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Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 6/6/2011 4:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Good Luck Betsey!

Today is your day! We wish you the best, and hope all goes well. May you have a speedy recovery as well!

We will be right here waiting for you, when you get back! wink


Take care!

SE wink
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Post Edited (Screaming Eagle) : 6/6/2011 11:24:37 AM (GMT-6)


Chartreux
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   Posted 6/6/2011 10:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Betsey,
Many well wishes and prayers for a speedy recovery...
will be thinking of you in hopes for a great outcome...
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MsBunky
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   Posted 6/6/2011 11:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Good luck Betsey! I hope everything goes better than expected, and that you have a quick and complete recovery, with excellent results. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers

{{{{{ Betsey }}}}}

You've been hugged!

Pam
DX: Fibromyalgia, Severe Myofascial Pain, Osteoarthritis in ALL my joints, Chronic Pelvic Pain, Surgical Adhesions, IBS, IC-PBS, Carpal Tunnel (both wrists), FAI, Type 2 Diabetes, Reynauds, Visual Migraines, Drug Related Hot Flashes, Hard Start for IV's, Unable to vomit due to surgery.

Meds: Oxycontin, Tramadol, Tramacet, Cymbalta, Cesamet, Flexeril

Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 6/6/2011 12:59 PM (GMT -6)   
 
 
          Good afternoon Family! wink
 
               I'm thrilled to report good news on our "Betsey Ross" yeah
 
      While it is hard at times, to tell someone's demeanor with texting and emails, ... I had the privilege to speak with her by phone a few minuets ago, and much to my surprise, she was full of life, and had a giggle or two while she updated me on the her "Post-OP" surgery report.
 
       The surgery took about an hour, and was started at 9am this morning. They removed the metal plates around the "Tiba" area, and said that the surgeon, noted that the tissue around the metal plates looked poor and they figure she was allergic to them. It seems like it was a good call to remove it! (they bagged them, and let her keep it for sentimental sake) shocked  
 
    Betsey said she was a 9 on the pain scale when she went in this morning, and now,... is already at a 5, with the help of oral pain med's (Percocet & Dilaudid)...no pump is was needed after the surgery. No cathater was needed either. (always a plus) wink
 
         I asked her how she thought her overall care was so far, and she had absolutely no complaints! (Another Plus) wink     
 
            To tell you the truth, she really surprised me, with how well she sounded on the phone. She sounded,... what we called on the farm "Bright-Eyed & Bushy-Tailed" ........full of energy raring to go!..........full of giggles and laughter! yeah
 
         At the moment, ...the plan is to spend the evening at the hospital, to make sure all is well, and then she should be released sometime tomorrow. (maybe by noon) I really do expect her to post here tomorrow, if she keeps doing so well.
 
           As far as a "caregiver" it looks like she will have one as soon as she gets home,  and they will be checking in on her all this week. So...that is good news,... as she had been plenty worried about it.
 
            Betsey....says she appreciates all the prayers, and well wishes from her family of members here! I can tell you from personal experience, this is so welcomed, and appreciated by anyone who goes through a surgery. It's a wonderful surprise to see CP members post their "Well Wishes"....so post if you can please! It makes for some good reading as one recovers. wink  
 
      So with that!....I think we can "Congratulate" her on a successful surgery!...and pray that her recovery is a quick one! Long term hopes.... are that this will reduce, her overall pain, and she can live her life with a better quality than she has had so far.
 
           I will update, as soon as I hear anymore, or if something changes.
 
               Betsey...prayers for you!...and we hope you have a wonderful  and speedy recovery!
 
    *´¨)
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(¸.•´ (¸.•`      SE wink
       
 
    
              
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Post Edited (Screaming Eagle) : 6/6/2011 12:41:32 PM (GMT-6)


grandmaroses
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   Posted 6/6/2011 1:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for the update SE.

I have been reading the posts and I know she was so very worried about everything in general so I added her into my prayers as well. I'm so glad the surgery is over and she sounds so positive. Hopefully everything keeps going so well , wishing Betsy a speedy recovery.

Take care
Rose
Take care
Rose



Insulin Dependant Diabetic, Fibromyalgia, Gerd, IBS, Sleep Apnea, COPD, Spondylolistesis, Diabetic Neuropathy, Fatty Liver, High Cholesterol

suesueky
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   Posted 6/6/2011 2:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Betsey

I am made up all has gone well in surgery lovie and I wish you a quick recovery. Here are loads of gentle ((((((hugs))))))) and I will keep you in my prayers. Take it easy when you get home sweetie and I will look forward to a catch up with you when you post.

xxxxxx

momtofourangels
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   Posted 6/6/2011 5:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Betsey

I'm so happy that things are going so well. I will have you in my prayers that everything falls right into place, and that your recovery is complete and you can go on living your life a lot better than you have been.

love and lots of soft hugs.

