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Thursday, July 3, 2014
Day 1, post op
All's well, surgery yesterday went well, although anchors left in my joint from surgery # 2 altered the orthopedist's initial plan. More details when I get my current cast off in 10 days. Pictured above is my Carter pillow. My elbow rests in the curve at the bottom, while the wide welcro straps hold up arm upright, to krrp swelling down. I have to wear it 24/7 for the first 48 hours, so one day left.
Pain is quite manageable, thanks to high tolerance. 600 mg generic "Advil" on deck every 8 hours, preceeded by a daily generic omeprazole to keep GERD in check from it. I only took 2 doses of my natcotic yesterday, none so far today, and had a good, restful night. I have the RX if I require it, but usually wean off it pretty quickly. Once I stop completely, I have clearance to drive. : )
DD and DD# 1's GF helped with meals yesterday: hotdogs in buns, planned over macaroni salad for lunch. Supper was grnd turkey sloppy joes, fzn mixed veg, planned over salad.
I have to figure out lunch, but supper will be boxed mac n cheese (a c & b deal) with tuna blended in, tossed salad, fzn broccoli.