Take the right amount of MEDS!
Apr 27, 2009The days after getting home from the surgery, I blogged about the terrible pain I was in. I was in pain because I was only taking a third of the meds I was supposed to take. They gave me a one teaspoon applicator with my medicine, and I then somehow read the bottle as take one teaspoon. It said TABLESPOON! I could've had been on cloud nine and almost pain free. Once I started taking the medicine as directed, I could handle the pain on my left side. I even started to get up and down without as much squealing and such. The bathroom even ended up to be a "not so scary" place. If I could only go back in time................but I sure don't want to go back and re-experience that first week home. NO WAY!
I had to drive my daughter to school that Tuesday, exactly one week after my surgery. I got dressed, hobbled to the parking lot to get in the car and drive twenty minutes to get her there. After dropping her off, I did not know what to do with myself. I knew if I went home I would sleep, so I headed to Walmart in the middle of a brewing storm. I parked in the closest spot I could and contemplated walking in. This would be a big deal. I think I sat there almost 45 minutes before getting the guts. I pushed through the rain and grabbed a dry cart to use as my "walker" as I put it. I walked aisle through aisle looking for things I could have in the next few. It was the smallest amount in my cart ever!
I was very tired by the time I left, and had to go home to rest. I had been bad at my walking, Walmart let me catch up on that, all at once. Kudos!
Apr 09, 2009