It's really been hurting more than I expected. Today at physical therapy, when they unwrapped it the wound was quite red & hot to touch. One of the pins had also come out a little & was red & a little ozzy. Being Friday, I wish they had had me go upstairs & have the doctor check it out. They just rewrapped it, put my brace on, told me to check my temp all weekend,keep it elavated & quite typing! I told them it was mostly one handed. I really got scolded for being to active. Heck I thought as long as it was above my heart I could walk the dog etc... Noooo! I'm suppose to take my pain pills & stay down til the 26th when I see the doc again. What a bummer. At least my hubby is being so wonderful. He waits on me hand & foot. So anyway don't know how much I'll be posting, but my thoughts are with you all. Mary :o)
Enjoy the down time and let yourself be a little pampered. Didnt you start PT? They didnt tell you what activities you could do on discharge from the surgery? You can still probably put a little ice on it to keep the inflammation down. Let your brother know I got his message and I'll try to call next week Wed or Thur. I have been crazy busy. I'm going out of town for a few days and I have been trying to get everything in order to have Monday off. Take it easy girl!!
Get your hubby to buy a bunch of good films and laze about watching the telly for a few days girl !! No dog walking for you Lady. No cooking, no cleaning, no unpleasant tasks whatsoever! Perfect excuse to do what YOU WANT TO DO NOW!!!
Please take it easy, and don't type too much. You are soo sweet to have answered my Q about my daughter, now type less!
Your Irish/Yank pal,
Just read your post. What surgery did you have? Something sounds amiss.
'Red and hot to the touch and one of the pins had also come out a little and was red and a little oozy' does not sound good.
Did the doctor check this out? Keeping an eye on the temperature is not a good thing. I am sorry I missed the details, I tried to read your posts but could not find anything out about your surgery. From the sounds of this, you should really have the doctor check this out. How long before you started moving around? Please tell me... you are ok?
That sounds like your going to need medical attention before the next appointment. Your pin will have to be fix again and that redness and oozing sounds like infection. If you get worse Mary don't wait. Go see a doctor. Otherwise try to enjoy your rest with your husband and dog. Take care.
Thanks again for all your concern. To madman, I am fairly healthy. I left the diabetes & HBP for my husband Ha! I do have severe osteoporosis which is going to cut into my healing time. I also have severe osteoarthritis, 2 lower failed back surgeries 5 compression fractures & chrontic pain. I am always having broken bones.When the left hand heals, I have to have the right one done. I am right handed so you all won't hear from me then I'm sure! The swelling is down some from just elavating & relaxing in the recliner, it's just so boring. Makes me want to sleep all day. They want me to do this until the 26th, which is the next doctors appt. It better be bad weather or may have to get the recliner outdoors! Have a case of Spring fever too.Thank you again, my last temp was 95.6 degrees so going down. Not as concerned. Mary
hi mary , just reading your posts again and i realize what a fine person you are to have so many friends. i was just wondering ... what kind of dog do you have... and is it as spoiled as my dog. Just lays there with his feet in the air and that silly grin while i rub his belly, what a life. my marty is a 3 1/2 lb yorkie mix, i swear he must be yorkie and human . i hope this finds you feeling like going out and picking flowers. Terri Dortch
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