Saturday, May 28, 2011

Road to Recovery

Hello Grumpalumps,

I'm finally discharged. I was sent home last night so I can continue my recovery. It took a long time because the doctors had to be sure that my digestive system was working, and that I could control my pain without the IV meds.

My At-Home-Necessities:
- Cryo-Pak: A pressurized cooler that delivers compression and ice to my surgical site.
- Continual Passive Motion device: Bends my knee back and forth all day to prevent stiffness
- Two kinds of Oxycontin
- Crutches:  I'm non-weight bearing for at least 6 weeks.
- Ensure: Because I can't stomach full meals with real food :(




 Two incisions on my shins. Left one is the major surgery, right one is the screw removal.

 New IV site. I was stuck six times for IV placement during my stay because I have really small veins.
 
This is a nerve catheter on my hip. It's not for urination - It's for numbing the nerves in my leg so I don't feel pain.


Thanks for sticking with me, everybody!
I'll keep you posted on my progress.
Do you have any plans for this Memorial Day Weekend?

~m.m.

36 comments:

  1. 6 weeks of crutches, plus a cold knee sounds crappy. Hopefully you'll get solid food back soon.

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  2. what a trooper, you'll be fine soon!

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  3. glad everything went fine. hope you'll get better soon!

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  4. everything will be alright ;)

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  5. Thats a long time to be non weight bearing. Hope you have a speedy recovery.

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  6. ouch! hope you recover quickly

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  7. Oh snap.. But it's for the better good!

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  8. good luck! hope you get well soon!

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  9. Your feet are so taped in I thought they were missing! Good luck recovering.

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  10. good luck with recovering!

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  11. What the fuck did you do? Oo

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  12. Just a little while now, and you'll be all fine! Stay strong <3

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  13. Sounds like your on a road to a fairly quick recover, hopefully all goes well

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  14. Hope you get better! Having all that stuff attached to you must be hard

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  15. Oh god, looks awful. I hope you get better soon, looks very painful :(

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  16. i didnt understand why you are so damaged?

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  17. You must be going through a lot, hope you recover asap :D

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  18. oh man, ow
    at least you aren't stuck in the hospital anymore :D

    and i'm sure the oxycontin is a welcomed thing though, lol

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  19. glad to have you back! i just got back from a crawfish boil. hope those pain meds make it so you feel nothing. they were always the one thing about surgery that wasn't so bad.

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  20. damn man, get well soon. wish you all teh best

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  21. I think I'm really lucky to have gotten through life without any surgeries yet.

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  22. Aw I hope he gets better and better each day, i mean it :( take care a lot and stay cool :)

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  23. Heh, sticking. Needles... :P
    I just got back from camping, glad to see you are as okay as one could expect. At least you seem lucid. :P

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  24. thats fuckin wild im sorry bud

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  25. sounds real painful, hope you get better sooner than expected, Take care for now.

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  26. I've never heard of a nerve catheter...that's crazy! Get well soon

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