January 21, 2006

pain management

since the extensive right shoulder surgery yesterday i'm having to take double the originally prescribed meds and am just sleepin' and tubin'...

Posted by Steve on January 21, 2006

hope your shoulder mends quickly! Good luck with it. Sleepin' and tubin' is probably the very best way to get through a couple of difficult days.

Posted by Vicki at January 21, 2006 12:57 PM

Yes, don't allow yourself to suffer -- if you let the pain get past start, you'll pay in the long run!

Take good care.

Posted by SB at January 21, 2006 2:14 PM

Take care of yourself, and take as much of the meds as you need to be comfortable.

Posted by Allan at January 21, 2006 6:22 PM

All quadrupeds and bipeds on the farm are sending you healing thoughts. Hope you have a critter or two to keep you company (and fetch your slippers and breakfast). : )

Posted by farmgirl at January 22, 2006 7:54 AM

Ow. Ow ow ow. Sending you good thoughts and positive energy from Manhattan.

When I was hospitalized in Spring 2005, I did note that college basketball games took on whole new layers of meaning for me while I was dosed up on pain medication. Perhaps you should give that a try!

Posted by Barry Campbell at January 23, 2006 4:22 AM

Thanks for the kind comments!

Once I began taking the meds as needed and not as prescribed I did much better!

Farmgirl: unfortunately we are between furry family members.

Barry: yep. I spent most of Saturday with college bb.

I'm still in recovery mode and will be a bit slow mentally and physically for a few more days and with limited use of my right arm for months. I expect to become quite skilled at left-handed keyboarding!

Posted by Steve at January 23, 2006 4:32 PM

Take care of that arm.

When muy wife, a lefty, set up our computer, she put the mouse on the left. I started using it that way w/o thinking about it. It seems to make more sense for a righty to use the mouth with his left hand so his right hand is free to....

write. What did you think I was going to say??


Have a laugh!

Posted by Mark at January 23, 2006 8:17 PM

The MOUSE, not the mouth!

Posted by Mark at January 23, 2006 8:18 PM

Steve, I had no idea! I've not been reading bloglines for a while due to travel. Hope it's feeling better!

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