Day 3 home

English: Common Clownfish (Amphiprion ocellari...

English: Common Clownfish (Amphiprion ocellaris) in their Magnificent Sea Anemone (Heteractis magnifica) home on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Hard to believe it, but I have been home 3 days. I’d say having hip joint replacement was easy, except some of the patients  had a much more difficult time of it than me. Being younger than David, I did not have his difficulties.  For one thing, I had lost weight before the surgery. For another, I was  well informed and did the preoperative exercises.

The PT told me the sawbones would have used a hammer and saw during the procedure….why I ache without pain medicine.  The biggest issue for me following surgery, was disposal of urine and fecal matter. No fun to be catheterized or stuffed with medicines for constipation.  Pain meds + anesthesia made me delirious at first, then nauseated.  Things are beginning to “get right.” however.”

Will get around to visit as I can. Won’t do much writing until my appointment with Doc M. 14 October, because I ca’t sit at computer for any length of time. Hope this post is coherent.

10 thoughts on “Day 3 home

  1. Congratulations! You managed to get home sooner than I did. My heart threw a wobbly after I returned to the ward. Once I came home, it was was a smooth and steady recovery, and that is what I wish for you!

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  2. Hey, kid, any update is better than no update. The pain meds were a failure here too. I’m taking Tylenol twice a day. Energy…I’m way ahead of you having had mile at the end of July. I’m still really aware that I have a big lumpy thing in one hip. Many hugs and so glad you are well enough to write and notes.

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  3. Wow! I can believe you’re already able to get to the computer. That is amazing! Congratulations! I’m looking forward to hearing about the PT and how much your life improves with the new hip. It’s fabulous that the surgery went so well. Could it be because of your surgeon from Hawaii? 🙂

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  4. Thanks for your comment on my blog, though. I am so happy that you are on the mend, Dianne. Good that you survived the surgery and hospital stay. Yes, I, too, have been catheterized and they got 2.5 liters from me. Lol.

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