Well I had my knee surgery yesterday. I had a significant complex tear in my medial meniscus and had to have my medial surface shaved. The numby stuff they shoot into your knee at the end of surgery didn't take with me, so I was in alot of pain when I woke up. The gave me Fentanyl and a whole bunch of Dialadid trying to get the pain under control. The surgery has been a more painful experience than I expected.
My poor husband was up almost every hour last night either helping me to BR (only had to pee alot, due to IV fluids I got) and switching my ice pack for my knee and my heating pad for my tummy. Didn't have alot of tummy problems, just like to put it on my belly at night. I was in so much pain at night too and neither the Percoset or Dialadid was really much help. I feel pretty dopey today, but the pain meds are starting to work a little better now. Probably because I took so much. HA! Anyone else have this surgery and be in this much pain? I have a very strong pain thresh hold but this has been even more than I can handle. I kinda thought last night that I should have been kept over night in the hospital. The pain has been pretty bad.
The doc also found that I had alot of damage in my medial femoral surface that will not ever heal. So the total knee replacement will be a definite for me in the next 10 years or so.
Thanks so much for all your prayers and support. It really touched me. Please keep me in your prayers that the pain will ease up some.
Also, I just wanted to share with you what an awesome guy my husband is. He has been so gentle and caring with me I don't think I could ever love him more than I do now. I keep thanking him constantly, and he just says no problem wifey, that's just part of being a husband. He is my hero for sure.
Thanks again everyone.
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.