Thanks buddy, its eight days..the final countdown..I was really surprised shawley hadn't been counting me down like last time lol. I told you on the other thread, I took a nap today and woke up thinking it was morning and the first thing I said was seven more days. My hubby had to set me straight
I am writing on my lap top in bed for the first time, just checking itout. It has kept me busy most of the day trying to figure it out. Trying to think of all the stuff I need to take care of, or keep me busy whatever it may be. Today my nerves are fine. All the optimisim and good feelings are because of all of you. And I thank all of you for that.
I am sure I won't stay so nerve free, but today..I am fine. hugs vette
The laptop is great. What brand did you get? It was my best investment. When hubby brought mine to hospital I got to sit in the chair for a few minutes and read the posts and write a little. Could sit for long as it was kinda painful.
The one thing I learned and Pepper told us that when you overdo it you feel it the next day.
I am not sure you want to leave the laptop with you at the hospital as you will have alot of meds in you and you don't want to worry about it.
Just make a list of everything you have left to do and follow the list. I added to mine alot but it was very helpful.
All the pointers from pepper and everyone were also very helpful.
Remember I will be right here with you during the next 8 days.
The stress and pain are all worth it when you find your presurgery pain gone.
Hey Vette - I think the key is when you are in the hospital.....don't mess with anything. Take the time to heal, you are going to feel like a mac truck ran you over, you will have alot of meds in you, and not really be able to focus on things.
I would just leave the puter at home personally.
I will be on as well so if you need anything just hollar.
Yeah I will leave it at home, and the kids live on the computer so there won't be any problems having them post for me.
I bought a gateway I talked to the people at best buy and they said for what I do it was good, it was one of the low priced ones 700 ofcourse once they got the insurace etc it was a few hundred more. But I don't care, its on the credit card...and I think it will keep my sanity through recovery..especially when the hubby is working and kids at school.
pooh lady I wish you continued sucess.
I know my days are getting close, I've been cleaning etc when I have the energy, that nap helped me usually I am miserable at night, but tonight I have been doing alot. Just really starting to prepare.
So how are you able to use thelap top in bed laying down, I took in the bedroom tonight but was still sitting up with pillows propped behind me.
I think I still need to get that body pillow you guys recommended.
Talk to you in the morning with my pot of coffee..I guess I'll only have a few more mornings of that since it makes me pee so much.
I actually rest my lap top on my bent legs. Pulling up my legs has actually been very comfortable. My hubby also purchased one of the folding lap trays. I put it on its side to use to support the laptop.
One more day gone. I have been cleaning up my cheerleading skirt to put on to cheer you on...you will get better fast because I can't wear that darn thing for too long, it's getting so tight. I just keep thinking if I was to wear one I could do splits and cartwheels. I never could before, but it's worth a try?
Make sure you have slippers that fit well with rubber feet or treading so you don't slip.
I made a list of phone number of folks that my hubby needed to call. it make life easier for him, and it also gave me something to do.
I also made a list of things that happen routinely at home that he was totally UNAWARE of. You know, trash, recycling. purchasing dog food,.
The best one was paying bills. It was the first time in 31 years of marriage that he paid bills. Trust me, it was worth the pain just to watch that. And I must say, I have not asked to take that back.
Hang on, I took my favorite teddy with me...my security bear. MY youngest son had it made for me..and she has goen for the surgeries and the accupuncture.
I know you are getting ready. Pepper is right you won't be able to use the computer but maybe minutes. The brain really is affected by all the meds.
You will feel like a truck hit you. I really think for me the recovery is harder now that I am home. I also try to prop up my knees but it is kinda hard. I think Pepper is amazing as she figured all the computer stuff out right away.
Getting closer! You'll be so glad to be on the other side! Hang in there and keep busy this week. You're gonna do fine!
After my surgery, I laid with a couple of pillows under my knees and another one on my stomach to put the laptop on. That brought it up high enough to see, since I couldn't be propped up. I had two pillows under my head, but my back was completely flat, not propped up at all. Worked for me.
Yes one week from today I will be recovering at this same time. Wow, almost unbelievalbe after the rescheduling the first go round, I think its starting to really sink in again. I was thinking maybe I should re-arrange the bedroom where I can get to stuff easier without needing people as much..maybe my hubby won't throw to much of a fit about that. I just think if I had the long dresser parallel with the bed it would give alot of space for stuff I could reach with the grabber...or maybe I just have to much time to think about it lol. I will re-read the posts though.
Have you figured out the diet way of using the laptop in bed laying down or are you sitting up when you post?
Sorry I know I am questing you to death here.
I really really really don't know what I would do without you guys.