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Today was a sleepy day and am a bit down...
Sunday, June 06, 2010      8 comments

I know it is normal to have a recovery graph which does not go up constantly and today was one of those days I felt I back-slid....didn't move around much and slept a lot. Forgot to take pain medicine for 12 hours and am still waiting for 2 pil... Read more
Still recovering...each day a little better
Friday, June 04, 2010      7 comments

Blood pressure 120/70, etc.... wound healing well... etc etc...nurse visit was very positive. She will take INR again next Monday and one more time next week and then I should be off blood thinner (Coumadin) shortly after that. My legs are st... Read more
PT eval today went well...
Thursday, June 03, 2010      10 comments

The therapist felt 3 sessions next week and perhaps 1 the next week will be enough therapy. Since this is my second knee replacement I think I agree but time will tell. Hopefully, I will be able to drive in about 2 weeks. I am scheduled to re... Read more
staples out & real shower & shampoo today
Tuesday, June 01, 2010      9 comments

progressing on time w/o complications.... I start home PT tomorrow.... emoticon... Read more
I got spoiled in rehabbbb......
Monday, May 31, 2010      10 comments

this morning my husband brought me breakfast in the living room. It hurts to sit up in a chair with my legs down very long..I get up and walk around a lot and try different positions. DH just brought me a second bag of ice for knee a... Read more
Finally back home with internet service....
Sunday, May 30, 2010      11 comments

I was in rehab from last Monday until today (Sunday) so it was only 6 days and I am home. I had only one complaint about the rehab facility....they didn't have wifi. So I have not Sparked since last Sunday or Monday. My sense of time ha... Read more
the fog is lifting...
Monday, May 24, 2010      5 comments

I noticed my blog this a.m. had a few errors regarding which day I was talking about.....My memory is getting better. Apparently the memory problem is due to anesthesia and narcotics (love those narcotics). I was having the severe pain and pro... Read more
Yesterday was not a good day...
Monday, May 24, 2010      13 comments

The pain block in my leg was discontinued today and I had a lot of pain...also had upset stomach and oxygen saturations were lower than usual. I spent a lot of time in bed and getting up is painful. I hope today is a better day. PT went well ... Read more
I thought I remembered, but I didn't
Saturday, May 22, 2010      8 comments

It hurts a lot more than I remembered. I think I progressed faster last time...I don't remember it hurting this much..stiff upper lip.....I know I will get better soon....gotta work hard at rehab... Last night I didn't sleep more than an h... Read more
Today's the day...knee replacement....
Friday, May 21, 2010      12 comments

I am thirsty already and it is only 6:00 a.m. and wishing I could have coffee, too. I still have to pack my bag and make sure I have all the things ready that I need to take with me to the hospital. My friend who is driving me will bring m... Read more
slept in until 5:30 a.m., tomorrow hopefully until 9:00 a.m.
Thursday, May 20, 2010      5 comments

Changing my sleep schedule. Last time had the other knee done was always up at my usual 4 to 5:00 a.m. walking the halls and trying to find COFFEEEEE... If I change my sleep schedule it should help with that problem, I hope. I also might have ... Read more
Last day at work before LOA
Wednesday, May 19, 2010      6 comments

NOW I am getting excited. I can go swimming one more time before my leave at the therapy pool. I really need to do this as yesterday I did not clock any exercise time and my legs are aching. I am up early enough to have a short spin on the re... Read more
A great day...
Tuesday, May 18, 2010      5 comments

I am getting the last minute things done. Found I need to be n.p.o. from midnight even though my surgery isn't until 2:45 in the afternoon. I suppose they will put in an iv so I don't dehydrate too much. That's a long time without food or wat... Read more
2 days without Lasix; 2 days without allergic skin reaction....
Monday, May 17, 2010      5 comments

I feel relieved to know why I had burning arms that sent me with a panic attack to the ER. I also had 4 more days of suddenly having my arms, face, neck and who knows what else turn red and itchy. Definitely am calling internist today to get a... Read more
Slept well last night..good weigh-in this a.m.
Sunday, May 16, 2010      10 comments

Lost 2.6 lb since yesterday morning. I think the gain was partly due to discontinuing diuretic but also watched sodium intake. Feeling rested this a.m. and so will get busy doing some laundry and packing for my hospital and rehab stay. I prob... Read more

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