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Old 09-27-2012, 03:50 PM   #31
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Re: Surgery today 9/25

Kimberly, you need to put on one of those tutus to go with that yeti foot. Now, that'd be a fashion statement. My granny taught me to knit when I was 8. I wish I'd paid more attention.
I will heed everyone's advice on the meds. My family is very stiff upper lip when it comes to pain, but, dang, this really hurts, especially after falling. I feel like a wuss though.

 
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Re: Surgery today 9/25

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We really are quite comical when you think about it. The yarn I bought is a dark grey blend. The texture is amazing. It is 60% baby alpaca 30% wool and 10% silk. I am using it for hats right now but I want to buy more for the sweater. Maybe a dusty rose. I have never made myself a sweater, made plenty for others but not me. The cost of this yarn is obscene but I must have it. It is wonderful!
Okay Paula, time for some "Ginger rationale". The yarn may be expensive, but...just think of all of the money you are saving by staying home so much. You probably aren't eating out , you are saving tons of money on gas (not buying it). And if you make something (with the yarn) to give as a gift you've saved money there as well. Although, personally, I think you should make something fabulous for yourself. You deserve it!

 
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Re: Surgery today 9/25

Don't feel bad for needing your pain meds. You went through a major surgery. You certainly don't want to be miserable. I think I stopped them after a week and a half. I found that for some reason coming off of them I got really emotional and was crying haha! The pain puts extra stress on your body and slows the healing process. Ultimately it's your choice. Take care and try to stay off the floor. Keep in touch with us. We are here to help

 
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Ginger, I love your ratioale. I do think I will order that yarn tomorrow. Now I need to find a good pattern.

 
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Re: Surgery today 9/25

Wow, didn't realize how sore my other muscles would be after just a couple of days! At least some part of me is getting a bit of a workout.

 
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Re: Surgery today 9/25

Your hands will start to hate you! You ladies make my day interesting. I look forward to hearing from everyone. Keeps me positive. My granny always knitted but I never got a chance to learn from her. It's been such a gloomy day here today I've struggled to stay awake. Need a jolt of caffeine!

 
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This board, and this thread have become a wonderful support for me. Thanks for that ladies!

And Prico, if you ever want to sell a hand knit hat, I know another injured person who LOVES knitted hats and would gladly buy one off you! *cough* me *cough*

So, I got good news today. I'm officially out of my back brace full time! (When I fell and hurt my foot initially, I also broke one of my vertebrae) Which means that I should be allowed to drive. Any tips on driving, particularly getting in and out of a car and handling a walker/crutches/wheelchair when doing so would be GREATLY appreciated! I'm also going with my mom (at 26 living at home with parents has been a real drain!) to buy a shower seat and cast cover tomorrow, so I might get to take my first real shower in 9 weeks! I can't wait!

Again, thank you all for being here. This thread rocks. You all rock.

 
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Re: Surgery today 9/25

Liz, if you haven't already, look into a hand held shower head. I tried mine out before surgery and it makes a big difference.
Staying with your folks can be a real drag (been there, done that, twice) but it's great that you have people there to help you. My mom is elderly with emphysema and can't help me much with the physical stuff, and my dad has passed. So take advantage and let them baby you a little.
Enjoy your shower!

 
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Re: Surgery today 9/25

Well, the honeymoon is over. I woke up this morning sore from head to toe. Ab and core muscles are killing me, having been jolted out of a 6 month slumber. Arms and good leg are complaining too. I totally get the advice now to take it easy. Going to try for some basic hygiene this morning then back to bed. I hope everyone has a great day.

 
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I was impressed at how well you were doing. Really it is mind over matter but not when that pain kicks in. Please try to rest all day. Damn I know how boring it is. I just crawled up and down two flights of stairs to do my laundry. My laundry is in the basement. I have to have something to do or I'll go nuts. So crawling aint so bad. I am goingfor a drive in the rain with my daughter to buy her birthday gift. Maybe go for a coffee. Have a restful day my friend! Paula

 
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Re: Surgery today 9/25

I feel for you Ginger. Definitely take it easy today. Take a nice hot shower and go to bed for the rest of the day. Surgery doesn't just traumatized your foot, it takes a toll on your entire body. It takes several days just for the anesthesia to totally get out of your system. Sit back and relax. Just remember everything in moderation when moving about. You're doing great!

 
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Re: Surgery today 9/25

I fell (sort of) again! Went to get on my scooter and my knee slipped off. Came down on my big toe mostly but now I notice that the incision on the outside of my ankle is throbbing. The inside one a little but not as much. (And I know it's all in my head but I swear it feels sticky in there too). There is a little more pain than usual, not a lot. Worry and be more mindful? Or worry and call the doctor. I know in my heart 99.9 percent that it's nothing...

 
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Re: Surgery today 9/25

I personally would give it a day of ice and elevation but definitely don't hesitate to calm if you're concerned. I waited a day to call when I fell as it was the weekend. Trust your gut instinct. Be careful and take it easy!

 
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Re: Surgery today 9/25

Hope you all had a good weekend! I am off to the surgeon in the morning for another check on the bone growth in my fusion. Just an xray to see really. Hope for good news! Later taters!
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Re: Surgery today 9/25

Thanks, Kimberly. I think I must have "squeezed" right around the top of the surgical area. It's still noticeable on the outside one but not as bad. I've got to call them anyway today so I'll mention it.
Good luck with your appt.! Go bone growth!

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