Good Morning Monday

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Marguerite, Mar 1, 2010.

  1. Marguerite

    Marguerite Active Member

    G'day, folks.

    My recovery is getting a bit shaky. After doing well on Saturday, doing not bad yesterday morning before I wilted at lunchtime - today I have not been so good. I saw the doctor with mother in law - I wasn't the patient, but the doctor had a bit of a look and wasn't too happy with the bit of 'heat' in my post-op breast. I'm a couple of cup sizes bigger on that side, plus I was finding I felt increasingly shaky and almost faint.

    So when we got back home, I went to bed and stayed there. I didn't feel nay better, although no fever, so I rang the breast Care nurse who talked to the surgeon for me. Upshot of it all - I have to take antibiotics after all.

    So tomorrow I need to get my spare prescription filled, but I always keep a couple of spare pills so I've been able to start already. I'll ring my Infectious Diseases specialist too (the one who oversees what antibiotics I can be given).

    husband will be with me tomorrow, he's driving, we have to take difficult child 3 out for appointments that we had to cancel because of my cancer diagnosis. After that we have difficult child 3's drama class, and some kids there who I think need to see that I'm through the surgery and doing well (I'd better be, by tomorrow night!).

    I've posted a bit on site today but I'm only on the site a little, I'm mostly resting. I feel like I slept all afternoon, but I still feel 'weird'. No fever, but it feels like it.

    I AM getting there, but this is a bit of a hiccup in my recovery.

    So enjoy your Monday, everyone. Your summer weather should be heading your way soon. Today here was definitely autumn!

  2. timer lady

    timer lady Queen of Hearts

    Good morning all,

    Marg, I'm about to scold you ~ you never slow down, girl! There is a reason the MDs tell you to take it easy after surgery. Okay, done with the scolding. Please slow down, sweetie.

    kt is up & ready for school The hmj is brewed & life so far today is "good".

    psychiatrist appointment for kt this afternoon; until that point I will be attempting to get through a mountain load of paperwork for the tweedles, various & sundry other items that need attending to & bills to be paid.

    I'm going to get a Wii workout in before I start this hoping it will keep me awake & alert.

    A good day to you all - hope all is calm in your world.
  3. crazymama30

    crazymama30 Active Member

    Marge, while I agree with Timer I have seen many many post op pt's who do well the first day or two post op and then backslide. My experience is more with pt's in the hospital and not day surgeries--but I think the basics would be the same. Hang in there, and please make sure you are only moving the affected arm the way you are supposed to. I know full masectomies have limits to their range of motion after surgery not sure if your surgery would have that too.

    TL--hope the Wii workout helps. I need to get back to the gym--have been slacking off lately.

    Just a Monday here. Work and school. Not too exciting but routine.
  4. LittleDudesMom

    LittleDudesMom Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Good Morning on a No Meltdown Monday Morning!

    Marg, I agree with Linda and CM, very often we feel really good, better than we thought, following surgery only to get 2 or 3 days postop and the tiredness and pain set in a little. Best rule of thumb, rest, rest and more rest. husband may need to handle the appointments while you get some much needed down time.

    Linda, glad to hear kt is up and ready for school this morning! It's always a good sign when the week starts as scheduled! Have a good Wii workout.

    CM, Monday here too which means lots of house stuff.....

    I have a really full week, prepping for company this coming weekend and the arrival of probably the last book fair in my fourteen year history of chairing the twice a year event! Stock arrives this Thur and next week will be a bear. I'm making sure that I have plenty of meals already planned, if not frozen, and all minor household chores taken care of before Fri hits.

    I will probably be off line for a couple days towards the end of the week. I'm taking in both my old laptop and my new one for them to transfer data. They will transfer my bookmarks, documents, pics, etc. They ask for 24 hours, but the location is not "just around the corner" so I may leave it there on Thur or Fri and be without until I go in Sunday for a mac training session.

    I hope your Monday is uneventful in the difficult child department - - Friday takes so long to get here but Monday sure does come around fast.

  5. Marguerite

    Marguerite Active Member

    Just a quick update - I'm sure I did the right thing beginning the antibiotics, I'm feeling a bit more human this morning (Tues). And I have been resting, although I did go out on Saturday and on Sunday. But I set it up with escape clauses plus the car to rest in. That car is brilliant for someone who needs to rest!

    Arm movement - it's great. I've got pretty much full range of motion. This morning I'm seeing the physiotherapist, she also saw me yesterday (in passing, I was there with mother in law) so she is aware of how I looked.

    MY GP rang this morning - I have an appointment with her this afternoon, I'll organise the spare antibiotics prescription with her plus get her expert assessment of the wounds.

    Today (Tuesday) I have the option of staying in the car and resting while husband takes difficult child 3 in to his appointments. I need to go out with husband & difficult child 3 though, because it is the only way I can get to my doctor. The one I saw yesterday with mother in law is just a friend, I could see her in an emergency, but she isn't my primary GP.

    So I've been behaving myself, I still haven't driven the car although I feel I could quite safely. There's just a few too many things still wrong when according to what I've been told, they shouldn't be. The one good thing is - I've not got the restriction on physical range of movement, I think because the armpit incision is quite low down and not deep in the axilla.

    I'll update tonight, probably on Watercooler.