I went to therapy. I got advice from therapist and Dr about going to my uncle's funeral. And I called and told the family I'm sorry I can't come, but this soon after major surgery it would be too hard on my recovery. They understand.
So I o... Read more
So Very Sad
I found out earlier today that my uncle passed away. He's had poor health for as long as I can remember, but has been holding his own and doing fairly well for quite some time. He was a rock for us when my Daddy died 2 years ago. He has always b... Read more
Happy New Year!
One way or another, it is going to be better this year. Pray more, weigh less. Exercise more-AFTER the leg heals.
I had a better night. The new meds are lower dose (which when I had the last surgery and asked for this dose, I was told he di... Read more
Praying for a better new year...
This one is not ending well. I had to go to the hospital today for bloodwork, so went for weight and bp check and to see what can be done about pain meds since I was already there.
I am up 3 pounds. No big deal. My leg is swelled so much i... Read more
It's been such a long day
I can't tell if I am feeling better or worse or the same. I have therapy at 9 in the morning, so I need to be going to sleep soon. It's almost 10 now. I couldn't remember if I toook my pain pill when it was due last time, so instead of risking a... Read more
Time goes so slow
When you're recovering from something. I apologize for being whiney, but it's my blog and mainly for me. If it helps me to vent here, so be it. I didn't manage more than 3 hours of sleep at a time still. My muscles still feel like I'm being pull... Read more
Yay for weekends!
No therapy! Other than my home exercises. Doing those. Managing fairly well. Hubs has to put me in the cpm and he likes it even less than I do (he can't stand seeing me in pain) so he just ignores me when I say it's time to do it. Then I have to... Read more
Through the first night and day home. And through the first therapy session. Barely. And 3 going on 4 sessions in the torture machine. The therapist said there is nothing wrong with setting it within my pain tolerance and slowly increasing it. M... Read more
I will survive this one way or another.
I made it pretty dang clear that I was not happy about that cpm and it being set so high last night.
When Dr came in we were discussing it, and he said he was the one who ordered it (I had been questioning it, I suspected it was that therap... Read more
CPM Right up there with Windows 8
Meaning they both really stink. They put me in a CPM for an hour this afternoon and I honestly thought I was going to die. It hurt SO bad, I laid there in tears. Hubs went and got my nurse and she brought ice packs and morphine. Thank God. Then ... Read more
What the? Already up.
Had to go potty, so didn't really have a choice. Not very steady on my feet this morning with the Ambien. I'm probably going to curl up and go back to sleep.
Since I was up, I changed into my santa jammies, they brought me my morning pain ... Read more
Vastly different this time
I'm not sure if I'm in this much more pain, or just that I'm being smarter and using pain meds more often. The pain seems to be a different kind, which I'm being told is normal.
I've been up for three walks. Down for 4 naps, up for all 3 m... Read more
I'm having a surprisingly good day. Some rough spots, needing some extra pain control. But overall, doing pretty good.
The occupational therapist said she's not going to bother coming back. It's a waste of her time and mine because I can d... Read more
Surgery is already done!
I am awake, in my room, drinking sips of water, and annoyed because Dr forgot to leave the order to let me out of bed and take the catheter out!
Had some nausea issues earlier, but getting off the oxygen helped. The smell from the tubing wa... Read more
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Tomorrow's finally almost here!
And by this time tomorrow I will be in incredible pain, wondering what the heck I was thinking, and nagging the nurses to get me out of bed. At least that's the plan. I'm hoping it goes as well as the first one.
I'm pretty achy and stiff be... Read more