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Just a quick vitals check....

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Hey Sparkers:

Checking in from room 24 in the "knee repacement wing" of the hospital. Everything went great yesterday, Doctor seemed to think he "fixed everything". I had some kind of block put on my knee, and my leg is still a little numb, which is AWESOME, as the less numb it gets, the more it hurts.

I am looking forward to talking with my Dr. this morning, who will be coming by before 7 am.

This graphic above, is only too true. I was woken up four times to "check for vital signs", even though mine had been low, and steady since the surgery. I really got no sleep, which seems to me to be just the anthesis of they would want a patient to do. I talked them into disconnecting some of the tubes running into me at 5 am, so I am much happier about that.

It is an interesting thing to be in a hospital. They don't want you to do anything for yourself, but you have to wait for a long time to get someone to help you. Someone was supposed to help me dress this morning, but was running about a half hour behind. By the time she got to my room, I had taken care of it.. She was actually stunned. I guess you are supposed to sit around and whine. I'm not going to do that, and am going to start exercise today.

My darling Daughter is coming to see me today, because I forgot a couple of things, and she said she wanted to come anyway. THe night belfore last, I talked to her about my "health directive", and her obligations involved with it. We discussed that I wanted NO heroic measures, no food tubes, no breathing tubes, etc. I told her that I had this written down and had signed it and it was in my health packet. It isn't easy to have this discussion, but I thought it was important. She got really worried, thinking I was telling her that something would happen to me. I assured her that the possibilities were very remote, and that I was in great shape to be having this done right now. I think it scared her a bit. That's OK. We all have to realize that we need "health directives" and to prolong someone's life when they are no longer living is atrocious.

I am doing great. This is a nice hospital. I have my own room, and have a view of St. Paul, and at night I can see the Capitol building. Very pretty, and quiet when the machines are not beeping!!

I watched a movie last night, to take my mind off my pain, "The Martian". Love that movie!!

Lots of handsome Doctors have visited, and I am really good with that!!

Every day is one day closer to my fitness goals!!

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

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  • no profile photo CD12068097
    So glad that it is over for you. Yes on to becoming the fitness person inside that can now get out.
    1905 days ago
    So happy everything went well for you, you sound like me, I was up and moving the next day, the nurses were always scolding me lol! So now my friend the healing shall begin.
    1905 days ago
    Glad the surgery went well for you. Yes, the nursing staff in some hospitals, are usually over worked. It's not surprising that you had to do it yourself. Just be careful that you don't hurt yourself.
    1906 days ago
  • no profile photo CD15733790
    Wishing you a speedy recovery!
    1906 days ago
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  • no profile photo JEANNETTE59
    emoticon report Jane, but I would expect no less from you emoticon

    Take care and don't overdo!

    1906 days ago
  • no profile photo CD13354694
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    1906 days ago
    I'm glad your surgery went well, and you are ready want to start exercise - good for you!
    And I totally agree with the health directions. Even if possibilities are remote, it is reassuring to make decisions of ourselves.
    1906 days ago
    Glad the surgery is behind you now. Wishing you a speedy recovery
    1906 days ago
    One day closer to your fitness goals emoticon

    They say positive attitude can speed recovery time, so you will be really racing along! So glad the doctor was pleased with how it went. Sorry the staff are determined not to let anyone sleep! Stay strong and positive - I know you will.
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    1906 days ago
    Glad to hear that things are going well and that you're able to do some things for yourself. Keep recovering!
    1906 days ago
    Enjoy the good looking docs. Do you PT as directed and ice, ice baby.

    I have both knees replaced at the same time 3 years ago. Gave me back my life.
    1906 days ago
    Glad to read surgery went well! Wishing you a quick recovery!
    1906 days ago
  • L*I*T*A*
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    1906 days ago
    Glad to hear it went well. emoticon
    1906 days ago
    Glad to hear you're doing well Jane. I loathe being in hospital so it's lucky for me that I've rarely had to. Wishing you a speedy recovery.
    1906 days ago
    I am so glad you are doing so well, Jane! But not surprised! You are a force!!!
    1906 days ago
    I know, being woken is awful. I hate it, and having BP taken hurts if your BP is high...
    Good job on getting your own show on the road. The more you move about, the quicker your recovery, as you know.

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    1906 days ago
    Hospitals are the worst place to be if "rest" and "sleep" are crucial to getting well. The lights never turn off, carts rolling down the hall clackity-clackity-clack and someone coming in to take your pulse/blood pressure/temperature. Ugh. By the third day I was so exhausted I could barely think! It didn't help me that the dilaudid gave me such terrible hallucinations that I could hardly close my eyes anyway. So I sympathize with you!

    I'm glad you have an advanced healthcare directive, Jane. We do too, although I should probably dig it out because we haven't done anything with it since we moved to the lake.

    Keep healing and give a smile to your wonderful doctor who is going to make it possible for you to dance again! Much love to you on your Day 1!
    1906 days ago
    Jane, I am so happy that your operation went great! This made my day! I am sure the cute doctors atending you must make your eyes shine. They better take good care of you or else I will go there from Azores, Portugal and have a few things to say to the emoticon m! lol...

    You deserve only great things in your life for you are such a special person always helping us and giving courage to us all! Now we are here for you telling you that you are a amazing person and that everyday that goes by will be better and better for you. In no time you will be a healthier and stronger Jane.

    Love, Maria!
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    1906 days ago
    Sounds like you are doing great. I know you are ready to get going but please slow down and do as the Dr. Recommends on activities. Let your knee heel before you start working out. He will give you instructions try to follow them. Be safe. Hugs. .
    1906 days ago
  • JANET552
    I'm glad all has gone well and I have no doubt you will work to have a smooth recovery. LOL about the handsome doctors.

    I remember being woken up in the middle of the night in the hospital after surgery years ago just to be weighed. I still think that is one of the most bizarre events ever.

    Love the vital signs picture. So that's what they're doing. LOL
    1906 days ago
  • MITCHSTA1232
    Keep on recovering! I'm so glad everything will be fixed!
    1906 days ago
  • no profile photo ELRIDDICK
    Thanks for sharing
    1906 days ago
  • HOOTIE02
    Glad you are doing well. I have my knee surgery in a couple of weeks. emoticon
    1906 days ago
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