21 April 2009

Surgery Update...

It's a bit of a rough go -- there were three procedures altogether. Trim and repair torn meniscus, replace anterior cruciate ligament, smooth damage done by rheumatoid arthritis to the large bone in the lower leg -- it's the last that is causing the most pain. And the pain meds are making me sick.

Anyone got some cheese to go with my whine? LOL


Pattee said...

I wrote on your facebook and I'll say again...
I'm sorry your in so much pain. I hope you'll start to heal soon.

michelleK said...

Sends a good bottle of aussie red and a tasty cheese platter.

I have only seen someone go through a knee reconstruction and it wasn't pretty. Wishing you all the best in your recovery Dawn.

<3 Michelle

Sprite said...

awww! I have some cheese for ya :) I hope you feel better & heal very quickly! I had foot surgery recently so I can kinda feel your pain :) Try to get lots of rest, sleep heals!

Be well, stay well.

Coach Z said...

It sounds as if you are doing as well as can be expected. Sending you vibes for speedy recovery. I am not a doctor but I thought I would share this with you:

Pain medicine may sometimes cause nausea or vomiting. These symptoms usually pass in a few days. Until then, it is often helpful to take a medicine to prevent nausea. Make sure you doctor gives you a prescription for this.

Taking your pain medicine with food will help decrease nausea.

Try to limit your intake to clear liquids when nauseated.

Also, pain medicine can cause constipation with can also cause or increase neusea. Taking a stool softener might help!!

But really, call your Doctor and ask because you should be as comfortable as possible. Sending you smiles.

Sue said...

oh dear, your description made me shudder! Dawn, I hope the pain lessens quickly, especially if you can't take the meds to help alleviate it.

Lori Metcalf said...

I hope you get feeling better soon. Sorry to hear that you are not doing well. Chin-up though I'm sure it will get better soon.

Debb said...

I sure hope you get better soon. I have rheumatoid arthritis all through my body and here laterly my hips have been killing me. Getting old is no fun, to bad we can stay young . Sorry no cheese can't kept in the house they like it to much. This will show my other blog don't know why it doesn't show my halloween one.

Patty Benedict said...

Hi Dawn
Hope your feeling better ASAP!! Nice art on the STJ site.
Bugs & Hisses

Betty BeadBug said...

Whine away...you deserve it. I have never had surgery on my knee, but I have injured it. The pain alone is enough to make you sick.

DawnS/Oddfae said...

Thanx for all the good wishes, everyone!

Ayala Art said...

I hope you are better today!

Artgalcrafts said...

Hi Dawn I cant imagine what that op must have been like, altho had to watch my very talented daughter go thru it, The meniscus part mainly.
You will come right as she did, but take the time to recover and whinnnnne---- as much as you like, It may help the healing process. Get it out gal you deserve it.
yes some good Aussie cheese would certainly help.LOL
Loads of popcorn was all my D wanted while laid up LOL.
Hugs from