Thursday, April 28, 2022

Health Update

Hello Everybody!

Thank you so much for your get well messages via this platform as well as Instagram!  I've tried to keep up with you all on Instagram, but simply do not have the energy to read blogs at this point.  I'm slowly recovering, listening to the doctor's orders, my family's and friends' guidance and learning to rest beside the still waters.  

After the nurse removed the staples, my incision started draining pus.  A visit to a local urgent care, as well as an injection of a strong antibiotic took care of the issue.  My follow up visit to the surgeon showed great progress in clearing up whatever was brewing.  I'm now applying Vitamin E oil to the incision which is helping immensely.  

I'm making great progress in Physical Therapy!  I may be released soon to continue exercising on my own at home.  I can go as an out patient here locally, but I'm debating that course of action due to COVID. 

Naps and rest are still my friends.  This week, I've started playing just a bit with fiber arts again.  I'm now able to read about 20 minutes without falling asleep!  

Take good care everyone of you!   

Friday, April 1, 2022

UDATE: April 1, 2022 10:30


Hello There!

The doctor visiting and said I had almost no meniscus and very little cartilage left. 

Have he only removed the meniscus, I pretty much would've been bone on bone.  

He said I can get rid of the walker whenever I want and switch to the cane. I am doing exceptionally well.

Much of this is due to his skills, a wonderful support I have from family and friends and my Heavenly  Father.  

I was so anxious before the surgery because the last time I was at this hospital they were putting in the needle markers on my breast and the anesthesia for this procedure did not take.  I felt every stick and adjustment of each needle.  

The experience time has been more than positive and everyone has been so kind.

Thank you all for your support and prayers!  

UPDATE: April 1, 3:35 a.m.

 Hello there!

Just a quick update on my MAKO partial knee replacement on March 31   

  1. Surgery went well.  Apparently, I had no meniscus at all.  
  2. I got very nauseous, but the wonderful staff took care of that. 
  3. I can use the regular commode. 
  4. My pain level has been lower than 3. 
  5. After eating so healthy these last few weeks, my hospital plate of Chicken Alfredo and over cooked zucchini was less than appetizing.  My hubby brought me a grilled chicken salad instead.  Yum!
  6. I walked two laps around the ward and they’re going to take me for another two later this morning!   
  7. I had purchased bottled water with electrolytes because I’d read it helps after surgery.  My nurse confirmed that.  
  8. Thank you for checking in on me!   Your concern and time is much appreciated!   Your prayers are being answered!  Thank you!