Well, I'm going to keep this post short today since my eyes are buggin even looking at the computer screen. And the red squiggly line of spellcheck won't leave me alone.
Wednesday – The Day Of Surgery
We had to be at the hospital two hours before surgery to get checked in and whatnot. So hello 5:30AM! I had to get into a lovely hospital gown and lay on the bed/stretcher until they wheeled me into the OR. I was stuck only once again for my IV, but it took a lot longer and that IV only lasted a half a day. Because I needed a new IV, I had to wait on my pain meds. Well, let's just say that it took until around midnight to get all my pain under control. Not a good day :(
Pain under control. Able to get in/out of bed to use the bedside commode rather easily. I asked to see a priest that day for confession. I figured that I may as well make good use of my time...so confession and communion that day for me. Thursday was a pretty good day pain wise and all other kinds of wise. I went home that afternoon.
I slept most of the day. Since I hadn't slept in over a week (I've been cat-napping), my body was really craving sleep. And the medicines I'm on definitely contribute to the lack of sleep.
Most of this day was also spent sleeping. I decided to shower Saturday night and this would prove to be my undoing! Not only did I get the bottom of my splint wet while showering, but I also lost my balance and came down on the newly operated foot and it's been hurting more ever since. I took off the big ace bandages that were on my splint and before replacing them with clean, dry ones, I took the hair dryer to it. My husband helped and we both agreed that the wet factor didn't really seem like much of a problem anymore. It was the increased level of pain that concerned me. I waited until the morning and called the on-call doc. He said for me to call the clinic first thing Monday morning because my doc may want to have my splint looked at and possibly get more x-rays taken.
So that's where I am today. Really tired...foot pain at a 6-7 pain level. And kinda worried that I fucked my foot's healthiness.
Anyone else out there a klutz like me?