Friday, July 12, 2013

So There, Surgery!

Not easy to type in a hospital bed
Interruptions all night from my feet to my head
Running a race ahead of the pain
And winning because I have to have gain

There goes my summer, no ocean no beach
No gallivant, spinning, no trips within reach.
A new knee has appeared and man is it tight;
I'll be bending for months to make it alright!

Tomorrow I'm home, confined to a space
That's cozy familiar and at my own pace
I 'll be rehabbing and bitching, a step at a time
Until I can walk a happy straight line .

But hey, I'm alive and the surgery's done;
A few months ahead of make-my-own fun.
I was scared for a bit and now I'm over it
At least I can sleep and I'm inching toward sit.

I won't cook clean or garden, instead I'll be viewing
CNN and Judge Judy and I won 't be stewing.
Things could be worse, that's for damn sure
So excuse me for saying I feel pretty sore!

Hello everyone, it's me, kj. It's one am and I've been woken up five times now for pills, prods and pulse. It's not been as bad as I thought it would be. I'm not in horrible pain, just normal pain. I 'll be home in twelve hours and my Olympic try outs begin with a physical therapist and visiting nurse :-)

Getting through the surgery is such a huge relief . So, I'm typing this on my iPhone , excuse my typing errors, and I'm suspending complaining for the next 24 hours. After that, maybe, maybe not :-)

Thanks for rooting me on. It's meant so much.

Love
kj

43 comments:

  1. Congratulations on the new knee. No slacking on the rehab!!!

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    1. Hello, thanks for stopping by. No, no slacking :-)

      Love
      kj

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  2. You are such a strong person and my hero. Some get false boobs- you had to be different and get a false knee!! Now 'up and at em' lovely girl, that new grandbaby is itching to be smooched by you!

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    1. Hahaha joss! I think the boobs would be easier but then I might needs weights in my heels so I don 't topple over :-)

      I am so happy happy for you !

      Love
      kj

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  3. you can write a poem in a hospital bed! Wow. So glad you are on yr way home and all went well.

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    1. High on drugs, suki :-) and for a short time side awake :-) !!!

      Love
      kj

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    1. Annie, thanks . Yay so far!!!

      Love
      kj

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  5. "Rehabbing and bitching" -- I know that place intimately! So glad you're out the other side and on the mend. One word for you: Netflix. And if you want a good escapist page turner: Gone Girl. Thinking of you!

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    1. Andrea, you are an inspiration and your advice is wise. But who in their right mind would give up Judge Judy? :-)

      I'm glad to hear you have truly progressed. You deserve a break. (Oops, bad choice of words!)

      I will read that book on your advice

      Love love
      kj

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  6. Lovely to know you are through the worst of it...you'll soon be up and about....

    Hugs,

    ♥ Robin ♥

    p.s. Seeing Stella's picture made me smile.

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    1. Thanks , robin. Doing better than I dared hope

      Ah Stella. I could cry still :-( the picture of her with your pink squeaky gift will always be my favorite. Xo

      Love
      kj

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  7. Yeehaw, back in business KJ is!! Congratulations. In six weeks time you can run faster than Chase or.... as we say in Dutch: jij loopt als een kievit. Translation: you walk like a plover. But now I am not certain at all if plover is the right bird :-)
    But I am glad you yourself have done this post.

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    1. Six weeks sounds about right, wieneke.and, so many mornings, you bring curiosity and a smile to my face :-)

      Love
      kj

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  8. I am happy things weren't so bad as you expected......
    And for now it sounds strange.....try to enjoy this this forced rest.
    Enjoy the care you get. Now working you have to try other things. Within half a year you will be running around ;)
    You have time to think to listen to music to wine..... to complain (try not to overdo these last 2 :) )
    I always embrace things like this as a little gift.
    Try to enjoy this gift of rest and rehab.
    We are all thinking of you sending you healing thoughts and a virtual hug and love!!!!!!
    ♥M

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    1. Wise words, Marianne . Today I have slept and we have a dear friend here for the weekend, but yes, I will have time to enjoy quiet time. I hope I will write, but not yet

      Those healing thoughts and hugs have clearly reached me. I am sure that is why I am going well

      Love
      kj

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  9. You are allowed to drop the F-bomb as many times as needed during rehab! Seriously. A little anger and foul language might help getting through your torture sessions! The only important thing is that you do it. You are not required to be joyful while in pain. I wonder if there is a sleeping med they can add to your pain meds at bedtime to help you get through the night better. Sleep is very important for the body to heal. Praying for pain management as you begin your next Big Work.

