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42 hours post op

May 31st, 2008 by screwdriver

ok guys , things are a lot better after the surgery . the nerve block went out 15 hours after it was administered with the pain level 8 out of 10. I stated on percocet for 24 hours only as i cannot tolerate this medication . i have a lot of these percocet left (80 tablets) and i dont know what to do with them. i switched to ibuprofen after 24 hours and pain is now under control.
i have been elevating my leg most of the time - the hard part is trying to force yourself to get up to try to move around , to toilet and bathe .
I felt after the surgery i have some other aches and pain maybe from positioning during the surgery as my neck, and unaffected leg are sore.
the other thing im working on is my constipation - from the pain meds .
My wife is an angel and has been very understanding and supportive , my 5 year old son as well . i can say im over the depression now and my mind is more on other things productive .
tnx a lot guys and ill keep you posted.

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  1. tennisjunkie said,

    on May 31st, 2008 at 2:46 pm

    For what it is worth, I wake up at night with pain in my hip! Strange.

    YOu will find ups and downs in the weeks ahead. I hope the ups outweigh the downs. This blog helped me alot. - so many of us have shared the same emotions. Stay positive - it gets easier.

  2. hoss said,

    on June 4th, 2008 at 7:54 pm

    I’m with you all the way man.
    What do you mean you can’t stand the percocet? It’s wicked stuff.
    I’ve only been able to take 2 doses of it. It makes me way too dopey and I felt different both times.
    The leg elevation thing is huge challenge, especially after returning to work today.
    Keep on truckin’

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