Wednesday, June 26, 2013

2 Weeks Post Op

Hospital Day 1 Rick and I met Heather at Clearview Medical Center.  at 6:30 am.  I was called back pretty quick.  Dr came in and informed me that he had prayed for me and was very encouraging. I went to Operating room at 7:30 and when they put the oxygen mask on that's all I remember..

Woke up from anesthesia with oxygen and CPS machine on.  Moving my leg up and down.  I had a button I could push as often as needed to get .25 of Dalotted.

Dr said there was allot of Synovitis which is inflammation caused from Lupus. They had to do a lot of cutting that out, as well as the arthritis and trimming bone and fitting knee.

I had some Ginger ale and was taken up to my room about noon....I think...

I was able to remove the oxygen and settled in.  I never thought the pain would be this intense...horrible.. In the first hour I hit that button 160 times but only 11 of them actually gave me meds.. Ha... The nurse said she had never seen that high of number in all her years....ha....

I had a major panic attack a little later in the day..I was hot but cold...I was breathing fine but felt like I couldn't  breathe. My head was roaring and I couldn't hear good. The pain was horrible.... It was a night mare...Rick helped me through it...

I found when the grand-babies showed up I felt so much better.  We shared dinner and that was nice.  They stayed an hour or more and I was getting sleepy so they left.  Rick got me all settled in I went to sleep and he went home.

When they did my vitals during the 9:00 pm hour my oxygen level was 82 it's suppose to be over 95. My blood pressure was 57/48.  They put me back on the oxygen and I have to suck that ball thingy 10 times every hour.

It's 9:30 pm now. First evening.  My leg is going up and down on the machine.  I'm watching The Voice.  And I'm very tired.  Praying for a good nights sleep.

I haven't felt like blogging until today. 1week later.  1 week of endless pain, helplessness and unbelievable that this has been so painful.

2 weeks out....better but been basically doped up with Percocet and Valium round the clock since surgery..

Last Friday started in home  PT and yesterday I got my 20 Staples out.  I am doing in home PT 3 times a week for the next 3 weeks then out of home PT not sure....according to Dr. I can get in the pool on 4 the of July weekend...we will see...Right now still using my walker to get around.  The  trip to the Dr sucked out all my energy.  I did get back on all my Lupus meds and I slept better last night than I have since surgery.

That's all I've got now.  With intentions of writing everyday this is all I have for 2 weeks...who knew????

Isaiah 40:31
“But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk and not faint.”

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Countdown to Knee Replacement

Countdown to complete right knee replacement. On June 10th Clearview Regional Hospital at 7:30 am with Dr. Michael Smith, Orthopedic Dr.

Memorial Friday knee horrible and Saturday morning. Iced it

 Sat night swollen glands under left arm. Hurt all day Sunday 26th but did go to church .

 Wednesday 29th headache all day.  Good knee day.

7 Days till surgery Monday Pre op at Clearview  took 2 1/2 hours.

Had a pretty good week prior to surgery.  Tried to do a chore each day to have my house clean when I get home.

Wednesday swollen glands and hurt under right arm.

Thursday night itching all night, ugh!!! Vaseline spray lotion in the can really helps.

This is Sunday the day before my surgery.  Had to rush out of Sunday School class due to upset stomach.  Had to leave and come home....Hope to feel better because we are suppose to be having lunch with friends....

To avoid infection I have to sleep on clean sheets right out of the dryer tonight. They gave me special cleansing stuff for shower tonight then another shower again in morning.  Then put on fresh clothes out of dryer.  All in efforts to NOT get an infection.

Nerves are on edge... Fear of the unknown mostly but I know God is in control.
He knows.  He holds my hand.  He is in control.

My Orthopedic Dr is suppose to come in and pray with me before my surgery.  Is that awesome or what?!?!?

Will update when I start feeling better after surgery. Until then I appreciate all of your prayers. Thanks friends.