Posted 4/25/2009 7:06 PM (GMT -6)
Hello,everyone. I had my surgery Wednesday. And I got home yesterday. Guess what? The pain in my buttock,back,hip and leg is gone!!! I am so glad. I can walk without limping and looking like my left foot is broken. It is a relief.
My aunt stayed with me the entire time. She got there Wed. am and didn't leave until my husband got there yesterday morning. She was such a wonderful help to me. She did so much. And did it with what I call a happy heart. Today she came over and brought b-bque sandwiches,potato salad and baked beans for my family. She also brought over a potty seat that fits over mine, so I don't have so far to go down. It has made a difference. My niece came over and took my kids for the day. That was sweet too,considering she has triplets!!!
I had the pain pump after surgery. I have never used one before. It didn't take me long to learn. They even had to refill it!! I also had percocet 10. The doctor sent me home with 40 percocet 10. I go next Thurs or Fri for the staples to be removed.
I am walking better,just slow. It is a completely diffferent kind of pain. And it hurts,but the pain meds do help. I finally felt the pain level of 10 when I got home yesterday. I live in a mobile home and I had to go up the steps. And getting out of the car was horrible. By the time I made it to my room I was crying hard. And I hurt too bad to sit. I have been in the bed alot today. It is hard to move. It hurts to sit.I can't seem to get comfortable in the bed.I know this will get better. Just all the things I used to do is such a struggle right now. Although I know it will get better. I am sitting in my recliner now with a couch pillow behind my back. I took a pain pill about 30 min ago. It hurts too bad to reposition myself.
I was told to keep the site dry,no baths or showers. I will go in a few minutes and do the wash rag and soap thing. I have never done that. I don't know what to do about my hair. I guess I'll just keep it back. I've never gone a week without a bath or washing my hair!! Silly and petty I guess.
I am not sure about how much to be up. I know I can't stay in the bed and I don't want to. I have been in my recliner several times today. They said not to be up longer than 2 hours at a time. I know not to bend or twist or reach above my head,not to lift anything or pick anything off the floor. I don't see that being a problem!! I am walking to the bathroom and to the living room-that is about it. I know healing will just take time.
My stomach is extremely swollen. I look pregnant. I am constipated. I am taking stool softners,just hasn't helped yet. Sorry to give that info! My stomach honestly looks like a blown up balloon. They didn't ask me in the hosp. and I didn't tell them. I know it too will be better.
My mom is at my sisters house. She is suposed to come back over tomorrow. She has COPD and our AC is out. She doesn't need to be in the heat.My husband is putting a window unit in our room right now. So I guess I'll go to the couch for a little while. We have a window unit in the kitchen/living room area so it is ok in here for now. He did get the big unit over here today, just don't know when it will be all hooked up.
My husband is doing okay with this. He told me he isn't sleeping(he was asleep everytime I woke up last night) and that he is tired... I am trying not to bother him too much. Longer story I won't go into right now. If I ask for something he does it. I think I am just emotional from hurting and maybe take things wrong. And maybe he is stressed and not taking things right either. He didn't work last week. So we are financially broke. And my account is overdrawn pretty significantly. I don't know how but it will all work out. I won't worry too much about it,today. I have a RX for Leviquin 500mg to be filled. My wbc doubled and they want me on it. It'll all be worked out. My finances aren't my doing. I told my husband how much was in the account beforehand. Anyway he knows what is expected of him and he WILL do it. I think things will work out.
I read the posts that were written the day of my surgery. Thank you all for your thoughts and words of encouragement. I means alot to me. You all are worderful!!! I know I write way too much.sorry. I'll post again soon.