View Full Version : Anyone have news of Melissa?

05-13-2010, 09:00 PM
I've checked back a few pages and can't find anything. She must be three weeks post-op by now?

05-13-2010, 10:24 PM
Good question, Jennifer. I've been wondering too. Haven't really heard since very early on, I think. Janet

05-14-2010, 02:37 PM
I've been checking regularly too and wondered the same thing. I hope she is doing great and can let us know soon how she's doing!

05-14-2010, 03:25 PM
I've been wondering too. Thanks for bringing it up Jennifer. I do hope she is doing well.

05-14-2010, 07:54 PM
Her surgery was on May 4th. Its been 10 days.....

Im sure we will hear from Melissa or her daughter soon.

I know I couldn't sit at a computer for a long long time.

05-14-2010, 08:52 PM
Oops! I was a bit out with my time-span. :o

Yes, I remember sitting at 10 days was no fun.

05-16-2010, 01:26 AM
If you can't sit, what do you do? I know (I hope, I hope) that standing becomes much easier - speaking as someone who needs a walker now - but surely you can't stand all THAT much.

Does that mean you mostly lie down or what?

Sorry, this was (and IS) Melissa's thread. I hope she's mending smoothly. It must be such an enormous adjustment - and so much pain!

05-16-2010, 06:26 PM
I understand complete your frustration with not being able to sit very long believe me. When I came home fro the hosp after surgery I was unable to sit longer than just a few minutes myself. I would literally time myself and make myself sit longer and longer each time. Eventually it got to the point where I was able to sit at the dinner table with everyone else. That's when I knew I was getting somewhere. But, it took time. And, I was the most impatient person. I would literally sit for a few minutes and go lie down. Lying down was my salvation - nearly painfree when I was lying down. Then, when I'd get painfree lying down, I'd make myself go sit up for a while. It was a huge game - bless my loving mom and hubby to death, they made it worth while. They made it seem okay and told me repeatedly that it would get better and better. And, they were right. I didn't think they'd be right, but they were. Friends would come over to visit and I'd be able to sit for a while then I'd just have to excuse myself and go lie down. Friends would just follow me down the hall and bring a chair to the side of the bed. Guess they weren't done talking with me yet..... Ha! Trying to think of things to keep your mind off of it was what I used, also. And, lots of naps. Still taking naps when I need to and my surgery was Mar 1st. Hope this helps.

05-16-2010, 06:33 PM
Rita, how much can you sit now?

Thank you for writing!

05-16-2010, 06:53 PM
In regards to sitting. I am 4 weeks post op and am finally able to sit a good part of the day. I have pain, but I am trying to push through it. We had a hospital bed put in our living room so I could be a part of everyday life. This helps when I have to lie down. After lying down for a bit, the pain goes away and I start sitting again.
Hope this helps!