@Onestepatatime -- glad your interview went well!! I know what you mean about the drain of putting on a suit, make up, etc. I remember being exhausted before I even left the house. Take care of yourself tomorrow!
Thanks @Layla!!! I'm doing pretty well and have been meaning to check in with everybody here. Work has been crazy, trying to make up for basically having 4 months off with all the medical stuff last winter/spring. I'll post an update with the highs and lows soon!
I slept on the couch the first two weeks. For some reason it felt more supportive than my bed. But if you have a low couch, be really careful getting up so that you don’t bend at too sharp of an angle.
Hi @PetMama. So sorry you had such a crappy hospital stay — I feel for you, having been through something similar. But now that you’re home, put that behind you and let the healing begin!
Welcome @CLS! I second Layla’s suggestion to get a leg lifter loop to help you get in and out of bed. Also don’t forget to engage your abdominal muscles when moving your legs around — helps take the stress off your back.
Hello and welcome! 10 weeks out and I’m STILL sleeping on my back — it just became a habit. I have a couple of medium density pillows that I put under each knee.
Isn’t it cool watching the improvement each day? It slows down eventually, but those early days (frustrating as they sometimes are)...
@Ptarmigan, this is so true! I have played around with it and found that not drinking enough h2o and not getting enough sleep will cause me to gain weight, all other things being equal.
@CPH, good work with your healthy eating! I am sure it is helping your healing and your body is happier!!
Thanks for the update @Hip4life (and @lotusbuds). So encouraging for those of us earlier on. Tomorrow is my 10-week anniversary and I have been feeling really frustrated due to stiffness and scar issues. Nice to get a reminder that there is still a whole lot of healing to be done.
@Tarajeane and @Marvin L, those transitional pains are to be expected. Still so early in our recovery! I'm have that pain and stiffness for a while when I first wake up. It gets better for me as the day goes on.
Been there. Although it is neither pretty nor modest, I've found the best way to get up from a low toilet when away from home is to have someone (or someones) help me up. Using the walker to pull yourself up runs the risk that you will violate 90 degree rule, or do something worse like fall.