Saturday, 13 October 2012

Day 5: Goodbye Oxycodone Hello???

Day 5 found me still having the problems with my blood pressure falling really low. My head was throbbing and I was still spiking a fever. I was on meds for the UTI now and sort of had a fleeting thought about how I hate taking medications and would be glad when I didn't have to anymore.
Ha!!!!!!!!!!!!                          Famous last words.

When my surgeon visited me that day, he shared that I would be going home if it wasn't for that pesky falling BP. He suggested that sometimes medication causes this problem...the headaches and fever could be part of it too....so....Did I think I could manage to not take anymore heavy narcotic painkillers, so they could monitor and see if that might be the cause. I could still have 2 T3's every 4 hours so that would help.

I didn't have to think twice...I wanted to go home...and I wanted to not worry about falling or fainting and wrecking my "fixed" back.

Yep, I nodded my head...I can do it. He left to take the instructions to the nursing station and I remember thinking...Oh Lordy...what have I got myself into. All I could think of was...Thank God the TV got sorted!!!
If I am not as stoned on the drugs, the TV will distract me.................so..............................................armed with the trusty TV,  a huge stack of scrapbook magazines and access to a hand propelled wheelchair to get me over to the 60 minutes of interenet access provided for patients in the other building..........................

I had the world by the tail!




3 comments:

  1. OK, I had to play catch up on the 7 days of your hospital stay, if I am correct, this means you are home and resting I hope. My favorite story was the free TV and the hospital helicopter experience, but I am sure that washing my hair would have been the highlight! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

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  2. .... on the edge of my seat, praying that you were able to cut back on the narcs and dispense with the headache and low BP ...

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  3. Hi Mo hope you are feeling better and you have managed to get home. I'm sure that will make all the difference to your recovery.
    Hugs, take care,
    Erika.

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