Morning @Mojo333. Got different antibiotics yesterday, xray to check for pneumonia and lab to check what I'm coughing up. Xray clear and waiting on lab report that takes 3 days. Going back to work tomorrow. Haven't had a full work week in a month. My dog is loving the extra days I'm home. You all take care, lots of respiratory infection out there.
I'm so much better! I hadn't realized how long I've been unwell. I've got my energy back and can't use it up. Blasted lefty keeps say " no I don't want to" like a tired toddler. I just smile thinking "You wait, your day's coming and you'll be out of me"
What was I thinking or better yet why wasn't I thinking!!! Got home from work, took Lucy to the dog park, picked up some beer and went to friend's house. We had dinner then out to the bar/garage. When I got up today lefty was screaming bloody murder. I've gone over last night in my head and realized I was standing at the bar not sitting as usual. #$^&##^$/(()!!!!! Well it's on me.
Well you sort of sound like me...I feel better....so vacuum house, dust, bend over many times....then wonder why my hip is catching again in a mean Charlie horse at the leg crease and I collapse in my glider and can't move. Then I tell myself, it's just tendonitis not the hip. Until I get this surgery over and at least 6 weeks of recovery, will I finally believe it's the hip...even tho my first meeting with a PT, after her testing all positions, she said it's your hip, and OS says it's the arthritis, all else looks not so bad, but I cannot do the laying down flat straight leg raise without wanting to scream, which my OS checks every couple weeks. He does not make me raise it but asks me to try, and I just can't.
Happy Mother's Day to all! Going to hang out with my mama today. Got my preop papers yesterday in the mail. All appointments on June 18th. Gotta remember to let doctor and hospital know I have heredity factor for blood clots. Didn't know this 3yrs ago. Noticed on the list of meds to stop before surgery that the meloxicam I'm taking is not listed. I was required to stop taking it 2 weeks before surgery. I'll remind them. Lawn mower man's helper weed wacked my poppies. Mower man brought me four new plants. This last respiratory infection worried me so I'm transferring over to a electronic device, it's going good. Next week I'll be done with cigarette. Take care all!
@julesglass nice that the mower man bought you some replacement plants.
Good luck on the kicking cigarettes, tough thing to do and you have to want it. I finally did it when I got thrown in hospital for 3 days for potassium levels. Had me hooked up to all kinds of stuff so couldn't sneak away. So when I got out decided to see how long I could go. A little over 3 years now. I wish you the best.
Julesglass I believe you can kick cigarettes. Some of us need a swift kick in the pants. A 95 percent Left Coronary Artery blockage did it for me. 5 years ago.. After I got out of the hospital ( it was overnight and a stent was placed) I put the butts in a garbage can and jumped in to stomp on them. Before then lectures were worthless. It was up to me.
Morning to all! We had beautiful weather yesterday. Sun, nice breeze and my guy friends taking down roof antenna that is destroyed. They're planning to install new garage door opener soon (I hope, I hope). I was out there planting my new poppies, putting a little bearer to prevent another destruction. I had so much fun being outside enjoying everything. As I and friend were talking we noticed a new neighbor out trying to mow with a push mower. One that has no motor other than you. His grass was too tall for mower to handle it. We've had so much rain it got away from him. Friend and I dug out my old mower and a unused gas can, took that over for him. It hadn't been run for about 3yrs so it took alot of huffing and puffing for him to get it running. Oh the smile on neighbor's face when it finally fired up. I worked on a glass project in the garage the remainer of day into evening. Of course I paid dearly for wonderful day. It was worth it. Antenna down, poppies in and smile on my neighbor's face. Today is just to rest, laundry and what dishes need done. It's all good even when it's not.
Can you hire anyone --students with help around your place--to clean up, maybe prepare meals? Oh seems like such a heavy load for you. Can friends help? I am sending you so many positive vibes. You have helped me tremendously and I am moved by your humanity. You should have all the help you deserve and if I could I would send you help. Is there any way someone can stay with you?
Afternoon to all of you. It's my turn to be down and out. Last week was bad all the way. Lefty gives me no break awake or sleeping. Lucy sleeps behind me in bed and she changed position and brushed lefty. Oh the scream lefty and I did. I looked forward to three days off. Went to friend's Fri night as usual had good time however sleep not happening. I planned to take Lucy to vet for annual shots, lefty said nope not happening. Took pain meds and tried to nap the morning away. That didn't work. Finally I got myself out in yard did a little trimming around some flowers, like ten minutes. I just had no gumpshun like grandma would say. Gathered cans at friend's house to give to sister-in-law. Not much sleep again last night. Got a glass project in the garage I've got to get done for a couple. Had since winter and now I'm less mobile so I got to push. Half done with one panel and it's twin yet to do. Friends did get garage door opener installed such a blessing. When my late husband and I planned the garage it was to house my glass work and his auto body which required a oversize bay door. So when the door opener was ruined due to my child it took everything to open. So nice to push a button again. I'm rambling cause I'm so tired and upset that I've missed out on getting more done on glass project. I'm now back in bed, pain pill taken wishing I could go with sister-in-law to her mom. She just called for me to ride with. Lucy is fidgety to go "some where". I usually take her with on errands. My house is still a disaster after getting my child and family out a year ago. Okay..... I know this will pass. I need to breath... we all have our times. I've always looked at times like this as " I've got to sit down" on the jounery to better days when it's overwhelming. That's when I sit and cry and let myself feel the pain of being without my husband, the one that could calm me to gather my strength to press on. Later today when I've cried it out I'll say " it's going to get better, so what if the house is still bad and he's not here. I'm okay, I'll get it done what I can." Five weeks, that's my next mile stone. I've done it before, I can do it again. I've been through worse, this is nothing. You all take care, let yourself cry. It's good and needed to release the pressure we are experiencing.
I am sorry you are feeling so bad. There are those days and times where it all just hits and it is overwhelming due to the pain. We all have had our turns to let it out. Luckily we have this place to release some of those feelings and we all understand the pain and frustration of not being able to do things or do them quickly or more due to the silly body part that does not want to cooperate.
You already know that this too will pass and you will get to the pain free state again. You have all of us for support and the countdown. Take care. rest
Thanks @leejaa. Folks around here don't get it though they're friends. I can vent to you all and not get straight looks. That's what makes this place special. Thanks again, I'm better now as I knew I would be. Fired up the grill, time for a special dinner! Steak and potatoe and grilled onion. Have a good one buddy
Have a good evening @julesglass, dinner sounds yummy. We just did burgers, pasta salad and baked beans. We both overdid it yesterday at our annual cookout that we host. Been a slow, restful day today. Warm hugs, we'll get to the things we need to and deal with the other stuff later.
@julesglass I’m right there with you. Every morning I wake up and feel the depression knocking. Pain really takes its toll. I try to get out and just do a lot of walking..it helps my mind. I take ambien at night to sleep. Being sleep deprived makes everything worse..mentally and physically. The ambien works for me. Some days the radiating pain is much worse (in inner legs,hamstrings and inner knees) than the hip pain..although groin pain is pretty constant. Some days pain not too bad. We will get through this. My inspiration is my sister in law. She was an avid marathon runner but had a major accident 7 years ago and became paralyzed from T5 down. The first few years was so tough for her but now she is amazing..so positive about life. We will get through this!!