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Post Op Day 3

Sunday, July 21, 2019

I ate exceptionally well today until I got warm (it was hot and humid until about 4pm today.). When I got warm, my fingers, hand, wrist and arm swelled. This pressed on all of those nerves that were disturbed during surgery (and there were about 5 of them). My hand felt like I was sticking my fingers in an electrical socket. Then the throbbing started. I reverted to past pain coping behavior and ate half a bag of M&Ms. Did the candy help? At the time I felt like it actually did because it was like blowing the lid off a pressure cooker. I wanted to crawl out of my skin! I had heard that there might be a few days when the pain would be intense. I was doing so well that I think I failed to use good pain monitoring skills. I do have medication for the pain but I’m trying to be very conservative about it’s use. I am rethinking my pain management plan. I don’t want to run out of pain medication but on the other hand it was prescribed for a reason. Letting pain get out of control is very hard on the body. Tomorrow, I will do a better job of pain control.
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  • L*I*T*A*
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  • JEANKNEE
    Pain management is important. Hope you're feeling better today and wish you the best moving forward.
    210 days ago
  • GABY1948
    Smart girl....yes pain meds are prescribed for a reason but WE have to watch for ourselves. I never want to be another statistic in the states of an addict for sure. You are a smart lady and I know you know what to do...look how long you have been going through various things. Blessings and love to you!!!
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    210 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    DEFINITELY, I fought the fight w/pain meds when I had my knee replaced and learned . . . keep up w/the pain. Once it gets out of hand it is a bugger to get back under control. Hope it's feeling a bit better now.

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    210 days ago
  • CARLOSLAKELAND
    Praying for you a speedy recovery. Each day it will get better. I've had 6 joint surgeries. I feel your pain. Praying and pain pills got me through it. God bless
    210 days ago
  • RASPBERRY56
    I understand your conservative approach (I think twice before even taking a Tylenol - I get it) - but sometimes you just gotta do what you gotta do to keep some semblance of comfort (especially in hot weather)……

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    210 days ago
  • SNUZYQ2
    It's best to use the meds as they were prescribed to you. I'm so sorry for your pain. Take care of yourself now...rest....ice....elevation. The pain and swelling should diminish with each passing day so there's some light at the end of this tunnel. Take care, friend! emoticon
    210 days ago
  • LIVINGLOVINLIFE
    By all means take your pain meds .....at least for 24-48 hrs. Use heat and ice for pain too. Keep your arm elevated. Hoping the pain and swelling goes down. That swelling is what starts all that pain. I feel it.
    210 days ago
  • ZRIE014
    thanks
    210 days ago
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