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Surgery over & recuperating slowly πŸ™‚

Feb 22, 2020 9:32 PM

I thought i had let my brother & sister know I was discharged home last night. I found out this morning that I forgot! Lol Anesthesia brain is no joke! πŸ€ͺ

I'm doing well enough, not in the pain I was before but I do tire out easily. But I'm struggling with getting my words & sentences stated well πŸ₯΄. I ended up staying in the hospital 2 extra nights because my body developed hyponatremia, a very dangerous issue if not dealt with quickly. I dont know much else about it, but my fluid intake was restricted to 60 oz a day. Two doctors I've never met wanted to blame my water intake, about 120+ oz a day. Theres a high possibility that it wasn't helping but I've drank that way for over 5 years, as my sjogrens symptoms worsened.

On Monday I intend to notify my hip surgeon that multiple symptoms that, no surprise to me, can be caused by the meds they had me on. That explains my a new outbreak of oral candidiasis, or thrush; it's so bad today that it's now burning mouth! I also have blurred vision issues that I thought would have cleared by now. And then i saw "hyponatremia," So I'm like, yeah he's taking me off thre fentanyl patches!

I had a nurse assessment this morning from a Home Health company. They will be coming 5 days a week: therapist 3x & RN 2x. I'm doing well walking she said.

We did get the pathology report from my sister, and she does have cancer.πŸ˜ͺ But we are strong fighters & believe God will cure her. I hope you all are well! I'm about to fall asleep so I'll say goodnight to everyone, with hugs love & prayers!πŸ™‚πŸ’žβ€πŸ™πŸŒ·

Feb 23, 2020 5:22 AM

I'm glad your surgery went well. I'm sorry about the problems you're having. I hope you will continue to get better. I'm sorry about your sister's cancer. I'll be praying for you both.

Feb 23, 2020 8:03 PM

Thank you AnimalLover2. I think prayers are my strength right now. Hugs love & prayers for all! πŸ™‚πŸ’žβ€πŸ™πŸŒ·

Feb 25, 2020 11:45 AM

So glad that you are home and in less pain. I got my new phone hence my new title. So sad 😒 to hear of your sisters Dx. Praying for you both. Rest up. You did well. Time to get yourself stronger now. Take care and God Bless. β€οΈπŸŒ·πŸ¦‹βœοΈ

Feb 25, 2020 12:05 PM

Hi Welcome v bc ack pain warrior )))) hug to you and everyone here hug Shore)))))πŸŒˆπŸŒˆπŸ™πŸ™β€οΈ Have a nice day

Feb 25, 2020 8:48 PM

Thank you on behalf of my sister & our family. It's bad timing but we must go with the flow. And we are a family of fighters.

I had a beautiful day yesterday, until PT came. Even though I told her it hurt and I expected some discomfort, she push too hard. I awoke in tears at 2:00 am, unable to move my leg at all by myself. I was having spasms & cramps al down the left thigh , kneecap & upper calf. My hubby massaged pain ointment in all around, avoiding the incision, then put me on ice twice during the night. For every inch of progress I had gained, that therapist set me back a mile! I can't lift the leg by myself at all. I can't even bring it to a bent position y sliding it forward, backwards or sideways. When I do attempt movements it sets off cramps & spasms. I have spent most of today sleeping and resting with pain ointment &/or ice. OT came by & she only did an evaluation because she could see the condition I was in.

My hubby is really ticked, and I'm trying to figure out how to handle the PT Tech tomorrow. If she pushes she may get fired, because I've lost a whole week's progress. I'm not having a teach who doesn't understand the limits I have tell me they know best...not after last night & all day today. I plan to start & maintain slow & steady. I'm not a young person who has joined a fitness gym to slim down. I'm an older lady with many physical limitations and illnesses that restrict how hard & fast I can improve or move forward. I'm where I am now because these trained therapists who think they know best keep pushing beyond my abilities. Their "no pain, no gain" method is fine for young healthy people. And on top of that my doctor's having to reduce my meds strengths; I've been a sleeping zombies most of the day. We are waiting for insurance approval to go from 50 mcg to 12mcg pain patch. Unfortunately I'm about to doze off again, so goodnight to all. Hugs love & prayers it's a good one for all!πŸ˜˜πŸ’žβ€πŸ™πŸŒ·πŸ˜΄

