Hurrah, just been discharged from any further surgeon meetings.......it feels like a 'reset'!
Hope everyone else is doing ok x
Hi Janey, I'm OK thanks counting down the days to KneeDay. Glad you survived the colonoscopy. A friend of mine had similar symptoms & a clear colonoscopy (inc. polyp) they've put her symptoms down to irritable bowel. xx Jak
Hair cut, proper clothes on and the nurse has confirmed that the scar has healed so no need to go next week, so a brilliant day. I am knackered with all the stress of the day but now I can start to move forward which is brilliant.
What a relief, Janey. The colonoscopy is a pain to go through, but as you say, it's better to be looked after on this.
All set and ready to go and I am actually wearing trousers from my own wardrobe rather than the baggy pants that have been my norm for the last 4 weeks.
Janey in your pocket darling
Janey, hope all goes well with your colonoscopy today, big girl pants at the ready and us in your pocket. Tons of love
I hope you enjoy your outing to the hairdresser today, after being stuck at home for so long.
Oh absolutely I do not want to undo all the healing I have done over the past 3 weeks xxx
It's better to build back up slowly Helena, your insides have been through a lot!
I am really lucky that my friend Sue is doing all the chauffering and is happy to, she comes round every other day such a star and she is the one who is taking me to the hairdressers on Friday. It is only just over another two weeks and then I will be able to then there will be no stopping me, I just want to err on the side of caution just in case.
Finally bucked up the courage to go for a walk today, I do not know why but I have lost some of my confidence in recent weeks and was scared to go out, on my own. I did 1000 steps and was really proud of myself. I am going to up it by 200 steps tomorrow, weather permitting.
They told Mike that after his hip replacement he'll need to contact the insurers to see when he's covered to drive again. Hopefully it'll be no more than six weeks or I think we'll both be stir crazy!
ann and Janey
I was told that I had to wait 6 weeks by the hospital!! alsoI read that if you drive before then and have a crash your insurance company could invalidate your insurance in the case of a claim, so I thought it was prudent to wait. Although when I sat in the car the other day to turn the engine over as it has not been started for 3 weeks, it did not feel too bad, perhaps because I have an automatic and therefore would not need to depress the clutch.
There is a booklet that the pre op assessment sister gave me and in there it suggests trying to depress the clutch after 4 weeks, if it hurts stop and try again in a few days time.
Beautifully sunny morning here today and it is forcast to be around 14 defrees so might toddle up the road a bit for a walk. The frost from yesterday has seen off the plants that were still in flower but they are going to have to wait until i am able to get in the garden to be sorted.
Booked to have my hair cut next Friday so I will be happy to be seen outside after that, my hair is like a lump of lard with my not being able to shower xx
I know in a way it has gone really quickly. yep no driving for six weeks, car is teasing me as I can see it from the lounge window, although I did go out yesterday and start the engine to warm the car up as it had not been started since before my op.
When I rang about my op results the secretary said if there had been anything sinister i would have heard almost straight away so fingers crossed for you xxxx
Yep I am not allowed to drive for six weeks, nor lift anything heavy, iron, vaccum etc., mind you I dont miss the latter two and my brother is doing a great job, might tell him I need to have him do it for a few weeks more than that 🙂 🙂 xx
Ah granulation, I know a bit about that as it can occur on stomas I believe and in tracheostomy surgeries.
Everything sounds like it is going really well. Glad you are off the pain meds too, you know things are quickly improving when that happens. Is it 6 weeks you aren't allowed to drive or longer?
On the whole I am doing really well and feel well.
Still being treated for the small area of my scar that has not healed properly, however even that is turning a corner now and should only be another couple of visits to the nurse to sort it. It is apparently over granulating now so they are applying an iodine dressing every other day, cant wait to be able to have a shower as I am allergic to waterproof dressings which has stopped me having one.
It is is three and half weeks now post op, occasional internal twinges but there is a lot to heal inside, I am off all meds now, havent had a paracetamol since Sunday, not because I am being "brave" just not felt the need for them.
Hoping to get out and about next week to get my hair cut and perhaps out for lunch with a friend, getting a bit of cabin fever now.
Hey H !
I was thinking that too.......incredibly incredibly quiet. I think its kinda natural, and healthy actually, people moving on and living lives. I still pop on here and have a look in.....and my footsteps echo.....lol
Hows yer insides getting on ? ..and your outsides for that matter ? LOL
Gosh this thread has gone very quiet lately, I hope that is because you are all getting on with things and doing well.
Cant believe it is already November, where has this year gone to? We have had a lovely day here today although it is starting to go cold now, think we are forcast a light frost tonight, I am soooo glad that I dont even have to think about going to work at the moment.
thank you xx Think I will sleep well tonight with just the relief of knowing xxx
Thank you so much, celebrated with a rather large glass of wine 🙂 🙂 xx
YAYYYYYAYYAYyay again, which I've already done in different words, but adding it a further time.
Wanted to share my good news with you all. It was a benign cysts in my womb so all good, onwards and upwards to my recovery now
Love to you all
Just got back from on holiday to some beautiful weather here, we even got the grass cut.
While we were away we came across a chapel dedicated to Saint Agatha, who is the patron saint of breast cancer sufferers. Okay, she does a whole heap of other things as well, (so to speak!) But I was tickled to find out we have our own saint.
Love to all
Whey hey Ladies
Oh how lovely to come on and see your posts.
Janey absolutely in your pocket and they are just being ultra cautious as they are with us xx
Wombat Woo - are you away or just having time at home? xx
Charys - peek a boo, yep we have talked elsewhere.
I am trying to be as patient as a patient with is not patient can be!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 Didnt manage a walk today but I did manage to have a shower without flooding the bathroom this time, I am using Colin's overbath seat and had not quite got the hang of getting the water off the seat and me before I turned it to face outwards. Well the floor needed cleaning anyway and it gave my brother something to do 🙂 🙂
Sending you all fluffy huggles xxxx