:29AM

    Good luck.

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Not taking Lasix....no rashes today....

Saturday, May 15, 2010

I plan on skipping the Lasix dose again tomorrow and seeing if I have no rash again. It was nice that I didn't have to take Benadryl to get rid of the hot red rash all over my arms, face and neck like I did three times this week at work.

I think this experiment is turning out well and will be calling my internist to report allergic reaction to the Lasix. There were 5 days out of the last approximately 2 weeks where this flushing, itching and uncomfortable feeling occurred and was severe enough that I had to take Benadryl so I would stop itching. I had blamed it on the pollen in the air and in the flowers I had brought to work. I thought it was really strange that I had suddenly become so sensitive to the pollens in flowers. In the past I had only had an anaphylactic response to ingesting bee pollen in a protein drink and in an herbal tea.

  
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POLYANASUNSHINE 5/16/2010 8:12AM

    Sometimes we have to be detectives so we can tell the Docs what is happening in our bodies.

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TEDDYTEDDY 5/16/2010 6:17AM

    Lost 2.6 lb as of this morning after 3 lb gain yesterday. Watching sodium like a hawk. emoticon

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DJS-DEBBIE 5/16/2010 5:48AM

    Sounds like you figured it out! Now to get another diuretic ASAP...

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MUSIC66 5/15/2010 7:06PM

    that great that you found the course of the rashes.

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