Tuesday, January 20, 2009

In and Out....But Mostly Out.....

That pretty much describes me the past several days.  Out of it.  Emma calls them my "funny pills."  Apparently I am quite silly with them.  Maybe I'm silly all the time and they just bring it out in me.  

Surgery went well.  The doctor said that she found what she expected to find and that she could totally understand why I was describing having pain in areas she wouldn't expect.  She ended up having to take out the screws that were there, take a bone graft from somewhere in my leg and put in a plate secured with new screws to hold it all together.  I think I was in the OR for about an hour and a half.  I was able to come home late that afternoon and I was so glad to be home. I was really dreading the thought of staying in the hospital.  It was such a relief to come home to my own bed.

The past several days have been a bit of a blur.  I had a funky reaction to the Percocet she gave me for pain.  It made me incredibly itchy, to the point that I really couldn't even rest.  I was out of it but scratching so hard in my sleep that I was giving myself sores.  Brent called the on-call doc over the weekend and they were able to switch me to Vicodin.  It doesn't make me itchy but also doesn't seem to help as much or as long.  So today my doctor switched me to Lortab.  It's kind of in between the Percocet and the Vicodin so hopefully it will be the happy medium.

In order to combat the itching the doctor suggested I take Benadryl along with my pain meds. Just imagine me, already goofy from the pain meds, adding Benadryl to the mix.  Who needs alcohol?  

Dr. Humphrey wants me to stay off my feet for about a week....(and then off the right foot for a total of twelve weeks!)  Let me just tell you that I am not a very patient patient.  (Yes, I've been waiting all day to say that!)  I will admit to enjoying the spoiling I've received from Brent and my mom.  But the truth is that I am bored.  I may actually agree to putting a TV in our room now.  I honestly don't know what I would do without the Internet!

The kids have been so good.  I know they don't quite get why I'm in here and not hanging out with them.  I did try but Tyler jumped up on my leg and that effectively ended my visit to the living room.  

Brent is headed to San Diego tomorrow to teach a training class for work.  I will sure miss him!  The only good thing about this trip is that he is taking a little side trip on the way home and heading to AZ to spend some time with family.  He will get to have Collin for the weekend, which will be wonderful.  He will also get to meet our new little niece, Macy.  I'm only a little jealous of him.

Tyler's clinic went well on Thursday.  The day started out as a comedy of errors and it was just one wacky thing after another.  In the end, it was all okay.  We were there until almost 5:00.  Tyler has done pretty well so far this cycle.

That's pretty much it from where I sit, on my bum, on top of my bed.  If only my next post could come to you from a beach somewhere!


jkribbit said...

I'm so glad things went well and that you're figuring out your meds! Wow, that night you took Zyrtec when I was visiting was quite the special experience, so I can imagine what you're like on Benadryl! So sorry about the boredom! Once again, I'm wishing I lived closer! I'd let you borrow movies from "Juliewood Video" and keep you company. (Actually, if I lived closer, I'd probably be taking care of the kids and doing your laundry so you'd still be bored!) Love and hugs to you all!

Tricia said...

Picture it Jode - the beach, warm sand, warm sea water, cool breeze, Diana and I making up juices with little umbrellas and playing games with you - just picture it! ha. Ha. (I feel for ya man - glad your Mom is there!)

Michelle Lasure said...

Oh, Jodie- I hope this is the end of your streak of bad-ankle-luck! I'm glad the surgery went well and you are feeling better. Enjoy being loopy...now you have an excuse to act silly and say things you wouldn't normally say. ;-)

You should put up a poster of a beach scene in your bedroom... that in combination with the drugs could be quite entertaining.

Get well soon!

Amberly said...

Hi Jodi! I just checked out your Christmas scrapbook below... what sweet kiddos! You guys are weathering the storm so well! What a great family you have!

Little Miss E said...

I hope you're back on your feet soon! I can't imagine how you're handling the kids with all this!!! My thoughts are with you and everyone else! Hey, at least you can blog!

Brawley_7 said...

It's always one thing or another it seems in life...But you always have an optimistic attitude which is great example for myself. And as to the name of our baby we have picked out Gianna Brawley and we are still deciding on a middle name if any.

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