    Lovelovelove,
    Deb

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    1. Deb,

      Fuckfuckfuck! Oh that feels so
      Much better! :-)

      I am now sleeping great, on my back and zonked from OxyContin . I keep thinking I am lucky to be able to sleep so soundly

      And with your encouragement, I will mumble or scream 'fuck!' When I must keep bending this knee xoxo

      Love
      kj

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  10. I'm glad it went well. Get well soon. Deb

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    1. Will do, deb, will do :-)

      Love
      kj

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  11. I always thought that we needed to get patients HOME asap. There is something so depressing about being woken up constantly to have blood pressure checked, etc. Once a patient is home, recovery goes so much faster! Good luck to you!

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    1. Maria. Yay that I'm home, and the hospital gave me a great start xo

      Love
      kj

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  12. Love the creativity pouring out of you at a time like this! But why not! Perfect! Keep that positive attitude going and I bet you'll amaze your doctors by healing lickity split fast!

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    1. Thank you Lynn.i'm looking to amaze myself more than the doctors :-)

      Love
      kj

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  13. Judge Judy? oh my.....

    Bitch away dear, bitch away....

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    1. Mim, I think she's hilarious!

      Love
      kj

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  14. Congratulations! I hope to see some truly bitchy rants coming from this blog soon! So happy it wasn't as awful as expected! Z

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    1. Zoe, I am an expert complainer so the bitching should be easy :-)

      Love
      kj

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  15. Ah, a new knee. I could use one or two of those! Bravo for your bravery of facing the operation. I know you will heal quickly. I'll be thinking of you.

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    1. Thanks Barbara. I hope I don't need another :-)

      Love
      kj

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  16. A new knee! Brand spanking new and no mileage. :) You are a trooper. Extra chocolate rations are allowed during rehab. Glad you're home and everything went well! xo
    P.S. Deb is right about the swearing. :)

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  17. Pam, I had chocolate covered potato chips tonight :-)
    Tomorrow, who knows: maybe peanut m & m's....

    Love
    Me

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  18. I came by to check on you again! I have never even heard of chocolate covered potato chips! We do have chocolate nachos out here...you top them with vanilla ice cream with ribbons of raspberry syrup and whipped cream on top. YUMMMMMMMMM. And worth an entire month's points. Oh, Renee wanted me to remind you to mix it up with the cussing...her words, not mine: Fuckety fuckfuckfuck. She could always make us laugh.

    Remember to get high on your pain pills before each rehab session!

    Big Love,
    Deb

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    1. Fuckety :-) so I should say fuckalicious too, and fuckadoodle :-)

      Thanks for your company and spirit, deb

      Xoxo

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  19. It must feel great to have the surgery behind you! Hospitals are like a different planet! Ugh. Home will be welcome, and quiet :)

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  20. Oh hell yes, Annie!

    Love
    kj

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  21. you're the only person I know who has the humor and energy to write a poem when you are in the midst of recovering from surgery. but no ocean, no beach??? what?? they are the most healing things you could do (of course getting to and from would be a pain with the crutches, but...) one can dream.

    thinking of you kj and wishing you the speediest and completest (is that a word?) of recoveries - you'll be chasing after that new grandbaby in no time ;)

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  22. kj,
    This is great news, to hear all went smoothly, for you.
    Glad to hear you're now at home!
    Brenda

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  23. So pleased I dropped by to see how you went...I hope you're now snuggled up in your own bed feeling peaceful and relatively pain free. Much love to you...

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  24. The best part about going to the hospital is leaving the hospital.

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  25. P.S. Peggy told me about a woman who had both knees replaced and then got lost late at night while walking about the hospital with a walker. Peggy heard someone crying in the hallway, and that's who it was.

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