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[THR] Trenna's recovery thread

Discussion in 'Hip Replacement Recovery Area' started by trenna, Mar 13, 2019.

  1. trenna

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    Hi everyone! I made it through so far I have no nausea,my mom says I have more colour.
    Surgeon told mom that my hip was absolutely riddled with arthritis but the bone was still good. I lost 250ml of blood.

    Had a spinal and a nerve block. I woke up once in the middle of surgery and again before I moved into recovery. I've got my ankle pumps going. Only got poked once for my IV. the anesthesiologist wrapped my hands in hot towels to wake up my veins.

    I'm still on oxygen and I'm cathed overnight because of the spinal.
     
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    Welcome back, Trenna. Hope you have a peaceful evening
     
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  3. trenna

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    Well the nausea kicked in so food is enemy number 1
    I have an ice picck.
     
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    Sorry food isn't agreeing with you, hopefully they can give you some anti nausea meds to help. Hoping you have a peaceful night.
     
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    Happy to see you done & dusted and your mom with you. Do ask for anti-nausea. Even if you can hold a bit of tea & toast might help you rest better.
    :flwrysmile:
     
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    Ohhh I am in absolute agony and there's still 2 hours until my next meds. I was given some ice and Tylenol.
    If 10mg of morphine doesn't work at 4,theyre gonna refer me to a pain specialist
     
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    Oh, poor trenna:sad:
    I hope they have worked out the proper cocktail of meds.
    I had a period of unmanaged pain and even though it was only about four hours, it seemed like all day.
    Hang in there...sending healing vibes your way!
    :console2:
     
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    Oh, so sorry to read how miserable you are.
    Prayers the nause settles and they get your pain under control soon.
    Don't forget the power of ice.
    Sending a hug :console2:
    @trenna
     
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    I have been icing, and I was finally able to get out of bed this afternoon, even if it was just to go pee and sit in the chair. The log leg is strong in this one. The physio helped me movebmyknee about because it was so still.
     
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    So I'm up and making short walks on crutches. The physio at the hospital completely agreed with me that I have a much better and balanced walk with crutches than I do with a walker.

    Right now I'm alternating an hour in the chair and an hour in bed. The hour in bed is when I hit my hip up with ice. I'm still having issues with pain, I guess I built up a bit of a tolerance to the pain meds because I was occasionally taking them for arthritis while I was off my NSAIDS.

    The hospital physio thinks I might be able to leave tomorrow evening or on Saturday. My surgeon visited me at like 10:30 last night. Said I was making good progress after a quick chat.

    I'm not massively bruised this time.
     
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    Sounds like progress to me! Hopefully they can get you a bit more comfortable with pain meds though.
     
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    Well, the pain management issue came down to the ortho floor being short staffed and a misread chart. There have only been 2 nurses for the day and afternoon shift. One of the nurses read that I had a dose at 2 but didn't check the mg I was given and wasn't due until 6,but they've been giving me a half dose every 2 hours since that seems to manage the pain better.

    I was given the extra dose of oxy that was missed as well as some toradol and just wrapped up in bed and let the meds do their thing for the last couple of hours. Apparently the look of pain on my face, convinced the afternoon nurse to double check my chart despite having 12 patients.

    My log leg is finally starting to loosen up with more activity. I think what really helped is when I had the physio manipulate my knee that had frozen up, and she gave me some light exercises to get my knee moving.

    This stay has been overall more pleasant, as my roommates guests only come once a day or every other day for a couple hours max, there has been no snoring in stereo and I got the bed with the window.
     
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    So sorry to hear about the missed meds and resulting pain. Sadly it could have been avoided.
    The good news is they seem to be managing your pain well now. Hopefully you're discharged tomorrow evening and will be able to rest easy in the comfort of your own home.
    I hope you have a good night. Thanks for the update.
    @trenna
     
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    I had to physically help one of my legs for a few weeks, and then some time after that intermittently. I'm glad yours seems to be resolving.
    I hope you are able to get home soon.
    Healing hugs my double hippy pal!:friends:
     
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    I'm free! I'll be discharged once my mom gets to the hospital
     
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    Woohoo! :happydance:
    Safe travels home.
    Let us know how the trip home went once you're settled in and resting comfortably.
    @trenna
     
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    The trip went good. I'm glad I only live a 15 minute cab ride from the hospital. Now I'm set up with my ice pack and the tv.
     
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    TV and ice packs are good things, or so I've been told! Glad you got sprung and are now home and chilling! :ice:
     
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    So glad to hear you are home.
    Two in two months:wowspring:

    Lots of healing happening so do keep all show and steady.
    Healing hugs, friend!:roseshwr:
     
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    Glad you are home. It was so much easier for me too once out of hospital and managing my own meds. The first three days were definitely the worst. Log leg is a pain but it will take its own time and get better in increments. Mine took about 10 days and the dressing gown tie came in very useful. I iced a lot, so much that our freezer ice compartment broke as was getting icepacks out constantly!
     
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