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A Few Things I've Learned While Recovering

Just a small list of things I've learned while in the recovery process:

1)  Logrolling isn't just for lumberjacks anymore
2)  The amount of pain you are in is in direct proportion to how often you drop stuff (Grabber-users UNITE!!)
3)  The words "modesty" and "hospital" do NOT belong in the same sentence.   Ever.
4)   I can do more with my toes than I ever thought possible
5)  The efficacy of laxatives is in direct proportion from your distance from the bathroom

Feel free to add to the list...hope you're all doing well today!
Kimmy72, Spine-health Moderator
Firm believer in PMA!
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Comments

  • Bruce EitmanBruce Eitman Akron, OH, USAPosts: 1,510
    1. Friends really do want to help, so let them - then thank them
    2. Bring modest clothes to the hospital, see Kimmy's #3
    3. When walking the halls of the hospital, don't stop for too long - the nurses will panic if you don't come back :#
    4. Bring gifts for the nurses, or share (re-gift) the ones that you receive - bribery never hurts...

    Bruce

    Read my story at Bruce - My Story
    ACDF C4-C5-C6-C7, and getting better every day
    It has been a process of healing, learning, exercising, and resting - and figuring out when to do which.

  • Laughing my butt off at #3.  With the amount of meds I was on, it was easy to wander aimlessly!!  Love your additions!!
    Kimmy72, Spine-health Moderator
    Firm believer in PMA!
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  • Bruce EitmanBruce Eitman Akron, OH, USAPosts: 1,510
    I stopped for a few minutes to read some signs about spine health, or at least I thought it was a few minutes, then as I rounded the corner back to the nurses station the nurse was sending someone to look for me.  It was really funny.

    Bruce

    Read my story at Bruce - My Story
    ACDF C4-C5-C6-C7, and getting better every day
    It has been a process of healing, learning, exercising, and resting - and figuring out when to do which.

  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 13,525
    I neve could understand those medical 'johnnies' that tied at your neck and leaving the rest of your back wide open.
    When I've gone to the hospital, I always bring a pair of large long gym shorts and a t-shirt.  That always works.

    And as far as leaving something for the nurses.  As many of us know, we will be back again, so, giving a little thoughtful gift will go a long way
    Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences 
  • Bruce EitmanBruce Eitman Akron, OH, USAPosts: 1,510

    i'll add one from charlesw's post op thread https://www.spine-health.com/forum/discussion/89968/treatment/back-surgery-and-neck-surgery/4-days-post-op#latest

    • pay attention to the post-op must haves

    Bruce

    Read my story at Bruce - My Story
    ACDF C4-C5-C6-C7, and getting better every day
    It has been a process of healing, learning, exercising, and resting - and figuring out when to do which.

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  • daboodaboo Georgia, USAPosts: 17
    I can so relate to 1,2 and 4 esp. Kimmy72! And yeah the modesty thing, after they gave me the "I don't care" drugs before surgery, I didn't care lol I did have shorts to put on once in my room though. That was a smart decision lol
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