Friday, June 17, 2016

An Ortho Hola

Today, My I-pad resurfaced ....lost in the drama of this past week.
Thought maybe some of you would be wonderin' just how I have navigated the way.
Here I am.  From the hospital bed, from the rehabilitation facility, from my heart.

Five days from the butcher knife slice in my broken, aged knee to the new, adventurous vinyl replacement.
It has not been easy. I have sobbed mightily as the medical profession worked to balance my pain medication.  First, I had side effects to the Morphine and slowed my breathing and slurred my brain. Next the NSAIDs increased my blood pressure.   Still screaming here. Finally Hydrocodone saved the day.
All this scary stuff slowed the rehab process.  My first choice for aftercare had been coming home to Ms Stephanie and my daughter , Emily.  Now things were way too complicated.  I could not walk. I could not get to the bathroom alone. I was crying with pain.  The doctor put me on the second choice bandwagon, the Pavilion at Brightmore
With a good section of ortho-rehab.  It has taken until this afternoon for the pain to be under control.  Oy vey. I can now use the walker to go potty myself!! My OT and PT started today.  Wish me well.
With love, I will send future, pictureless updates as I can.  I probably will be here another week working away at working away.  No sewing but. I-padding the many Craftsey classes I bought and never watched, reading and being grateful for the many great people it has and is taking to keep my show on the road.  XxxOoo



Unknown said...

It's a journey, isn't it? You're on my mind and in my heart.

ES said...

I've been checking and checking to see if you had updated. Thanks for posting:) I'm sorry to hear of the pain, crying is all you can do sometimes. The craftsy classes on your iPad sound good! I just love to plan my next sewing project when I'm too tired or busy to actually sew!! Good luck for this next week xx

Rhonda said...

You've been on my mind. A less pain and more comfortable recovery prayer is winging its way to you from me!

Unknown said...

I'm so sorry to hear that your pain was hard to control. Maybe now that you're better controlled, you can start the rehab journey with gusto. I can tell you, it's all worth it!!! I'm keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

smazoochie said...

Sweetheart! I'm so sorry your post-op landing was not an easy one. But I hope you have turned the corner.
We are all rallying for you!

Catherine said...

I hope you feel better soon. You sure have had a lot happening. Sounds like you are getting great care now.

m. said...

So glad to hear from you!! Sorry it has been so painful, but it sounds like you are starting to get better. I've heard it takes dedication to persevere through the rehab, but it is worth it! And look at all you have already come through!! Hugs and prayers!

Holee said...

I've cried into my pillow until the tears went from the front side to the back side. Go for it....the crying takes time and strength and usually puts you to sleep. If the crying doesn't help, hit the pillow, pound it, twist it...the idea is to wear one's self out and sleep until the pain gets less.

I'm not having a few good weeks myself but I'm here waiting to hear you have reached better times. Just using the walker is a giant step even if it doesn't feel like it. It's wanting to get that independence back, the fight and willingness to be mad enough to push through. I'm hugging you, you are doing great in this battle to recover!

Alcea Rosea 31 said...

So sorry to hear of your pain. Hopefully now things will improve. I love watching Craftsy classes.

Rachaeldaisy said...

You what?? I turn my back for a moment and you get a knife in the knee??! I hope you're on the mend. Thank goodness for crafty classes.

Ellen Guerrant said...

Dear Diane - Thinking so much about you and hoping each day is less painful. I am so sorry you're having to go through this but hope you emerge from the fog of agony soon! Sending you lots of love and healing thoughts.