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djkinkead
09-24-2011, 09:56 AM
Met with the Surgeon's main PA and the incision is looking good.

I asked about a plan to get off hydrocodon-acetaminophen so I could drive once in a while. She suggested that on a part of the day that I wanted to drive to take Tylenol for that timeframe and then use the prescription stuff the other part of the day. So, that is what I am trying today: Tylenol in the morning...

Still had to sleep after getting up early and doing a few small tasks. Drinking caffeine tea now to try to wake up.

The Tylenol is doing okay--still hurt, but manageable.

The PA gave me some breathing exercises to do: Take a big breath and hold it for 10-15 seconds (as long as I can), and then repeat 10-20 times.

I am also still suppose to work with that breathing monitor aparatis...my goal is to get to 1500...I guess I have lousy lung capacity.

Otherwise, she did not recommend any other PT.

kennedy
09-24-2011, 01:16 PM
that great news from your appt

JenniferG
09-24-2011, 04:07 PM
Sounds like you're doing great. I hope the breathing exercises help. Keep up the good work!