Shann wrote:Barbie!!!Are you there? I'm praying for you and am pretty sure you had your surgery already. If only you had listened and gone back to Warsaw, I could be bringing you flowers right now.
For those of you who don't know Barb was born and lived for 3 years about 45 minutes from my house. It's a small world after all. She was one of the first people who welcomed me when I joined and we had the middle of nowhere in WNY connection.
My hip replacement surgery was last Monday, the 17th, and I'm doing well! My mom has been with me all week, (I went home from hospital the next day) and plans to return to her home this afternoon. I've really not needed her here with me, but it's been nice. This is a big surprise to me! We're not "best friends" or even into that mother-daughter relationship. But she is my mom, and I love her.
I've been on Coumidin due to the potential to get blood clots post- surgery. Last night, I began getting the nose bleeds, thus I'm awake now at 1:20 am. Will let the anti-coagulation department know when they contact me today. The lab comes to my home twice weekly to draw coumidin levels and then calls me with the dosage amount.
I'm also having physical therapy home visits twice weekly. I'm walking quite well with the assist of the walker, but I get very sleepy off and on throughout the day. My pain med is Norco, which is Tylenol and Hydrocodone. Tylenol already knocks me out, so get a double whammy with the combined medication. Expect to go off it shortly; I don't need it that much. I had a lot more pain prior to surgery!