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Finally back home with internet service....
Sunday, May 30, 2010      11 comments

I was in rehab from last Monday until today (Sunday) so it was only 6 days and I am home. I had only one complaint about the rehab facility....they didn't have wifi. So I have not Sparked since last Sunday or Monday. My sense of time ha... Read more
the fog is lifting...
Monday, May 24, 2010      5 comments

I noticed my blog this a.m. had a few errors regarding which day I was talking about.....My memory is getting better. Apparently the memory problem is due to anesthesia and narcotics (love those narcotics). I was having the severe pain and pro... Read more
Yesterday was not a good day...
Monday, May 24, 2010      13 comments

The pain block in my leg was discontinued today and I had a lot of pain...also had upset stomach and oxygen saturations were lower than usual. I spent a lot of time in bed and getting up is painful. I hope today is a better day. PT went well ... Read more
I thought I remembered, but I didn't
Saturday, May 22, 2010      8 comments

It hurts a lot more than I remembered. I think I progressed faster last time...I don't remember it hurting this much..stiff upper lip.....I know I will get better soon....gotta work hard at rehab... Last night I didn't sleep more than an h... Read more
Today's the day...knee replacement....
Friday, May 21, 2010      12 comments

I am thirsty already and it is only 6:00 a.m. and wishing I could have coffee, too. I still have to pack my bag and make sure I have all the things ready that I need to take with me to the hospital. My friend who is driving me will bring m... Read more
slept in until 5:30 a.m., tomorrow hopefully until 9:00 a.m.
Thursday, May 20, 2010      5 comments

Changing my sleep schedule. Last time had the other knee done was always up at my usual 4 to 5:00 a.m. walking the halls and trying to find COFFEEEEE... If I change my sleep schedule it should help with that problem, I hope. I also might have ... Read more
Last day at work before LOA
Wednesday, May 19, 2010      6 comments

NOW I am getting excited. I can go swimming one more time before my leave at the therapy pool. I really need to do this as yesterday I did not clock any exercise time and my legs are aching. I am up early enough to have a short spin on the re... Read more
A great day...
Tuesday, May 18, 2010      5 comments

I am getting the last minute things done. Found I need to be n.p.o. from midnight even though my surgery isn't until 2:45 in the afternoon. I suppose they will put in an iv so I don't dehydrate too much. That's a long time without food or wat... Read more
2 days without Lasix; 2 days without allergic skin reaction....
Monday, May 17, 2010      5 comments

I feel relieved to know why I had burning arms that sent me with a panic attack to the ER. I also had 4 more days of suddenly having my arms, face, neck and who knows what else turn red and itchy. Definitely am calling internist today to get a... Read more
Slept well last night..good weigh-in this a.m.
Sunday, May 16, 2010      10 comments

Lost 2.6 lb since yesterday morning. I think the gain was partly due to discontinuing diuretic but also watched sodium intake. Feeling rested this a.m. and so will get busy doing some laundry and packing for my hospital and rehab stay. I prob... Read more
Not taking Lasix....no rashes today....
Saturday, May 15, 2010      4 comments

I plan on skipping the Lasix dose again tomorrow and seeing if I have no rash again. It was nice that I didn't have to take Benadryl to get rid of the hot red rash all over my arms, face and neck like I did three times this week at work. ... Read more
Possible Lasix (diuretic) allergy....
Saturday, May 15, 2010      6 comments

I had my ambulance ride to the ER last week on Monday...because of burning in my arm then both arms....then 3 times since then I have had my arms turn red and face, neck, etc. with itching. I treated myself the last 3 times with Benadryl and ha... Read more
One week to knee replacement....
Friday, May 14, 2010      6 comments

A week from now I will be NPO from midnight. Surgery is not until 2:00 p.m. and the instructions from the hospital say I don't have to be n.p.o. quite that long. I will double check with my doctor's office just in case they don't agree. A fri... Read more
Knee replacement in 8 days. Whoo-hoo!!!
Thursday, May 13, 2010      4 comments

Getting nervouser but trying to remember that to-do list. Got an Rx written by my internist for the gym membership hold but it was not written correctly. I will have the orthoopedist's office do that instead. Have to talk to them also about t... Read more
9 days to knee replacement surgery....
Wednesday, May 12, 2010      7 comments

Gotta pack my bags and get that to-do list done. Still need to preregister at the hospital. Getting things taken care of. This weekend will be straighten up the house and last minute shopping for supplies. I have taken the day off the day be... Read more

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