Feb 26, 2020 8:00 PM

So sorry to hear your having so many muscle spasms etc. I hear you on the PT attitude adjustment needed. When I came out of the hospital they did the same with me. I was having similar problems with muscle spasms etc and I didn’t have serious surgery like you did. I laid down the law and told her I wasn’t going to do her exercises period! She looked at me called my PCP and thank God he must of told her to back off. He knows me well and he knows that I know my limits and wasn’t gonna allow her to bully me into doing more than my body would allow me to. Your the one in pain not them! Hope you can recoup and make progress forward instead of loosing precious time and suffering at someone’s ineptitude. Take Care! πŸ¦‹πŸ§‘πŸ»β€πŸ¦³πŸ’πŸ™

Feb 27, 2020 8:12 PM

Way to go! I hope your weekend improves healthwise. I'm laying under 2 blankets shivering and my house is a steady 68-70. Of course I just removed the ice packs. πŸ₯Ά My hubby & I did my exercises today, easier than the PT tech, but I'm still having rebound pain & spasms. Maybe it's the ctd? I see my doc on Wednesday so I'll talk to him them. I can't lift my left leg off the bed in a lying down position, nor can I lift it to match in place from sitting. I can lift it walking, and bend it at the knee. It seems really strange to me, but maybe it's the specific inner groin & thigh muscles that are to blame; the one's torn last year. I'm just taking it as easy as I can but doing the exercises I'm able to. Wishing everyone a very good weekend, with hugs, love & prayers!πŸ˜˜πŸ’žβ€πŸ™πŸŒ·

Mar 09, 2020 5:43 PM

I start my physical therapy outpatient tomorrow, 2x a week. That PT tech who was coming here set me back last week, and I cancelled my last session with her. I want to go slow & steady with no injuries this time; I dont need anymore setbacks.

My sister starts her chemotherapy on Wednesday. After 5 months they'll either do a lumpectomy or a mastectomy. Then that will be followed by radiation therapy. I know we are both trying to be strong for each other & our brother, but I know I'm scared for her & I can hear it in her voice too. I told her to stop reading everything she comes across. If I'd read everything about it and was told I needed it, I wouldn't be able to go through with the treatment after reading all the "woulds" & "coulds." Please keep her & our family in thoughts & prayers. We arent ready to lose another sibling yet; I haven't really cried or grieved for the sister we lost in January...I'm blocking. Hugs, love & prayers everyone is healthy, safe & has what you need!πŸ™‚πŸ’žβ€πŸ™πŸŒ·

Mar 09, 2020 8:30 PM

I will continue to lift both you and your family up in prayer. Sure are glad you ditched that PT that overworked you and caused muscle etc injury. I am very sorry that your sister has to go thru this but i know she wont be doing it alone. Youll be there for her.

Please be very careful flappsylady and everyone especially our older adults, that you take care of yourselves and guard against getting the Corona virus. Our age and chronic health issues makes us more vulnerable. My husband isa school bus driver and it seems every year i get the flu or some URI. Were both washing our hands more. Take care!

Mar 09, 2020 11:35 PM

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Mar 10, 2020 4:57 PM

Thanks Painwarrior & Shore.

Painwarrior you take care too. We are washing & sanitizing more than usual, but some because of my sister's low resistance due to cancer & chemotherapy. She told me yesterday that's she's lost 20 lb in 3 months. I worry more for her than myself right now.

Shore your wedding will be here before you think. Good luck on your diet singing. Hugs love & prayers this doesn't get much worse. πŸ™‚πŸ’žβ€πŸ™πŸŒ·

Mar 11, 2020 12:52 AM

FlappysLady81 I am glad to hear about the success of your surgery and you have progressed inspite of the over zealous physical therapist. Your family is in my prayers, your sister and her health challenges. My younger sister had a double mastectomy and cancer treatment. My older brother has and inoperable brain tumor. It seems that on top of our own illnesses our siblings weigh heavy on our minds and require our constant prayers. I've been going to outpatient therapy 2x weekly yet I had a bad fall this weekend. I hope you have therapist that understand your limitations and are sensitive and knowledgeable to your illness. So glad your husband is supportive and there for you. Will continue to keep you all in prayer.

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