Surgery tomorrow morning (UPDATE )


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I have to report to the hospital at 10:15 am. I am thinking O/R will be somwhere around 11am provided they stay on schedule. I should be back home by 4pm. I will not be able to type for a while so I will only be able to make minimum posts. Please say a prayer or think good thoughts for me. I do not handle ansthesia well and cannot take narcotic pain medications. I will be taking an antiboitic due to my heart condition. I am nervous but also resigned as the loss of function in my hand is getting worse. Rehab is about two to three months of PT which will begin in two weeks. I may never regain the feeling but this operation should halt any further motor loss. We are very optimistic I will get back 100% of motor function and strength. I ordered the Cro cuff that was suggested but it has not arrived here yet. :grrr: I hope it comes soon as I paid for expediated service. I am off to the book store to get some reading material. I will not be allowed to drive for a while and that is going to be hard on me. husband is taking a few days off but has to return to work on Monday. I will be stuck at home alone unable to do my art or crafts or work on the house. Hopefully I will be able to manage the pain enough to read.

Thank you in advance for your good thoughts and prayers. -RM


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Good luck! Glad you're getting some reading material. Try not to stress too much about the medications, anesthesia, etc.
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Mom? What's a difficult child?
Good luck I will be thinking good thoughts and a fast succesfull recovery!!! Pain Free!!!!


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Terry,Beth & Totoro, Thank you all. i went to Borders books and got three novels. That should hold me for a while. The Cryo cuff didn't come so I guess I will be using the old fashioned ice packs.

The hospital called and they told me not to use deodorant. What is with that? I understand the no makeup, no hairspray, no jewlery and comfortable clothing but why do they want us smelly too???? -RM


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Thank you Nancy. It was very warm here today and I was hoping that it would stay that way so I could spend some of the next few days sitting in a rocker on my porch reading a good book. i just herd that it is going to get cooler tomorrow. I guess I will be inside on the sofa instead. -RM


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OMG........I know I am a wimp BUT you are having surgery with NO
pain medication????????????/ Yikes!

I am going to say LOTS of prayers for you, my friend. Matter
of fact I'll probably wincingly think of you more than I want to!
Geez, Louise.

Sending hugs AND prayers. DDD


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DDD, I will have perscription strength Motrin. I just can't take any opinoids. Doctor says the Motrin won't cut it but I don't have alot of options. I appreciate the prayers.

Buzywend and Ester, Thank you for the well wishes. I am soaking up the positive vibes and know they will help me through this. -RM


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I'll keep you in my thoughts tomorrow. I hope you can post or your husband can post for you so we can get an update.


timer lady

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Sending healing & positive thoughts for a quick recovery. I agree with Kathy - have your husband post us an update...please.

Sue C

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Praying for you for a successful surgery and a quick recovery...also a minimal amount of pain. Hope you can enjoy some reading time.

Take care,


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Try to remember that pain comes in waves and that, after the worst of it, there will be a little numbness coming before it builds up again.

Maybe that will help, a little.

I am adding my own good energy to the many prayers already on their way.

I too hope husband will update us.

Holding you in my thoughts and prayers, RM.




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Sorry, I didn't see this yesterday. I had carpets cleaned and didn't get on computer after that, since the floor was wet there. I hope all goes well for you. I must have missed the post, so I'm not sure what surgery you are having done. Are you having disc surgery or having a release done like carpal tunnel? By the sounds of the recovery time, it sounds like disc surgery. If that's the case, I hope you don't have too much pain and it's manageable with the motrin. Good luck!!!