I'm not sure if we do this on purpose, but my 15 year old son and I seem to have a talent for making each other nuts. Today I was driving him crazy by asking him what he was doing-not really wanting or needing anything-but he immediately jumped ... Read more
long weekend away from therapy
Sounds good, but probably isn't. I keep getting frustrated because other people at therapy were doing better than I was i.e. have more range of motion already or are walking more "normally", but they were-are all smaller, in better shape to star... Read more
Small steps-a few more
Therapy today was rough. I felt like I did more, but the measurements were circling the drain. I had Dr. lower the dose on my pain meds yesterday and I seem to be tolerating the pain, but the muscle tightness is still annoying the heck out of me... Read more
New knee joint, same old muscles
As I sit here icing my uncooperative muscles, I realize this is going to take longer than I had hoped or planned. The new bones are working great, no grinding, no screaming pain with every step, my kneecap stays where it belongs, its fabulous! T... Read more
It feels like its taking forever, but I made 81 degrees of bend already. I'm having trouble remembering to take pain meds because it doesn't hurt-until it HURTS!! Then it takes forever for them to work because-my silly butt didn't keep the level... Read more
Therapy-thank goodness I'm done for today
I worked hard today. And I talked to the therapist about why I am in so much pain. The quad muscle is causing me more pain than the incision or the new parts! I have to slowly work the spasms out of the muscle and let it recover from the trauma ... Read more
Scale is back up, but it wont get me down!
While I was at the clinic, I decided to do a weight check. I can't balance my weight well enough yet to use the scale at home, so it seemed like a good idea. The scale read 310.7 which had me a little down on myself, then I realized I have on fu... Read more
This is the day the Lord has made
Last Sunday I was stressed and afraid before my surgery. Today, I am thankful that I found this website before I went. I am learning to be ok with myself as I am and to celebrate the small things. And to defend myself and the little advances I ... Read more
Getting there :-)
I can't say its fun, but I am making progress. I tried getting on the scale, and I can stand well enough, but I can't distribute my weight evenly enough for it to work. Three tries and I got "E" all three times :( oh well. That's not the importa... Read more
First full day home
And it is not going mush better than yesterday. I have pretty much given up on the people who kept telling me before the surgery not to worry about the things that weren't getting done, that they would take care of them before I got home or when... Read more
Thank God for supportive SparkPeople!
I wasn't sure my earlier blog was the right thing to do while I was doing it, but I was praying it would be. And it was. Some wonderful people took time from their day to help lift my spirits and give me the positive support I desperately needed... Read more
A smack from reality
I saw a sign the other day that I really should have kept in mind for the hospital "Not everyone who smiles at you is your friend"
I was talking to someone here about the changes I am trying to make and was pretty much told that the small s... Read more
Already up for the day I'm hoping we get the pain meds balanced better today. I managed several steps wit... Read more
It was a very long day. The nursing staff kept telling me how well I was doing. Then I had visitors open the blinds without warning me and let bright sunlight right in my face. Instant migraine, immediate nausea+vomiting. Right as I was reaching... Read more
Thank goodness for pain meds!
I have decided I like percocet for pain management. I don't want to be on it for long, but it works! When I posted last, I had tried moving myself and had put myself in major pain. I'm going to be paying more attention and taking more pain medi... Read more
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