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It's Sunday but not ready to sit through a service...

Sunday, June 13, 2010

I cannot sit with my legs hanging down for a whole hour as of yet. So even though I could drive there I don't plan to go to church yet as I might have to get up to move around in the middle of the sermon and that would be considered very rude....or worse yet, during the meditation time.....

I managed to go 10 hours without a pain pill yesterday and drove 10 miles round trip and took my husband and me out for early dinner at Culver's where I had a cod sandwich and a small chocolate cone.

However, we made one top on the way home to buy ice (for my knee) and a lottery ticket (I didn't check to see if I won anything yet) and I was extremely uncomfortable by the time I got home and immediately took a pain pill and iced my knee and elevated my legs.

I definitely am not ready to return to work even half time yet (I have 3 more weeks until then) and so I am in agreement with the doctor that I am not ready for work yet. Today I have been icing the knee and warm packing the upper thigh (a painful spider vein popped up) and generally just taking it easy. I am working up to getting on the recumbent bike and doing a few bed exercises for my legs. I am really Jonesing for a dip in the whirlpool at the gym and that probably will be another 3 weeks before I can do that.

As for driving, the main hangup aside from having my legs down is weaning off the pain meds. I checked with the pharmacist and he said 4 to 6 hours and feeling well and not under the influence would be safe for driving. I do need the pain meds for sleep however and tried to sleep through it when awakened at 3:00 a.m. this morn but broke down and had one and a warm pack on my upper leg. I am getting a bit nervous as my supply is very low....definitely will be running out in a few days even if I take only 2 per day. I will have to risk asking for more and wonder what substitute I'll be offered, if any. emoticon

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MS5835 6/14/2010 10:07AM

    Congrats on your progress so far. You're already driving! Just hang in there. emoticon

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BZYBOYSMOM 6/13/2010 11:50PM

    Baby steps my friend!!

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MUSIC66 6/13/2010 11:24PM

    just take one step at a time.

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DJS-DEBBIE 6/13/2010 4:11PM

    I know you are anxious to get moving, but take it slowly. You need time to fully heal and recuperate.

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MSLZZY 6/13/2010 3:33PM

    Just take it easy and find out if you can get more pain meds. emoticon

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come saturday morning....ain't goin' nowhere

Saturday, June 12, 2010

It's a rainy day ..probably won't be able to walk around the block...humidity is high, also. Will try the recumbent bike a few times for 5 minutes at a time today and do my leg exercises. I was up early today and had breakfast about 5:00 a.m. and went back to sleep for about 3 hours...now I HAVE to get up as I am getting stiff. Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend. emoticon

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MSWEEZER 6/12/2010 7:51PM

    Sounds like you're doing well on your recovery. Congrats!!!

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DJS-DEBBIE 6/12/2010 1:36PM

    You are doing great!

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MSLZZY 6/12/2010 11:28AM

    Rainy here, too. Over 5 1/2 inches this week-sigh! Get better soon! emoticon

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PATTYKLAVER 6/12/2010 10:08AM

    It is hard to excercise when it's rainy and/or humid! Try taking a few five minute time slots to work in a couple excercises. Enjoy your day!

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FITMARY 6/12/2010 9:45AM

    Take it nice and slow! You will get there. You've got what it takes. You've already proved that!

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Not much happening today...

Friday, June 11, 2010

Was released from therapy today and am able to get in and out of car without a problem. Perhaps next week I will be allowed to drive. That would be great. I am not scheduled to go back to work half time for 3 more weeks. I also walked 1/2 mile around my block, though it took about 45 minutes which I think is less than 1 mile per hour. Last week I was only able to get to the corner and back so I am getting stronger. emoticon

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JOYCEMARIE9 6/12/2010 8:01AM

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KARRYB1 6/11/2010 8:43PM

    Sounds like you are on your way back and doing well. emoticon

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Thursday...slower and some new pain in leg...

Thursday, June 10, 2010

After the nurse checked my leg she contacted my surgeon's office and they got me in for ultrasound to rule out blood clot... got in at hospital within an hour (partly due to nurse's strike, as most elective procedures are on hold )....

Good news...no clot....just probably have irritated surface veins..warm pack feels good on it....

taking it easy today...as walking is irritating the thigh pain....

Tomorrow a.m. more therapy.. emoticon

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MSLZZY 6/10/2010 10:55PM

    Every day is one day closer to complete recovery. Hang in there! emoticon

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MUSIC66 6/10/2010 10:23PM

    glad that every thing is ok.

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LOOZINITNOW 6/10/2010 10:13PM

    Glad to hear everything is okay! emoticon

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Wednesday: PT, short session....

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

I can go up and down stairs with a cane (up with the good and down with the bad). Eventually (I was assured) I will be able to walk up and down stairs in a normal fasthion and was told it "will come naturally in a couple of months." My therapist said she plans to "release me from her care on Friday." I am finding my recuperation easier than with my first knee replacement but was hoping to get a little more therapy than this. I guess my range of movement is excellent and my pain level is a bit high yet and at this point I am icing while I am waiting for a belated pain pill to take effect.

Slow and steady wins the race.

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SISSYFEB48 6/10/2010 1:10AM

    You are doing incredibly well! I had my right knee replaced two years ago and I still do not really go up and down stairs normally. The other one needs replacing, but the replacement is always stiff and tight, so I am not rushing the second one. Keep up what you are doing, because it is obviously working well!
Congratulations, and best wishes for a speedy and total recovery. emoticon

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DJS-DEBBIE 6/9/2010 9:34PM

    Wow that therapy time does seem a bit abbreviated!

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MARPET44 6/9/2010 8:45PM

    I just got caught up with your recovery blogs. ou are truly amazing. Keep up the great work. emoticon emoticon

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MUSIC66 6/9/2010 7:07PM

    that great.

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MSLZZY 6/9/2010 5:33PM

    Getting better every day! Great!

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