Loretta

Hi SE. Thanks for the update.
Dx: osteoarthritis, bursitis in left hip, Osteoarthrits in right hip, compression fracture in thoracic spine due to falling on frozen ground March 2001 , ddd, spinal stenosis, bone spurs, osteoarthritis in spine, osteoarthritis in both knees
Meds: Fentanyl patch, oxycodone, otc: BenGay, Tylenol Arthritis on occasion

flower123
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   Posted 6/7/2011 4:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Congrats on a successful surgery! I'm happy that you're doing well! Thanks for updating, SE!

Hugs,

Flower

Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 6/7/2011 7:48 AM (GMT -6)   

 

        Hello all!

           I visited with her again last night and this morning....and both times she was giggling....so she sounded good, and is ready to come home today. She really didn't have any complaints, other than the normal pain cycle in between med's, which I believe is pretty normal after a surgery.

        I expect her to post this evening or sometime today....and we welcome her back! wink

           Thank you for supporting her!

    SE wink


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CRPSpatient
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   Posted 6/7/2011 7:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the updates SE. Betsey, I'm so glad to hear that your surgery has gone well. Looking forward to seeing you here again very soon!

Laura
CRPS since 1999, diagnosed in 2005 and since spread to full body, spasms, dystonia & contractures, gastroparesis, orthostatic hypotension,bradycardia/tachycardia, bone spurs, bursitis, carpal tunnel syndrome.

On Oxycontin/Endone, Topamax, Mobic, Magnesium, Florinef, Somac, Cipramil. Have a spinal cord stimulator, intrathecal pump with baclofen & bupivacaine and doing physio.

MsBunky
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   Posted 6/7/2011 7:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Betsey, I am pleased as punch that your surgery went well. I hope you have a good recovery and I hope the surgery is a complete success. My prayers are with you as you recuperate - don't over do things, but I hope you are better fast!!

hugs,
Pam
DX: Fibromyalgia, Severe Myofascial Pain, Osteoarthritis in ALL my joints, Chronic Pelvic Pain, Surgical Adhesions, IBS, IC-PBS, Carpal Tunnel (both wrists), FAI, Type 2 Diabetes, Reynauds, Visual Migraines, Drug Related Hot Flashes, Hard Start for IV's, Unable to vomit due to surgery.

Meds: Oxycontin, Tramadol, Tramacet, Cymbalta, Cesamet, Flexeril

Chartreux
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   Posted 6/7/2011 12:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Wow Betsey, sure hope things continue to go great for you...now rest up...
don't push your recovery...and many more prayers and well wishes for you...

Thanks SE/Michael....
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Betsey Ross
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   Posted 6/7/2011 2:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello Everyone
 
I am home  woohoo!  Pain is at an 8 and hubby went to get my percocet script filled.  My appetite is good.
 
No weight bearing for a long time.  My friend will be here on wednesday to look after me,
 
I gave to cut off the 3 hospital bracelets.  My leg is elevated and on a pillow. 
 
Very long incisions an my leg.
 
Staples down either side of my leg with a lot of white bandages wrapped from midthigh to ankle
 
Thanks so much for thoughts and prayers.  They really helped me.
 
Love
Betsey

tmjpain
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   Posted 6/7/2011 2:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Glad you are home safe and sound Betsey. I hope your pain level can come down a bit more

so you can rest and sleep comfortably. Take care of that leg and most of all take care of

YOU!!

Love
Suzane

straydog
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   Posted 6/7/2011 7:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Sounds like everything went well and now for a good recovery. I hope you are able to keep post op pain down as much as possible.Any ideas how long you will be non-weight bearing?

Glad you are home-keep us posted.
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auntkay
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   Posted 6/8/2011 5:37 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm so glad your surgery went well, continued prayers going up for a speedy recovery!!!




Kay

Betsey Ross
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   Posted 6/8/2011 10:50 AM (GMT -6)   
My friend showwed up early today and so did the refrigerator repair guy with my new part for my freezer. So that is working well.

My night was real bad and the percocets were like consuming M&Ms. Nothing touched the pain. every time I changed sided I woke up in excruciating pain. I am exhausted today but I called PM clinic. 3 hours later they wrote a script for oxycontin for me. So I sent my friend to go pick it up and drop it off at pharmacy for me. She vacuumed and swept floors, made the bed, did wash, emptied trash cans and fixed me lunch.

Im hoping the new drug will be much needed relief for me. My ribs are killing me. Im wondering if I stopped breathing for them. I woke up with a cpap machine on my face in recovery. i wasnt diagnosised with sleep apnea.


I polished my nails and slipped my wedding rings on my finger.

Thanks everyone for caring about me and praying. It was wonderful. I was very calm in preop.

Betsey
crushed lower knee and vertical fx of yibia/external fixator placed/plates and screws and tried to place big pieces of cartiledge under knee cap/tremendous pain in affected legcontinously without improving/allergic to metal in left leg/leg isnt straight/need metal removed in July/wait 6 months for healing/then toatal knee replacement/straighten out leg/more phsyxical therapy/take opana er

Snowbunny21
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   Posted 6/8/2011 1:34 PM (GMT -6)   
I hope each day just gets better and better for you...I know it will take some time and hopefully the pain will get less each day/week...

