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RitaR
03-29-2010, 02:49 PM
Well, believe it or not it's been 4 weeks since the day of my surgery. And, I have to say I feel pretty good. I'm getting lots of rest, still taking meds and using my walker - but all in all it's going pretty good. Slow, but good. I initially had a horrible time sitting up - 5 minutes was a killer. But, I can see a big change nearly every day now. Gets a little easier. If I get in too much pain sitting up, I just lay down for a few minutes - sometimes I fall asleep though. Ha! Then, I get up and sit in a chair again. I am pretty determined to overcome this. So, to all you who are getting ready to or have just had surgery - have a positive attitude and make yourself do your very best at overcoming this. It feels sooooo good to finally have this much behind me. I owe it all to my wonderful hubby, family, friends and, of course, my forum friends. It's like they say - every day gets a little easier. Promise.

Vali
03-29-2010, 08:24 PM
Hi Rita, good to see that you are doing really well. I was not allowed to sit for more than ten minutes at a time, It didn't bother me though, as i felt more comfortable walking around. Don't know if you remember, but do you re-call my post a while ago, where i said "its not a walk in the park but it's not that bad either" or something to that effect? Do you feel the same way now that the surgery is over? Keep up the good work! Best wishes.:)

RitaR
03-29-2010, 08:37 PM
Yes, Vali. I do remember your post. And, you're right. It's not bad; not nearly as bad as I had invisioned. Seems once I got home I was so much more comfortable. In my own bed, own food. And, from a week ago to now I have really progressed - I can sit longer now. Still get in quite a few naps, still taking the drugs and still using my walker as the legs are still a little wobbly - feel kinda like Bambi on her first steps. Ha! Yup, you were right. Thanks so much for the encouragement. You were very correct.

JenniferG
03-29-2010, 10:10 PM
Great news! Another one safely over the hurdle! :D

Shari
03-29-2010, 11:16 PM
Way to go Rita,
I am still in awe of those of you that are able to type on here so soon after surgery. Keep it up.

Thanks for the smile!!!:)
Shari

ADMoul
03-30-2010, 10:41 AM
Cheers to you, Rita. It will just keep getting better. Take it one day at a time!

jesscv
03-30-2010, 12:42 PM
congrats on the one-month mark....it only gets better from there!!

RitaR
03-30-2010, 01:01 PM
Yup, you're right - one day at a time, listen to my body and just take things as they come along. For those hoping to make it to this point, on the other side, soon - believe in yourself. Have a positive attitude - that's 90% of the recovery a positive attitude.