Popping in to give an update

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by hearts and roses, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. hearts and roses

    hearts and roses Mind Reader

    Well, I'm in a lot of pain, but everyone keeps telling me each day will be better. They're sending me home today with a nice bag of drugs and a couple of scripts. A PT will come to my house everyday to work with me, so that makes me feel better. It would be wonderful if I could jus pooop! I know, gross topic, but I have to GO and can't. They've given me milk of magnesium and colace and nothings moving. So hopefully today...it's been five days!!oh, and mother nature struck last night as well-perfect timing she has, that one. Ugh.

    I'm hoping for more improvements today and each day after. I think I'll go doze until h gets here with my coffee. Thanks again!
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2012
  2. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    Mother Nature has a vicious streak, didn't you know?

    Glad you get to go home today, surprised they're not waiting for that BM first. (so you won't have to come in for "help" in that area should nothing happen on it's own) Fiber One bars are great for this issue.........as I hear from both my girls who have issues even without a medication procedure and pain medications. I know when nothing much else helps poor lil Aubrey, one of Nana's special candy bars does the trick. lol They're yummy too, a plus. Now that I had that come to mind, I should suggest it to Janet too. Yummy snack with benefits. lol

    Sorry about the pain, I hope the medications they send you home with help keep it under control.

  3. TeDo

    TeDo Guest

    Glad to hear things apparently went well. I just hate a LOT of the things that our bodies can do to us. I HATE pain or discomfort of ANY kind.

    Hope things progress nicely for you. It's awesome that a PT comes to your house. We don't have such luxuries here. Patients have to find a way to go to them. Keep us posted.
  4. buddy

    buddy New Member

    that anesthesia and the pain medications can really mess with the system, huh? sorry for your discomfort, it will happen eventually.... just hard to wait. I remember going home with a catheter one time because the pee muscles stopped working after surgery. What a literal pain in the butt.

    I hope your new knee works well for you. I have heard it is quite a process and I drove my mom's friend to and from therapy after one of hers... she said that even though it hurt, by the time you do this you are so used to terrible pain that this is way better. I hope you find the relief she did.
  5. DaisyFace

    DaisyFace Love me...Love me not

    Hopefully you will be well on the mend soon!

    Thanks for checking in...
  6. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Oh my knees are in pain just thinking about this!

    I do know about the problems going potty. Ask them about lactulose. That may help you. It has helped me some. I have gone once in two weeks now. Hoping it starts to make things more regular or we are going to have to move to something stronger.
  7. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the update. Like everyone else I've been keeping you in my thoughts. I don't know a thing about surgery but I do know how really important it is to take stool softeners and drink skads of water.
    After fifty years I still vividly remember the discomfort I had after easy child was born. Subsequent kids I started taking stool softeners as soon as my head cleared after childbirth. Don't want to go there again and hope your system kicks in soon. Hugs. DDD
  8. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the update, and hope things get moving soon.
  9. lovemysons

    lovemysons Well-Known Member

    Hoping each day you get better.

  10. Jody

    Jody Active Member


    I hope you start feeling better soon. I hope the new knee works well for you. I am having mine replaced on 03/28 and am scared to death, but looking forward to be able to do more things. Many hugs.

  11. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    Hey! I just saw this. I'm glad you're doing OK, if in pain... It WILL get better.

    I like a lot of oatmeal... That might help???
  12. hearts and roses

    hearts and roses Mind Reader

    I'm home now and I feel okay, finally made a wee bit of progress in the bathroom dept, lol, and took a nap. easy child is making dinner and my friend is stopping by after. My loco sister stopped by earlier and brought me new jammies and warm socks.

    The vna is coming tomorrow with the PT at 10 am. Thanks for the good wishes and thoughts.
  13. LittleDudesMom

    LittleDudesMom Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Hi Jo!

    So glad to hear the surgery went well and you are home (and the umm, progress)!

    Hope the first pt goes well - positive thoughts!

  14. rejectedmom

    rejectedmom New Member

    Glad you are doing well. I have spent alot of time in PT the last ten years and have met many knee replacement patients. I am always amazed at how quickly they recover and get back to a normal life. I hope this is how things go for you!
  15. buddy

    buddy New Member

    HEY there, you doing ok???
  16. hearts and roses

    hearts and roses Mind Reader

    Hey Buddy, not right now I'm not. Today got mixed reviews. Started out tough, midday was good, afternoon I suffered some twists and muscle spasms are currently wracking my left thigh, really painful. I'm taking the drugs and hoping things settle down so I can rest.

    I know H is trying and likely thinks he's doing a stellar job, which in terms of caring for me he is doing pretty good. But it's difficult to watch the house go to pot, omg, it's so messy! But difficult child will be by tomorrow to clean, thank goodness. And my PT is at 11AM.

    Thanks for asking. Two steps forward, one step back.
  17. InsaneCdn

    InsaneCdn Well-Known Member

    Hey H&R... Just remember, the first week is the worst. One day at a time for now...
    Hang in there. Grab a knot from the knot-jar if you need one. Looks like some nice person restocked it lately!
  18. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911

    Baby steps Jo ---------Baby Steps! Congratulations! Well Wishes for a speedy recovery!
  19. shellyd67

    shellyd67 Active Member

    Hoping your recovery is quick and the pain subsides soon ! I will be in the same boat soon I am sure ... I have so many problems with my knee and haven't gotten the guts up to go to a specialist ... sigh
  20. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Mine knees and back have started giving me trouble again. I can tell I am heading toward my February appointment for my steroid shots. Obviously I am not ready to go your route. LOL. I am still watching how you are doing.