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Discussion: Surgery

in: Carbons Offset; Carbons Offset > 2021-03-12

Mar 13, 2021 12:31 PM # 
I noticed you commenting on social media post-surgery so I assume all is well?
Mar 13, 2021 5:56 PM # 
Carbons Offset:
Thumbs are still intact ;)
Surgery went smoothly I believe. Had a minor meniscal repair while they were in there. I was expected to leave the hospital at 5 pm but the spinal freezing they gave me didn’t wear off until 11:30. They wouldn’t let me leave until I could pee to prove that everything was working properly but my bladder was still frozen for a long time. So that was a long wait and by the time the freezing came off, they hadn’t been giving me anything else for pain (I was expected to be at home and taking my own oxycodone by then) so that let the pain get bad before they finally gave me some drugs. Still those didn’t do enough because they let it go too far. That was a bit rough but I’ve now got the pain under control this morning. I’m optimistic that today will be good
Mar 14, 2021 3:31 AM # 
Yikes! Sorry you had such a lousy Friday night. :( Hope today went better.

I remember waiting with 'Bent after his knee surgery, hoping that his body parts would wake up and send him to the washroom so we could leave. Luckily, they were more cooperative than yours.
Mar 14, 2021 4:33 AM # 
Carbons Offset:
It wasn’t that bad, just a long patience game. When they first got me up to pee, my quads weren’t firing and it felt like my legs were going to buckle, so I was scared to stand at all. The nurse didn’t seem to grasp that and was encouraging me to try walking around to help everything happen quicker.
My new “nurse” brings me meals and climbs into bed with me to watch Netflix.
Mar 14, 2021 12:24 PM # 
I remember those days. I think I was luckier with pain though.
Recover fast!
Mar 14, 2021 2:57 PM # 
You have a great nurse!

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