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Thursday, 1/3--Recovery Day 17


Friday, January 04, 2013

Hi all,

By today, I expected to feel close to being back to normal. I am noticing some extensions in my range of motion, but the pain from falling is not letting up on me. I will see my doctor tomorrow and I am hoping to understand what's up with this lump on my incision site and the soreness.

I keep getting calls from "Claims" at Walmart and I haven't returned one yet. I'll wait until I talk to my doc and then, I'll let them off the hook if he endorses it. I don't think I have ever seen this side od Walmart. I'd sure be foolish to think it was because they were worried about me rather than them being worried about a law suit.

I spent this morning running errands. My husband took the rest of the week off to help me out. I had an appointment with the three teachers I am doing one of my workshops with on Monday to finish our planning. We met at Panera in Davenport which was very hard for me to navigate. Micah had a doctor's appointment and I had to get Marshall into the dentist for an emergency. I had to go have another INR done and the gal who did my blood draw was brutal and hurt me. I was surprised because I have a vein in my right arm that everyone uses all of the time without a problem. She shoved the needle that was too big for me and she either went thrugh the vein or right past it. She continued to dig around until she hit it. Grr, then, of course, the alternator went out on the jeep today. This, of course happened while the other car is in the shop and we are waiting to take the blue car in the shop when it is done. Today was a pain in the behind.

The guys worked together to fix the jeep which is good because I have two doctor appointments and physical therapy in the morning.

Hopefully tomorrow will be a better day and I will have answers to all of my questions. Is there any new damage due to my fall? Will I be able to go to work and do my presentations and work half days to help me manage writing lesson plans for an unknown sub? That would help me a great deal.

I'll let you know too... Thanks for supporting me so much!
Gentle hugs,
Sylvia

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_LINDA 1/5/2013 1:40AM

    It sounded like you forgot to or didn't get your walker locked securely before sitting on it from how you described it -to me some of those things look flimsy with not very good brakes on them.
Hoping you have not damaged your new hip and that he can help with the pain.
Its too bad you can't find a good person to take your blood and use the same one all the time. I am lucky the woman in my health center is really good with a needle -she was using a butterfly to help take my blood when my good arm was out of commission -I too have one good vein only. I loved being on Remicade but sure hated the five or six times they had to try to get an IV going :( Even experienced anesthetists struggle with my veins.
As you haven't been by my blogs, I will have to tell you my page is offline now as I am heading into a extremely busy month and will have very little time to Spark. Also, I am still getting friend adds and can't really deal with any more of that. This also cuts way down on the amount of e-mail I get too. It makes it hard for my friends to make comments to me unfortunately, but they can use my friend feed for that if they wish as I will put a comment out on it every day.
I got your Christmas Card/Newsletter. Very nice, reminded me of the time when my sister used to send out a newsy family letter complete with photos. This was before the internet became big. But now she has no time.
Thinking of you,
{{{gentle hugs}}}
Linda

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DETERMINEDJANET 1/4/2013 1:01PM

    Definitely be careful with Walmart. Good that you are seeing the doctor first, but there is potentially something on the stores floor that sent your walker flying and you're right...it is the lawsuit they are concerned about...not you.

A friend at church had back surgery and he developed a huge lump at his incision. Ended up with a day surgery to drain a cyst that had developed. That could be what you're looking at Sylvia. Glad you have an appointment soon!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 1/4/2013 12:10PM

    I would hesitate before I sign any papers for wal-mart. I hope the doctor can give you some relief.

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