well hello everyone , i am pecking away on keyboard
and it is driving me nuts. 8} this is very frustrating
with one arm to say the least to do anything. the pain is
terrible , doc gave me oxycodone. definately stronger than vicodin. i like percs better, easier on my stomach. it helps but not all the way. i had such a nice nurse who took care of me in hospital. my dr. was great also thats the important one. i got treated really well there.
i went in at 10:45 a.m. left hospital at 4:30. He did arthroscipic on shoulder, he found 2 bone spurs that were digging into tear on rotary cuff! :T he said no wonder i was in so much pain. I am in a very strange looking arm sling. it is a blue velcro mesh type, but it has a built-in ice bag across the top of my shoulder. it comes with a cooler thermos jug, that you put ice water my arm sling has tube that drapes across the front of it, my husband has to drain it , then refill with ice water. he does it twice daily. he also has me starting forearm exercises today!
i said no way, i have to move my arm from elbow down , but nEVER letting my elbow up to shoulder move, and never let move away from my stomach.
i have to do these 15 times twice daily. i tried this morn. , oh my gosh i could have screamed, i have to do this so my arm does freeze up on me. this afternoon i was laying down trying to rest , i was tired but could not sleep , because i started having muscle spasms in arms and shoulder that practically sent me to the roof!! it felt like lightening bolts, they would not quit so i just got up, and they subsided, i am scared to lay down again, i am afraid it will start. !! I) ~X( i am really sleepy.
Let me tell you putting on a pair of underwear is not that easy with one arm also. :$ i had trouble even getting the blanket on bed over me , i am allowed sponge baths, until mon. then i can take a shower and remove bandages an replace them with bandaids over my 3 cuts in shoulder. i go have an appt. with him on sept. 3rd, the 4th with NS for my spine . all in all doc told my husband surgery went well. hey i did noy get sick either afterwards! JUST ME it is not easy trying to adjust to one arm, but i will keep you updated with any tips, LOL @)
well i close for now. it took me so long to type this. i keep thinking of my cervical, am wondering if will have to have surgery on it also. oh well , i guess one thing adressed at a time, like all of us on spiney's on here. wish you all well