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ADMoul
02-08-2010, 12:47 PM
:DAm going to try this one more time--keep getting booted off when I submit the thread. Anyway, despite being Dr. Lonner's blood loss queen, we're going home tomorrow. I am cleared for walking w/o the walker, have got my brace--somewhat bulky but if it keeps me from the second surgery, hell, I'll wear it on the outside! I actually have some appetite, pain at least during the day is under control. Have been up all day in a chair for the last 3 days, but once I get into that hospital bed, there's all kinds of wicked pain going on. Gotta keep track of those pain meds--can't count on staff to do it. My husband, who is a candidate for sainthood, is on his way home on the train, going to get his car and one of my girlfriends and then they'll come back to NY tonight in the car, pack me with pillows and drugs and try to beat the snowstorm home!
My room has been right off the nurse's station--been some really entertaining things going on--horrible patient and horrible staff behavior at times. Not easy for anyone whether you're the patient or the caregiver, but some people really need to get a grip and have a little consideration for the other person. Been an interesting education in how we treat each other.
Anyway, my cheers go out to all of you whether you're in pre-op anxiety or recovery--my life certainly switched sides in a week. Really looking forward to getting home, seeing my "fur children" and all of the snow!

mbeckoff
02-08-2010, 01:11 PM
Anne,

Have a safe trip .

Please let us know when you get home

MElissa

kt2009
02-08-2010, 03:18 PM
so glad u r on your way back home. Doing this via phone. 30 inches of snow here in No. Va. 10 more tomorrow. had to hike to a friend's house for heat for 2 days but my back made it through waist high snow. be safe on your drive home. Sounds like you're doing great!

JenniferG
02-08-2010, 03:25 PM
How exciting for you Anne! I hope the snow holds off for the drive. And yes, some of our partners are candidates for sainthood. I think for my partner and me, it has brought us closer. I'd always been so independent before so it was a lesson to me too. I've seen it written that this surgery can be life-changing and I tend to agree.

Jimbo
02-08-2010, 06:38 PM
I can relate to being placed right next to the nurses station. Very surprising that they are so loud about certain things. I used to scream at them to shut my door because they would always leave it open!

Your recovery seems to be coming along very nicely.

Jim

jrnyc
02-09-2010, 01:38 AM
Hey Anne
Congratulations...what a recovery journey! how terrific that you are healing so well! i told Sparky how well you are doing now, & he sends you happy woofs! :)

good to know dr lonner is as talented as we susupected all along!! i know he couldnt know about the bleeding in advance or even why it happened...all told i guess the outcome is amazing! and i know it will get better & better!

best of luck on your trip...i hope the bumps are minimal & that you beat the wicked winter weather that is coming! i am cancelling my NYC pain doctor appt for Wednesday due to the predicted storm path! am rescheduling for next week....

make it home safely with your sainted Brian! sounds like he is a true gem! so glad that you are going home...make it there safely! may you heal more & more each day!

take care
jess

debbei
02-09-2010, 06:35 AM
Good luck Anne,

I hope you make it home before the snow! I think you should; they're saying it won't start here till midnight.

Good luck with the drive and feel better!