I'm home! I'll be perfectly honest and say that was a week that I never care to repeat again. Nasty.The surgery went fine and no complications..... but the post op pain medicines that are opiate based did me in again. So a two to three day hospital stay turned into five days.
We knew what opiates I had intolerances to and so built a plan around what had worked okay last December. Until they failed me as well. I was running out of options for pain control fast. Finally they listened to me about what was given to me for pain control way back in 2001 when I had my first hip replaced and they found it and gave me some.
Lo and behold.... it worked!
I felt much better after that and things progressed normally. All this kafuffle has put me behind on the physiotherapy plan though. I'm doing what they gave me to do in the hospital but its hard to make a leg bend that looks like a dead swollen pig. Just keeping it moving seems part of the battle. The swelling is normal and I hope that as when some of that slowly reduces I can get more 'bend'. I see a physio next Tuesday.
So this will be my view for the coming Canadian Thanksgiving weekend:
... and I finally feel like I have my mental faculties back to attempt some hand sewing of hems.
Bye for now....