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Got food poisoning and spent 4 hours in ER on Sunday...

Monday, June 28, 2010

Today is Monday and I have spent most of the last 28 hours in bed...

I ate a salad with leaf lettuce and strawberries from the church food shelf and I thought they tasted okay but did notice a few were a bit mushy. I picked them over and thought they were okay. Apparently they were not okay. I was up all Sunday morning starting at 2:30 and finally called ER and asked what I should do and they told me "because of my age, not that you are old" I should get checked out. I sat in waiting room 2 hours and another 2 hours in exam room before being seen and was given Zofran for nausea (which worked) and told to go on clear liquids for a day or two and come back if I got sicker. I still am not up to par and am just starting some solid foods cautiously.

I have gotten food from this church before and never had gotten sick before but I don't think I will want "fresh" produce from them again. The packaged bread is the safest thing they hand out and I did get a good month's supply of that. I will also avoid anything that should be refrigerated and so got some low cal cream cheese that will be thrown out, also.

I have had food poisoning before in my life and it is not a very pleasant thing. I hope no one else got sick from the strawberries.

I am hoping to get a few minutes of exercises this evening as I am feeling better and I don't want to backslide on my progress. I have PT tomorrow afternoon and I will have to report I had close to 2 days of inactivity due to this sickness. emoticon emoticon

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LAVENDERLILY 6/29/2010 7:45AM

    emoticonFeel better! The nausea with food poisoning is the worst! The fitness regime can wait until you recover. Get your strength back and ease into your program slowly.

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PATTYKLAVER 6/28/2010 9:36PM

    I'm hoping for a speedy recovery.

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HOPE2BE 6/28/2010 7:08PM

    I hope you feel better soon. I too have had food poisoning and know its not pleasant.

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TRIGFROST 6/28/2010 6:33PM

    Once I think , I was sick from the food at a Resturant.
I had diarahea 17 times...i understand just a little of what you did go though---but nothing as bad as Yourself... emoticon take care of yourself emoticon

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REDHATLADY9 6/28/2010 6:30PM

    Dang hope you feel better

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I overdid a bit today...

Saturday, June 26, 2010

I went out with a friend and went to a food shelf and out for lunch and 1 garage sale. I was gone for 5 hours and by the time I got home I was in severe discomfort. I tried napping this afternoon but I guess I will have to ice some more and take pain pill as my knees are swollen and I can't get comfortable no matter what position I sit or lie in. Being upright for that long of a time without being able to elevate my legs is something I am just not used to yet. This coming Thursday I will have a follow-up visit with my surgeon and he might send me back to work half time on Friday or the following Tuesday after the 4th of July. I hope sitting at my desk 4 hours isn't that painful by then.

After dinner I will try to do a few exercises and even do the recumbent bike for 10 minutes or so. I don't think I will walk to the end of the block today as we are having more storm warnings like last night (it is supposed to be not as strong as a storm today as last night).

Hopefully tomorrow I will be able to do my exercises early in the day and I won't overdo. emoticon

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MSLZZY 6/27/2010 11:13PM

    Take care not to overdo it! emoticon

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CARRAND 6/26/2010 8:36PM

    Take care of yourself. It's good to exercise, but don't overdo it.

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DJS-DEBBIE 6/26/2010 6:40PM

    Take it easy on that knee! I am sure you are anxious to get back up to speed but you sure don't need a setback now.

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Tried to go to bed early but storm was disturbing...

Friday, June 25, 2010

I was almost asleep when I heard the storm siren go off and right after that the satellite t.v. went off. We went into the basement and couldn't get our "emergency radio" to work. Water started pouring in the window wells in the basement and we decided to go back upstairs. Flash floods on highways and in basements occurred. Ours was minor, thank goodness.

I got a bit concerned as my husband had a temper tantrum when the water came in the basement and I tried to get him to calm down. After we went upstairs and realized the storm was over, he was able to relax and go to bed. I am still a bit wound up and decided to spark. Our hail was so small it all melted before I had a chance to go see it. Not very far away (10 miles?) there was hail 4 to 5 inches across.

