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The Story of My Healing Wound - Stitches OUT

Posted 10-24-2014 at 08:52 AM by RABG (Story of my Healing Wound - the Surgery)

Yes, all 12 stitches are out. I remember writing that when the drain was pulled it didn't hurt. Well now, the wire stitches hurt but just for a second or two.
Here are the new marching orders:
Sit for 40 minutes, 20 minutes up.
Can drive for up to 40 minutes
No errand driving. NONE. So my usual way of shopping is done.
No long walks.
The goal is to restrict my movement.
Without the stitches there is nothing to hold the wound together but me. ...
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3 Ways to Reduce Your Child's Halloween Fears

Posted 10-22-2014 at 04:13 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
Updated 10-22-2014 at 04:40 PM by ChristaIB

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Halloween can be a scary time for some children. Attractions, decorations, costumes, haunted houses, parks and even trick or treating can stir up intense fear. When you have a terrified child on your hands, it can be difficult for them and your entire family to enjoy the popular holiday. Consider taking these few steps, and perhaps you can minimize their concerns before October 31 arrives.



1. Quit the Teasing

As an adult who has spent...
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Story of My Healing Wound- Playing by the Rules

Posted 10-21-2014 at 10:31 AM by RABG (Story of my Healing Wound - the Surgery)

I have been trying to live by the rules Dr.PS laid out for me. On the surface they seem great, I can drive, go to visit people that live 1.5 hours away, sit for 20 minutes every hour.
BUT those rules have rules. I can drive but I must limit myself to 10 minutes each way. Yikes! That will take me to the grocery store and back.
Let me talk about shopping. I must limit myself to minimal shopping. No big milk container, orange juice, a container of soda cans. I guess my box of granola...
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Story of my Healing Wound - Surprises

Posted 10-18-2014 at 08:11 AM by RABG (Story of my Healing Wound - the Surgery)

I had my 3rd. Visit with the PS yesterday and got a few surprised. First I realized what a kind, gentle, and concerned doctor I have. This is not to say that other doctors are not but he is unique.
He takes time enough to answer questions, explain what was happening with the surgical wound, and be encouraging.
The second surprise was what restrictions I had and why. How I wished he told us from the beginning to limit my movements. He wasn't as worried about my sitting but what I was...
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Story of My Healing Wound - Back-Up

Posted 10-15-2014 at 02:38 PM by RABG (Story of my Healing Wound - the Surgery)

How often do we leave the doctors office feeling we understand each other but on second thought we don't. I have written on many occasions that I re-read my posts frequently just to refresh what I was thinking. Sometimes I apologize for unkind words, or a obnoxious attitude.
On this occasion I was reading my previous post.Well now how things change; I need to back - up and call the doctor. Let me admit right here is that I always want to get out of the doctors office quickly. It doesn't...
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