Thursday, October 11, 2012
The Swelling & Pain
I am continually doing my home exercises, which are minimal at this time, but I am faithful and do everything I am supposed to, including my two 20 minute sessions of biking each day, 6 hours of CPM per day, 20 minutes of circumduction each day. All very helpful and small things to do considering how much I've done for my hips thus far. My right hip joint itself feels amazing. Seriously amazing. I can flex and internally rotate like it is my elbow (maybe not exactly as my elbow is all loose and my hip is stable), but, point stands, it feels great. My muscles on the other hand are very sore. In the packet I was given, it stated that after 21 days one shouldn't need narcotics anymore, that means that in a couple of days I shouldn't need any form of narcotic?! It worries me because I can't get through until supper-time without taking a Norco. I am expecting a call from somebody on Dr. P's team in the next couple of days and will ask about the pain. I remember hurting more when they messed around with my ITB in January, but it wasn't this bad. I will have to check back on my posts from then to see how I felt and when I stopped my meds (which may not be fair since that surgery was a blow and made me worse). Dealing with the pain is exhausting, but it will decrease soon. Until then...I love drugs!