Phewwww emoticon

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LINDAGRAVEL 6/26/2010 9:10PM

    Take care of yourself.Please don't overdue,w don't want to go backwards my friend.

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CARRAND 6/26/2010 8:37PM

    I'm glad you are OK. I hate summer storms.

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SHERYLP461 6/26/2010 12:57PM

    Glad everything turned out ok, I hate it when the sirens go off, but I love a good thunderstorm, especially here in the mountains it echos forever.

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CYCLINGSANDY 6/25/2010 11:08PM

    I am thankful that you are safe! What a heart revving time!

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MUSIC66 6/25/2010 10:56PM

    glad you are ok after the storm.

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LINDAGRAVEL 6/25/2010 10:44PM

    So glad you guys are okay.Try to have a wonderful weekend. emoticon

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DIAMORROW1 6/25/2010 10:33PM

    I hate storms too. I cant sleep and my husband can just snore the whole time. Drives me crazy. I just try to not freak out but dh is just toooo calm
Glad you could get back to bed.

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trying to guage amount to exercise....

Thursday, June 24, 2010

This is apparently a balancing act that I don't know how to do yet but I am working on it. emoticon

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LINDAGRAVEL 6/24/2010 9:30PM

    Just take baby steps,you will know when you have had enough emoticon emoticon

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I am my own health advocate...more PT, please and thank you!!!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

I felt that I have lost ground in recovery due to increase pain and trouble sleeping. I decided to ask for more physical therapy and got drs office to fax (they wanted to mail) prescription yesterday and have already gotten my evaluation for today (this afternoon). I am thrilled. I feel I got short-changed on my therapy as compared to last year when I had my other knee replacement. The main problem right now is increased pain and trouble sleeping due to the pain. I was able to go around the block (1/2 mile) daily until a few days ago when that caused great aggravation of the pain and so I spent a lot of time icing and resting. I woke up at 3:00 a.m. today and never got back to sleep.

I have been up 2 hours now and have done some light work in the kitchen straightening up and decided to "spark" while having my breakfast.

I hope the therapy helps get my pain under control and helps me get more strength in the operated knee and surrounding muscles.

I am so anxious to get back to pool exercises and that isn't for about 10 more days. I know that will be helpful and I think the 1:1 therapy at the Sister Kenny Institute will be helpful as they have excellent people there. emoticon


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CARRAND 6/26/2010 8:39PM

    You can look forward to the pool exercises. That will be so nice, and I know you enjoy them.

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LINDAGRAVEL 6/23/2010 9:55PM

    Good for you being your own advocate.Just be careful not to overdue. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MSLZZY 6/23/2010 9:46PM

    Too bad your therapy seems to be less than what you expected. Keep at it and asking for more instead of less is probably unusual! Good luck! emoticon

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ALASKASKY 6/23/2010 5:47PM

    Sorry to hear you're in such pain. i hope you get the treatment you need so that you can feel better.


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MOTHER-NATURE 6/23/2010 4:17PM

    I know all to well about pain as I am going through it right now with my knee also ... I go for an MRI on Monday to hopefully find out what's causing the pain ... wishing you all the best in your healing process.



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BZYBOYSMOM 6/23/2010 9:24AM

    Hang in there and good for you for insisting on more PT and the fax! Snail mail are they nuts? My Dad had knee replacement 8 weeks ago and was up dancing at my brothers wedding on Saturday. Amazing, how ever he is putting off having the other one done for now! Praying you feel better fast with more pt!

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PATTYKLAVER 6/23/2010 8:46AM

    I know how hard the healing process is. You sound like you are listening to your own body, and that's great. You are doing great at being your own advocate. I wish you the best in your recovery.

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ANNIE924 6/23/2010 7:14AM

    Good for you for being your own advocate. Hope you have a pain free day. emoticon

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MUSIC66 6/23/2010 7:00AM

    hope the exstra pt helps.

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