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July 24, 2017

Home. Update

Filed under: Health, My Life and Rants — Scottie @ 09:22

I am home and should begin my real recovery now.   I will do a post on the whole thing later.   The surgery went well however everything went wrong in recovery to the time n the hospital.   They lost the doctor’s order, they lost my med list of what my prior meds were, and no one answered the phone Friday or Saturday until afternoon.   THey kept me in recovery far longer than was planned.  I got a little medication in recovery.  1.5 MG dilaudid.    Remember I take 3 morphine tabs one is 30 MG and the other two are 15 MG.  Three to four times a day.  I also take at home 300 MG Tramadol in 50 MG tabs as I need them.  To top it off I take four 20 MG tabs a day for controlling the muscle spasms which causes pain.  So my doctors orders from two different doctors was to immediately go back to my normal meds.    So from The time I went to the hospital for surgery until 05:00 the next morning I had no medications for pain.  Then they got told to give me my home meds, and the pharmacy said no that is too much meds, but Ron and I fought them.  Then they started to give me one pill at a time and only the morphine’s.   They dragged out giving them to as far as the could on the hours between them according to my home medications list.   My doctor had explained how for me to take them so that they overlap by two to three hours.  The hospital was giving me one morphine, waiting the full 6 hours, then give me a different one and wait again the time and give me the third one.  I explained that was not how it worked but as I couldn’t prove it they refused.   SO more later.  But basically I was going through surgery with no pain medications and suffering narcotics withdrawal.  I will tell you the rest in a few days as I get healed up from the torn muscles and the stomped on toe.   I left the hospital worse than I arrived at it.   🙂   Be well.  Hopefully tomorrow I can do more on this topic.  My posting will be lite because I want to use the time I have between all these things, the up time, time around the exercises, and the home health people, to read the wonderful blogs I have missed.   Hugs


  1. Once again a “like” on this post isn’t exactly what I mean, but you get the idea. Keep on keeping on. 🙂

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    Comment by Ian Hutson — July 24, 2017 @ 10:02

    • I will. I look forward to the adventures on the canals again soon. 🙂 Hugs


      Comment by Scottie — July 24, 2017 @ 11:04

  2. At least you are home and in control now, Scottie – H🤗Gs

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    Comment by The Story Reading Ape — July 24, 2017 @ 10:23

  3. Get well soon, lovey. So many of us are rooting for you. I can’t wait until the day when your pain subsides and you won’t be as heavily dependent on narcotics. Percocet gives me scary, blood curdling nightmares. As in somebody’s going to kill me and my family. Oxycontin turns my brain to mush. So much so that hubs had me wean off of it after having my oldest boy through an emergency csection after a 23 hour labor. He was genuinely scared for our newborn because I couldn’t tell you when what happened and barely knew my name. It absolutely sucks when you’re constantly stuck between heavy meds and severe pain. I hope for you to be healthier, happier and more independent in the near future. I’m thinking of you and cheering you on everyday.

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    Comment by Charity — July 24, 2017 @ 11:30

    • Thank you Charity. I also have my mind messed up by my condition and my meds so I get brain mush. Hard to explain it to others. Thank you Charity I will start to heal now. I can control how my meds work and balance how much I do that hurts on system on me and helps another. They couldn’t understand I have other problems than ortho and they injured me pretty good. Hugs

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      Comment by Scottie — July 24, 2017 @ 11:52

  4. We missed your cheerful voice, Scottie! So glad you are home and healing. HUGS!!!

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    Comment by Carmen — July 24, 2017 @ 11:53

    • Thank you Carmen. Got my first shower and shave since Friday morning. Got some sleep last night , so really good sleep in the recliner. THe first night how I had to get my medications in balance. They hurt me bad. Then tried to keep me in the hospital. But today starts a new path on the road of adventure. No matter if we ski, or mud bogging, or yachting through it. I have to say Ron and I have to work together for showing me. Even with me doing everything I can and am allowed to do it still is a two person job. Poor Ron is giving 1000 percent on this. I will tell you more tomorrow or the next day. Hugs


      Comment by Scottie — July 24, 2017 @ 11:59

  5. I am sorry that you had a bad time in hospital. At least you are now home and on the road to recover. I have had big issues with doctors and hospitals with my oldest son so I really feel for you.

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    Comment by robbiesinspiration — July 24, 2017 @ 13:42

    • It will take three months before I can come around totally. Not out of the woods yet, but sure is so much better being home. Hugs

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      Comment by Scottie — July 25, 2017 @ 11:53

  6. Hey there! I sent you a few emails but I knew they wouldn’t reach you for awhile as they’d be lost amidst 1000 inbox messages 🙂 I am so so glad to hear you are at home recovering. Thinking of you

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    Comment by bethanyk — July 25, 2017 @ 13:23

    • Hello Bethany. You are correct. I am sleeping so much that I get a few hours in the morning, sleep a lot and a few hours in the evening. 🙂 I will search the emails. Thank you. Hugs

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      Comment by Scottie — July 25, 2017 @ 17:59

  7. Welcome home good friend many feel goods your way

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    Comment by Cory Melancon — July 25, 2017 @ 15:15

    • Thank you, this will be a slow road. I may be looking at further surgeries. Hugs


      Comment by Scottie — July 25, 2017 @ 17:54

  8. that was terrible how they treated you. I hope everything went ok and you don’t have any complications. I know when my father had his hip replaced it took about six months before he was walking normal again. I will keep praying for you.

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    Comment by dougl61 — July 25, 2017 @ 19:18

    • Thanks Doug. I hope if I do everything they ask I will shave a little time off your dads, but that is basicly what they are projecting for me. 6 months of work and healing. Arrrgggg.


      Comment by Scottie — July 25, 2017 @ 20:37

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