Rest up now...and follow all the Dr.s orders...

I am glad your friend can pick up your medicine...in VA...they request our drivers license to pu any narcotics and actually sign for them at the pharmacy...and only with written instructions from the DR. can someone else pick them up in an emergency..

Try to just veg out and watch tv...movies...sleep when you can...and drink LOTS of water to say extra hydrated after surgery...as well as eating healthy and non 'binding' foods...since the Oxy will cause constipation...so will the lack of any type of walking until you are allowed....so eat lots of fiber and good stuff!...

Am praying this surgery helps your pain levels when you are healed!

Thanks for updating us...

Post Edited (Snowbunny21) : 6/8/2011 7:47:50 PM (GMT-6)


Chartreux
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   Posted 6/8/2011 3:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Betsey,
Many more prayers,,,hope the doctor can help...
Y'all betsey is having a hard time, so many prayers for our Betsey...
well wishes, healing hugz and prayers being sent your way Betsey...
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Betsey Ross
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   Posted 6/8/2011 7:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks everyone

My oxy was paid by W/C today at 4:40 and the pharmacist said that she would call me when it was paid and of course she didnt get around to it. So at 8:15 my hubby went out to pick it up and then he is going to walmart to pick up a battery for the car he takes to work.

I told my friend that i need to pay her by check so that i have a record of that transaction for the judge to see in July. My lawyer is going to take on W/C and take them to court so I get a stair chairlift and a caregiver.

I will keep updating everyone. Thanks from the bottom of my heart

Betsey
crushed lower knee and vertical fx of yibia/external fixator placed/plates and screws and tried to place big pieces of cartiledge under knee cap/tremendous pain in affected legcontinously without improving/allergic to metal in left leg/leg isnt straight/need metal removed in July/wait 6 months for healing/then toatal knee replacement/straighten out leg/more phsyxical therapy/take opana er

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   Posted 6/9/2011 3:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Morning Betsey!

I have been crashing when I get home lately....so I have missed some of the updates on you. Looks like the Post-OP pain is sticking around for a bit for you, and I really think that is pretty normal at this point. You are one lucky girl if they are scripting Oxycontin in addition to the Percocet's for your post surgery pain.

Did your hubby make it home with them yet? I hope so, as its 3:30am here shocked

Even though they took out the plates around your tibia....its going to take a good while for the healing to kick in, especially if there was some rejection going on with the tissue, surrounding the metal plates and all.

Take care!....keep that leg elevated....and get some rest.

SEwink
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flower123
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   Posted 6/9/2011 4:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Betsey! I'm sorry that you're having so much post-op pain, but it's great that they gave you a new prescription. I hope and pray that it helps with the pain.

It's so sweet that your friend cares so much! I hope that you have a fast recovery from here on.

Hugs,

Flower

Betsey Ross
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   Posted 6/9/2011 6:40 AM (GMT -6)   
My Family

I slept last night. It felt good. I took my oxy at 9:30 pm.

My friend comes today and she is going to wash my hair. Thank goodness.

Another friend is bringing over a broasted chicken, mashed potatoes and dinner rolls so My hubby wont have to cook tonight. Last night we had meatloaf that a neighbor made and it was yummy.

Pain today is at a 6 after taking percs and oxy so Ill go with that. Leg is elevated and on a pillow.

I will update as things develope.

Betsey
crushed lower knee and vertical fx of yibia/external fixator placed/plates and screws and tried to place big pieces of cartiledge under knee cap/tremendous pain in affected legcontinously without improving/allergic to metal in left leg/leg isnt straight/need metal removed in July/wait 6 months for healing/then toatal knee replacement/straighten out leg/more phsyxical therapy/take opana er

Betsey Ross
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   Posted 6/9/2011 8:31 AM (GMT -6)   
My Family

My friend just called me to tell me that she has tremendous pain in her head(brain tumor) and she cant drive and wont be coming over. So I am by myself and I cant do anything. I called my lawyer.

Told her that my caregiver is unable to help me today at the last minute and I cant do anything for myself. I am by myself. the lawyer called some agencies and all want payment up front and they wont work with W/C. So now lawyer is calling the agency on aging to ask the statis on my application. i dont remember the phone number, my head isnt screwed on straight at this moment and let the lawyer earn her money. I am not going to get in home help.

Maybe a church can help, Im just grasping at straws.

Betsey
crushed lower knee and vertical fx of yibia/external fixator placed/plates and screws and tried to place big pieces of cartiledge under knee cap/tremendous pain in affected legcontinously without improving/allergic to metal in left leg/leg isnt straight/need metal removed in July/wait 6 months for healing/then toatal knee replacement/straighten out leg/more phsyxical therapy/take opana er

Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 6/9/2011 8:41 AM (GMT -6)   
 
 
        Betsey, maybe the neighbor that brought you you're meal last night, can pop in and fix you something to eat.
 
    Give them a quick call, and see.
 
    SE
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