Six Days Post-op, I’m On The Mend

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I cannot believe it’s been six days since my surgery, but here we are again it’s almost Tuesday. I have not been doing much, reclining in a chair, watching a lot of movies…today’s big feats were getting dressed, physical therapy, and making oatmeal cups so I’d have easy, microwaveable breakfasts every day.

Last Monday, Whishey must have known something was up,she would not leave my side, even sat under the Christmas tree which is right next to my makeshift desk right now, aka, the dining table.

All I want for Christmas is my puppy dog….

My therapist says I look really good and despite how I’m feeling, which is weak, tired, anxious and like my heart is beating to hard, I’m doing better than most at this stage. I didn’t even take a pain pill yet today, just a muscle relaxer and an Alieve. I might need one soon though as I have been up and down several times in the last hour and now I’m hurting a little bit. Maybe after supper….

i know Dave is right and I need to slowly wean myself off the hard pain pills-although all I got was Tramadol, that’s not even a narcotic is it? Anyway, I don’t like how they make me feel, so I’ll be off them soon. Problem is, the more I move around, the more careless I become-thinking I’m all back to normal when I’m not!! Don’t tell anyone, but I even got on the stepladder briefly to reach some chips…btw, I can’t not reach over my head or I’d be in the chair all day. EVERYTHING is over my head, lol.

I just wanted to bring everyone up to speed, I’m on the mend and we’ll see what the doc says about me come Friday. Happy Monday y’all, oh, and don’t think I’m at my desk as I write this, I’m not. I’m in the recliner with a lap tray and my iPad. 😊

15 Replies to “Six Days Post-op, I’m On The Mend”

  1. I’ve been taking Tramadol since my back surgery. I wish I didn’t have to take it but it does help. Lately I have been reading that this medication is more additive than they first thought it would be. Good luck with your recovery.

  2. Quit reaching over your head girl! That’s what hubby is for! Good to hear your mobile though, what exactly did you have done? You probably told us but I’m getting old and my memory is fading lol.. Oh, and Tramadol is going to be on put on the Schedule 1 narcotic list here in Canada, so it is considered a major drug!

    1. Well I’m pretty much weaned off of it now except for when I go to bed still taking the muscle relaxer and Alieve as needed and I’m 4 foot nine I can’t help but reach over my head that’s where everything is LOL! Hubby isn’t home during the day he’s working.

  3. Thanks for the update! Been praying for speedy and FULL recovery!!! I’ll add “pain free” to that! 😁

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