Thursday, April 8, 2010

Sunshine Days and Swollen Feet

Still on Bed Rest...so don't be expecting much excitement from this post..LOL..no really don't. ;)  I do feel that since that this is a blog about dealing w/ the process of Hip Pain and Hip Surgery the way I feel post surgery is  important info for my fellow hippy's out there and it will let my friends and family in on all the excitement that has been going on in my life...seriously I am trying not to be sarcastic.......trying ;)

Well one good thing is that Mother Nature has given  New England a huge April surprise...very warm weather....(90 degrees today) just the gift I needed, because since I have a back porch that is accessible by crutches and where I can also put my wheelchair (w/ help) I have been able to join the outside world by sitting outside...which has been FABULOUS...but the one thing I have realized that there may be some repercussions from all my "sun bathing".   Sitting for extended periods of time in my wheelchair has caused my right foot to swell up and now it is even tender to touch it and hurts to walk on it...not good because I am partial weight bearing on crutches ..I also have swelling in the the posterior side of my hip/incision area .  I just got off the phone w/ my visiting nurse and she told me to elevate my "bad" foot and ice both swollen areas.  She also told me to take my temperature (which I did..97.6.. so all is good) So now I am going to keep an eye on it just to make sure there are no blood clots (that would be the concern at this point).  I also just took one of my prescription Ibuprofen (w/ milk she said that would help my belly deal w/ that med)..  So now I am propped up and iced up and hopefully will have a less swollen foot and hip tomorrow. :)


Lesson Learned..Mother Nature is a temptress ...just kidding....everything in moderation..the better plan for me would have been to sit for a short time/ walk w/ my crutches/ then rest on the bed w/ my leg propped up and then go back out again..like I was advised...but then again when do we get days like this in April ;)

6 comments:

  1. you're awesome Sarah!! Thank you for sharing your post-op feelings with us.... and Sarcasam IS allowed!! haha..... i love your sense of humor... keep it... thats what you're gonna need to get you through this. :) I love ya girly and i'm glad that you've been able to get some sunshine the last few days!! xoxoxoxo

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  2. awwwww Thank You Krystal!! Definitely laughing at the situation helps as well as all my amazing support I have gotten from my HIP CHICKS..Love ya to sweetie!!! xoxo

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  3. Yes a sense of humor is very important i have one similar to yours it seems especially when it comes to the medical stuff lol I hope your foot and hip get better. keep it elevated even though its not fun lol I am still waiting to see what my next step is it is such a long process

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  4. Thanks Jenny..I always say if I don't laugh at all this than I am gonna cry ;)Wait till you hear what happen to me this weekend...but I am saving it for my next blog post..lol. keep me updated on what's going on w/ you! and it is def a looooooooooooooooooong process

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  5. Interesting blog. It would be great if you can provide more details about it. Thanks you.
    Feet Swollen

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  6. thanks Palani...what other info would you like me to provide...I am happy to answer any hip ?'s

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