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Tuesday, 1/1 Recovery Day 15-Happy New Year!

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Hi all,

Yesterday was tough. I'm not over this fall and when I went to my scheduled Physical therapy appointment, the therapist was concerned too. He brought in a colleague to check as well and they decided to do massage to try and break up the big knot on my incision site and then to ice me down good rather than work my hip out. the PT was astounded to see me walk in because I was not bearing any weight or doing any of the good things he saw me doing on Thursday.

They had me call my ortho (who I knew was out of town until Wednesday.) I didn't know their big office was closing at 11 yesterday and of course, I had therapy at 10, so they couldn't help me much. I asked them what to look out for and what I should do for myself. (I guess that I haven't explained the high level of pain I have had non-stop since I had my accident. I have a big knot on the incision that still has the hospital bandage. Walking is painful in every way.) My ortho's nurse was amazed that the folks in the ER hadn't undressed my incision and looked at it. She recommended that I use ice, take it easy and that I remember that the ER doesn't close and if need be, I go back. I had my coumadin put on hold last Friday because the level was too high and she said that that was probably a good thing. I will get a call from them on Wednesday morning to let me know if the doctor wants to see me early--his current schedule is loaded and frozen unless he directly changes anything. I have an appointment on Friday morning with him. Personally, I am barely functioning due to pain right now. It is relentless and unlike my post-op pain. It is a nauseating kind of pain that I cannot find a way to sit or lie or move to be a bit comfortable. Anyway, my ortho will be able to get the x-rays from the hospital and as my PT mentioned, be able to look for anything that he needs to see which might be different than what the ER doc was looking for.

Anyway, I am not having a good time. We usually go out on New Year's Eve for a family date and this year, we debated and debated until I finally told them we could still go bowling and I would watch rather than play. We had continued problems with deciding on a restaurant for dinner and again, we intervened with pizza and appetizers. I wish I could have stayed at home but I didn't want to ruin the family party. We did come home early and end the night earlier than usual. We had a lot of fun and the kids got along really well. Marshall was at work and Mason was with his friends, but the rest of us were together.

I am trying to manage things as they are right now and will wait until I hear from my doc tomorrow. I have plans to go to school and direct my husband to take down the Christmas tree and holiday decorations and to write lesson plans. Those plans may change.

I will do only what makes sense and makes me feel better until I am told to do anything else.

I'll keep you informed. I sure hope that lousy fall didn't cause anything to set me back.

Have a happy New Year!!
Gentle hugs,
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    I hopee you can see your doctor and get some help soon.
    1693 days ago
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    What was with the ER team?!?!? emoticon And over a holiday naturally. I hope you can get a follow-up soon! Keeping paws crossed here!
    1694 days ago
  • _LINDA
    This sounds really bad Sylvia :(( And of course it happened at holiday time when offices are closed :(( You may just have to go back to the ER. That may have also been foolish of you to go with your family on this outing. It was nice to be so concerned for your family's happiness, but you must also take care of your own needs too.
    Please take better care of yourself and if you feel a fever or hot around the incision, go back to the ER immediately.
    {{{gentle hugs}}}
    1694 days ago
    So sorry that this fall has caused so much more pain and questions on your recovery. Hugs !!!!
    1694 days ago
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