Thursday, September 24, 2015

FIRST VISITORS!

Today I finally felt like I could have a conversation so when my Weight Watcher buddies asked if they could bring me coffee ... I said YES!  They stayed just 20 minutes and despite no shower or makeup in a week they think I look just great!

It's about 10am right now with my next physical therapy session at 2pm.  I'm going to rest up and take a shower!!  Whoo hoo the excitement over here.  The kids brought over easy to fix breakfast and lunch foods ... including my beloved popcorn popper!  


My back is bothering me now so I'm not sure how PT will go today.  I also called the surgeon's office for another week of pain medication.  After a long conversation, me feeling like a wimp ... she said most people call for reinforcements after a few days.  She gave me lots of good information on how to decide when to postpone dosage to every four hours, then five and when I get to 8 hours, I can do one pill every three hours, then four, etc.

This little apartment has a lot more room for me to simply walk around.  After my shower, I'll ask for my sweatshirt and my robe and maybe walk outdoors since the weather is sunny and 70.

Now ... to look up Arthur Murray studios ...

6 comments:

  1. You've got great support! Glad things are going well. Do try to get off the pain meds sooner rather than later. They can be the source of a lot of issues you don't want to deal with. Grab the ice bags first to prolong taking one can help a lot!

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    1. I do love my ice time! I'm hopeful the pain will decrease enough this second week that I won't need anything except over the counter. I am a big baby and don't deal well with pain. Will keep in touch with the surgeon (actually his PA, Lindsey) so I am low pain enough to do my exercises!

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  2. Ditto from Flo. Though mine was shoulder surgery, the mental fog Oxycodone gave me was the pits. Recovery from surgery takes what it takes. Keep it up! Glad you have such good help.

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    1. I think all recoveries take what it takes. We all have different tolerances ... at different times of life. I don't care if other people didn't need pain relief at three weeks out ... if I do, the I want it!

      Shoulder therapy has got to be the worst!!!!

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  3. I'm confused. I thought you were staying with your kids and grand kids? They told me to take a Percocet before PT, it helped. I can't take Vicodin, but had no problem with the Percocet. They told me they were much the same, but I guess reacted different in my system. Percocet never made me foggy headed--I loved it! I could feel the pain melt away within minutes.

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    1. I do have a bedroom at the condo with my little family. This second week, I need to be up and moving a lot more so our condo complex has an HUGE apartment that Owners can rent. I'll be here for a week. I'm able to shower, make my own light meals and walk during every commercial!

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