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Post-Surgery Blog

Friday, September 23, 2016

Today is Friday and it has been a long 3 days since surgery. We were at the hospital before 7 a.m. and was told surgery would be at 12. Ok, that is fine. I finally got to surgery about 1:15 p.m. That was ok with me. I did talk to the sleeping dr. (can't spell right name) and he assured me he would give me nausea meds so I would definitely not be sick--he lied. Dr. Mark said I would be able to go home Tuesday and drive Wednesday--he lied. First I was nauseated almost all Tuesday night, did not get to a room until after 6 p.m. because I was so sick (I wondered how I could since I had not had anything by mouth since about 9 p.m. Monday night) and even Wednesday had trouble standing any length of time without getting light headed and nauseated again. I did get to come home Wednesday afternoon and did ok riding in the car. But once home, I was ok sitting up but again, not long standing. I did get a bath--about 2 minutes but the water felt good. Donna put a dry bandage on and to bed I went.

Now I am through whining and moaning. I know I am better and the surgery was a success because my legs do not have the sharp pain they did have. I would be ok if I had been told up front the surgery--no matter how minor--was painful. I took Dr. Mark at his word--hardly any down time. I thought it would be like my foot surgeries--do like you are told and not hit the site and all would be well. LOL

I am not a good patient--am a much better care-giver. I will just try to pull up my "big-girl" panties and keep on keeping on. Exercise is not a thing on my list right now. I am really enjoying doing a log roll to get out of bed.

Thanks for all the good wishes, prayers, and good thoughts. I know it would have been a 100 times worse without them. Love y'all and keep praying.

((HUGS)) Linda Kay
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    So happy the pain in your legs is gone. I hope you get to feeling much better. Will say a prayer for a speedy recovery.
    1717 days ago
    I am glad the sharp pain in your legs is gone, but sorry to hear that recovery is more painful than you had been led to believe. Thinking of you.
    1725 days ago
  • DEE107
    glad you are not doing as well as the doctor said hugs get well
    1726 days ago
    You are home and that's good. I am glad there's no pain in your legs. Sorry you had the weakness and nausea. Good girl!! emoticon emoticon
    1726 days ago
    That is such a sad thing as they have meds they can give, glad you are home. That is the place to be :), thanks for taking the time to let us know how you are. Hugs and prayers.
    1726 days ago
  • no profile photo CD4114015
    Prayers always work! Praising the Lord for the outcome! And future outcomes to ALL things for you you have had enough this year!

    emoticon and much LOVE from MI
    1726 days ago
    YAY! for the surgery being a success. Praying the next few days pass quickly and this painful period will only be a bad memory.

    1726 days ago
    Glad to hear the surgery was a success and that you notice a difference. My experience is to always say 'times 2.5' when a doctor talks about recovery time! Hang in there! emoticon
    1726 days ago
    Glad to hear you're home hun, you take care and don't attempt anything too soon.
    1726 days ago
  • STONE815
    emoticon Don't try to do to much at a time. Take care of you and let things heal. Enjoy being waited on - it's your turn. Keep us posted on progress. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1726 days ago
    You are so strong and brave. You have determination and the will to recover nicely. Don't worry about exercise right now, except for getting out of bed and getting to the bathroom and kitchen.

    I enjoyed your blog and thank you for sharing.. You are so right, things are not always the way we are told they would be. It is what it is...

    Prayers for continued success in your recovery.
    1726 days ago
    emoticon emoticon Praying for you.
    1726 days ago

    Ever so thankful !!
    I have been looking for this blog for what seems like forever .......
    Sorry things did not go smoother...
    but very glad you are feeling better as a result of the surgery
    and, very glad you are on the mend...
    Will continue to keep you in my prayers
    Lots of emoticon on their way, TOO !!

    1726 days ago
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