Yes, yes it’s good to be home except for the fact my hospital bed was 100% more comfortable than any piece of furniture in our house. My lower back is killing me along with my other knee and my right knee definitely feels like it’s on fire 90% of the time. Nothing is better than hospital meds. At least I’m home and recovering even if it looks like it’s going to be a slow one.
I’m just going to go with a list for this post. I’m not really sure what it’s representing so let’s go with ‘Things I’ve Learned From Surgeries’! Yep, sounds good.
1. Narcotics make you constipated. I’m not even going to lie or try to weasel my way around it… You don’t poop. It’s uncomfortable. You have to take laxatives or you’ll find yourself back in the hospital for a whooooole different – and awkward – situation. How people get addicted to these… I’ll never know. No regular poops = not a happy Lauren.
2. Speaking of medication, I’m taking hydromorphone which is the third strongest drug they can give you. Again, I have no idea how people get addicted to these because they make me feel anything but euphoric. I’m having a hard time eating meals because my stomach wants to reject food annnnnd I’m still in excruciating pain. I wish I could just stop taking them, but I’m afraid to see what the pain is like when I’m off of them. :shocked:
3. Make a cave for yourself somewhere in your house. Make sure to store snacks, candy, water, electronics, and other necessities. You’re not going to be able to shower for a few days so it’s better to stay in your cave for the rest of your family.
4. If you want to carry coffee from the kitchen to your cave, stuff a bag with stuffing essentials, such as newspaper, and either hold the bag in your teeth or hold it between your fingers while you crutch to your cave. If you have nice carpets, use a deeper mug. Just in case.
5. My mom bought me this beauty. Now I can hold my water bottle, pills, and phone in style. 😉
6. Snacks have become my best friend because my stomach doesn’t like heavy food right now. This really isn’t a problem for me anyway because I’m a snacker at heart. Also, I have no patience to stand and make myself a meal because, well, it’s too painful. Convenience is where it’s at right now!
6. This is totally not surgery related but to anyone else who got a Kona Kase this month, please tell me you ate these cashews all at one time. Seriously, once you start there’s no turning back. Brown sugar and rosemary cashews… You are delicious.
7. Whenever you’re near a bathroom… GO. You’ll be mad if you sit down and realize you have to pee two minutes later.
8. Although you’re laying on the couch all the time, your body needs food. You won’t gain too much weight in one month. And repeat as needed.
9. Read lots and lots of blogs.
So here are a couple of essentials for surgery recovery. I hope you had a great weekend!
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