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ocean1
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   Posted 5/28/2008 6:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi All.
 
I went for my first postop followup after the bilateral foot surgery last Friday.  He said all looks good and will see me in 2 weeks to take out the sutures.  I'm still in a cast on the left foot and band-aid and surgical shoe on the right foot.
 
I'm back home at my apartment tonight and for some reason it doesn't "feel" right.  I don't know that if it's from the reality of the surgery setting in or moving home from staying with Mom and Dad for the last 5 days.  It just feels somehow "downer", "wrong", just an odd feeling that has my anxiety level way up.  Could I have gotten used to being with Mom and Dad and it's lonely here (usually I love my apartment and being here)?  I just can't seem to put a feeling to what is inside me.  Is there such a thing as "locational" anxiety?  Like I was feeling "safe" at Mom and Dad's and now home I don't?  Does that make any sense at all?  Usually my apartment is my sanctuary, my "safe" haven.
 
Anyway, just wanted to check in and say Hi and I'm home and will be reading lots the next few weeks.  The doctor moved my return to work date back from June 11th to now not going back until June 19th.  Sounds good in theory but in reality since I can't really walk too much and am pretty much stuck, it doesn't sound as good as it did a week ago.  Could be a L-O-N-G three weeks.
 
Thanks for listening.  Gonna go put some ice on my feet and take a pain pill.
Diane
Thou shalt smile and have a nice day.  It frustrates those who have other plans for thee.
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nervymeg
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   Posted 5/28/2008 6:52 PM (GMT -7)   

Dianne, congrats on getting through the surgery, it is so wonderful to have you back yeah and on the mend.  I can empathise with feeling lonely after being with your family..even if your apartment is your sanctuary it may feel wierd after being looked after somewhere else for the last while.  It's nice to know someone is just in the next room after an event like surgery.

I would reccomend lots of distraction for you..precription: books, DVD's, chocolate and plently of patting yourself on the back.  You have done wonderfully well and you deserve to be proud.  Swing by our poker game and pick up your chips okay? If you get lonely or bored then your HW family will be here to listen so keep us updated now :-)


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ocean1
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   Posted 5/28/2008 7:01 PM (GMT -7)   

Nervymeg:

How brilliant are you!!!!!!  That is kinda exactly what I was trying to explain.  My comfort zone is gone and now I am on my own (even though I know everyone is but a phone call and a few minutes away only).  I will have to recreate my own comfort zone in my sanctuary here at home again.  It will take a period of adjustment I guess.  Thanks for all you do and for the kind words.  I have a puzzle and word finds and thankfully my laptop and you all.  I'll probably be on here all hours of day and night.


Diane
Thou shalt smile and have a nice day.  It frustrates those who have other plans for thee.
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Anxiety 2007; IBS 2004; Chronic Hives 2002.
Medications:  Allegra, Zantac, Xanax, Darvocet.


jordaNZone
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   Posted 5/28/2008 11:53 PM (GMT -7)   

Congrats Dianne..surgery of any kind is scarey stuff..you have done really well :-) Meg has given you all the advice and comfort you need. Keep us posted.

Sista J.


 
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nervymeg
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   Posted 5/29/2008 12:27 AM (GMT -7)   

Diane, puzzles, excellent! I love them, keep yourself busy and call all your friends and family and bug them, it's your right tongue

Of course keep posting to your HW family and let us know how you are going, I hope home feels like home again soon.  How is the foot feeling now??


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stkitt
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   Posted 5/29/2008 6:47 AM (GMT -7)   

Diane,

Welcome home hun and yes you probably did get "used" to having Mom and Dad around and you felt secure having someone with you post-op and now your on your own........but hey you got us. cool Maybe I can give you a few smiles to start your day..........hey I crack myself up so I hope you like these.  scool
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