- Nov 26, 2018
- United States
my surgery was Jan 29th all went off without a hitch. Which was one of the coldest days in ND .My plan of coming home the same day didn’t work out but was home about 1:30 on the next day (30th) I’m glad I did it when I did because some of those scheduled on the 30th had theirs canceled because an air vent in the surgical area froze up! I have been dealing with a lot of nausea,swelling and getting my blood thinners back to a therapeutic level. The nerve block wore off late on the 2nd day home. Was told by os and pt not to worry about exercising because of all the swelling: I am able to put my full weight on it and walk around the house. I mastered my 2 stairs easily. My biggest issue is this nausea which makes it hard to eat. I get light headed quickly. Everyone was so worried about constipation and giving me colace and prune juice but I have the opposite issue so many trips to the bathroom! My pain has been manageable with elevation, icing, extra strength Tylenol Celebrex and in the evening 10/325 hydrcodone followed up with 50mg tramadol a couple hours later: sleeping well for now. My follow up is Feb 13 as well as first session of PT . Even though what I am going through is tough. I even came to while they were stitching me up and let them know rather loudly and in the next couple of seconds I was out again. I had a great nursing staff that was very attentive. Bottom line is waking up without that arthritic pain is wonderful and this too shall pass. Thanks to all my bonesmart groupies for the wonderful advice now and for the days to come!