I tried to cut down on the Percocet while I slept last night, but as you can imagine, my leg is still quite sore, and it didn’t go well :(. I’m back up to full dose for now. I think once my bandages come off in a few hours, that it will feel better, but we’ll see. I made the mistake of taking 1 instead of 2. I think the next time I try, I’ll take them 6 hours apart instead of 4 hours.
Now that I can take off my dressings, and check my skin, I can run the cryo-cuff constantly, and safely!! Maybe this will help with cutting down the pain meds.
I almost passed out when we took the dressings off, even though the blood had all dried. I guess I’m just a total wuss, or was in minor shock.
J helped me change my clothes and gave me a sponge bath! It feels so nice to be semi-clean again!
I got my shower stool in the mail today, and figured I was over-due for a real shower. It was not as easy as I hoped, especially with how sore my hamstring was once I took the brace off! But I managed, and am a small step forward to feeling like myself again.
We played the Nintendo monopoly that J got me for my birthday 😀
It was a lot of fun, but at the same time, I realized just how much of a toll surgery really does take on you. Most of the social time, I just sat there feeling like I was in a fish bowl, seeing everyone swim around me. They were talking so fast, and I just heard ‘words words words’. By about 1/2 way through the game, I noticed my knee was swelling pretty bad, even though I wasn’t using it. I had to drag over my ice machine, and run it while we finished the game.