@sistersinhim it looks like something I’ll bring home with me after surgery. I also need to ask about an ice machine, I don’t see it listed so want to be prepared with more ice packs if that’s the case. Doesn’t seem to be a CPM either, this surgeon is younger so he may not use them
Got my approval for surgery so big sigh of relief there. New fridge gets delivered day after tomorrow. In bad news though, my mom, who broke her femur in May, all of the sudden couldn’t walk again. Physical therapy graduated her with a bunch of hip exercises to do. She went for a MRI Thursday and we found out Friday she somehow tore every tendon ligament and muscle off her hip. I think she probably tore them initially when she broke her femur. Either the PT or something else she did tore them the rest of the way. Of course she can’t get in until tomorrow at the earliest and she’s getting the run around. I had to remind her we’re kinda in the same boat. I feel so bad for her but I also can’t do much to help. Sometimes the medical system is so frustrating. I don’t know why they didn’t check this all when she broke her femur.
Oh, your poor mama. I know you feel bad about not being able to help her, but you have to concentrate on helping yourself right now. Great news that you have whittled through the insurance company to get your approval for your revision!
Yes, generic Tylenol should work just as well. Often, the only difference is that the generic doesn't have a nice shiny coating that makes it easier to swallow.
Make sure you buy the Extra-strength Tylenol, with 500 mg in each tablet.
I really wish my mom were computer literate, I'd point her this way. We found out today when she broke her femur in May she also cracked her hip ball (don't know what it's called) and the bone has now died and shattered, so.... that's why she can't walk and it hurts. She met with the surgeon today and is now having her hip replaced September 22nd (2 days before I go in for my revision). They would have done it this weekend but want to make sure she gets appropriate testing because she has a heart condition as well as lung problems. I feel so bad for her but hopefully now that they know what is wrong she'll have a good outcome.
I'm so sorry to hear about your mother. I agree with you that sometimes the medical system can be very frustrating. But having the hip replaced should take care of her pain problem and allow her mobility again. Just be aware that if they do a lot of repair work on soft tissue tears, her recovery could be a bit more involved than just a straightforward hip replacement.