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Radiogirl
01-03-2010, 09:13 PM
Were you able to go upstairs to sleep when you got home from the hospital? I'm wondering if I will be able to sleep upstairs in my own bed??? Are stairs very difficult?

Thank you guys for your answers!
Laura

LindaRacine
01-03-2010, 09:56 PM
Were you able to go upstairs to sleep when you got home from the hospital? I'm wondering if I will be able to sleep upstairs in my own bed??? Are stairs very difficult?

Thank you guys for your answers!
Laura
Yes, I had to go up 2 flights of stairs to get from outside to my living quarters, and I was able to do them right from the day I got home. The first day they got me up to walk, they also had me climbing stairs. It was exhausting, but not impossible.

--Linda

kt2009
01-03-2010, 10:07 PM
I was also able to do stairs on day 4. Sleeping upstairs is a blessing...that way you don't try to do too much downstairs! I would close he door and whatever happened downstairs...happened...out of sight, out of mind!

sillycoffeegirl
01-04-2010, 09:04 AM
i was actually gonna ask that. cuz the place where im gonna sleep right now is downstairs in a basement. so i was hoping stairs wouldnt be impossible

loves to skate
01-04-2010, 02:50 PM
Hi Laura,

The goal of my PT in the hospital was to be able to climb as many stairs as I would have to climb to get into my house and get to the bedroom. Otherwise, they weren't about to discharge me. If I at age 67 could do it, so can you. I know you are much younger. Good thoughts go out to you for a successful surgery and a fast recovery.

Sally

rich1752
01-04-2010, 04:01 PM
Laura, my physical therapist in the hospital asked me about my sleeping accomodations. I told her that my bedroom was upstairs, so she took me the stairs in the hospital and showed me the proper way to climb stairs. It wasn't hard. Logg rolling seemed harder for me then walking up and down the stairs.

rich

debbei
01-04-2010, 06:52 PM
I too was taught stairs before leaving the hospital. (as well as climbing in and out of a tub.) :) Once home the stairs were not a problem, although in the beginning, I always had someone with me.

Radiogirl
01-04-2010, 07:08 PM
Thank you everybody!!! That is really encouraging to know. I have no idea as to what I will be able to do and what I won't be able to do!!!

This forum is sooo helpful! What did the poor people do before the internet??? haha!!!

Laura

RitaR
01-04-2010, 07:22 PM
Hey Radiogirl: We share the same doc - I'm scheduled for sx in July. Long time away yet. How did you do postop with Dr. Lenke? I'm interested. I thought he was COOL and very professional and understanding, extremely knowledgeable and confident about his "fixing ways".....

Radiogirl
01-04-2010, 07:26 PM
Rita - OOOPS!!! I just realized I said my surgery was in 09...but it's 3/31/10...this year! In under 3 months!!! I better go in to my signature line and change that! haha! Anyway...I felt great about Lenke from the first time I met him. I am traveling from Cleveland OH to go to him. Not looking forward to the plane ride home, but I think it will be worth it to have him perform his magic on my back! :) I'll keep you posted. I go in Feb for my preop testing!

Thanks!
Laura

RitaR
01-04-2010, 07:30 PM
That's okay. I think we're all wishful at this point. I know I sure am! I think this will be my best summer ever (hopefully!) to be rid of this everlasting, enduring pain. Yeah, let me know. I have my preop on May 26th. Not looking forward to that day - sounds like a long day. But, let me know, any confidence boosters are welcomed by me....THANKS!!!

asccbodypro
01-05-2010, 02:31 PM
[QUOTE=Radiogirl;88975]Were you able to go upstairs to sleep when you got home from the hospital? I'm wondering if I will be able to sleep upstairs in my own bed??? Are stairs very difficult?

Laura,

I spent about 4 days down stairs in a hospital bed and HATED it. My husband was on the couch and every move I made...or tried to make :O) woke him in a panic. At that point, it was up stairs to the bed and I was sooo happy to be in it. I had a number of people say that a pillow top matress would be uncomfortable and sleeping in the same bed as my husband would be painful because if he moved in the bed I would feel it and it would cause me pain.

First, I never felt him move in our bed because it's a king size. Second, I felt so much better just being near him. The stairs probably will tire you out but it's good exercise. I used the hospital bed down stairs during the day just so I was around everyone. I was so sick at times and tired that the noise didn't bother me. Good luck and I wish you the best. I'm a little over 8 months post op and feel great. It takes some time but you'll get there!