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It's Leslie today..

the update for today is good. Slept well last night...could get used to that...could it be with the help of 40 of oxycontin!!! (yooo...that sounds like a lot still...but it is working...and I am almost pain free!!!!
Dr. is very insistant that I take my meds...as he said "he gave them to me from the goodness of his heart...because he doesn't want me in pain....if I don't want to take them...well....he doesn't have to prescribe them!!! Yikes...I take them, I now take them...(after one day of trying to control the world...and winding up in pain..) All of the med. staff kept saying what a huge surgery this was...and how painful it is. WHAT?????? Ha...got news for them...they should have lived in this body before...it is so happy right now!! The knee and "Little" toe pain are GONE!!! (put those boning scissors away..the toe is saved!!) It just seems like huge amounts of meds. to me...but all is working - I told Dr. about the pain mgmt. Dr. and his miserly view on my pain med.....as well as the threat of pain med. vacation... Dr. thought the pain mgmt. Dr. was not the right kind of Dr....horrible man.

Seriously, I do hurt every now and then...hey, that is normal...I was in surgery for several hrs....screws, rod, cage...then in intensive care for four days and in the regular part of the hospital for 2 more days...I get tired...and I nap....and I eat and I am sooooo happy. I keep laughing...my Mom thought it was because of the "happy" pills...(drugs)... I told her no, it wasn't meds...it is joy...and that I made a decision to be happy and laugh...and laugh...because I am feeling so much better right now...
The Dr. tried to send me to rehab. home...but I was insistant that I come home to my house..
My hubby is the world's best PCA...has gone from engineer to patient care!!! What a good guy...he spent the entire time with me...slept in the room on a very small bed. He fixed up the back end of the Tahoe with memory foam and tons of pillows!! Got me home!! (had to hop backwards onto a small stool..then slide on plastic bag further into Tahoe...) All of the ideas to get me home were thought through...and this one worked so well!! Thank you all!!
My daughter, Mother and granddaughters had the house ready for me!! Hospital bed/walker/wheel chair...all ready for me to pop in and rest!

Gotta run right now...TIRED!! Take care...don't give up HOPE...keep it in your mind...
Love to all..

Leslie