I like the format I used the last 10+ days, therefore let try it for a bit longer and see what your feedback is.
First the good news, surgery recovery is doing well, my doctor has suggested that the best way to get control of the surgery pain and learn what can and can’t be done, not only during recovery, is to check into a Acute Rehabilitation Center.
The bad news, as the night before, I have had trouble falling asleep because of the delay in getting my final 9:00 PM medication not until 10:30 PM. I was still awake by 12:30 AM. Actually the delay in pressing the attention button and the arrival of a person, is about 20 minutes. If you want the person to get you something, or the nurse determine you need something in addition, add another 20 minutes.mi am sure you get the idea.
So what about today? I had two hours of physical and occupational therapy. As to the differences when to put on the brace, the PT and OT trainers accepted Dr. Donthineni Order, no brace for sitting on the side of the bed or getting up standing in front of the bed. This is actually a better way, at least in my case, to put on the brace, instead of lying in bed to do so.
We started of with checking on my bed mobility and found a few areas that need to be in proof on. I was able to sit on the site of the bed, stand In front on it and walk to the commode. Overall I exceeded what was expected of me. However, I did pay for it, because 15 minutes later my whole back was in pain. Since one requirement for discharge is to not depend on any IV, we had disconnected the pain push IV setup, and the pharmacy had not full filled the breakthrough medication order. I suffered for about 90 minutes to get the pain level where it should.
Most of the rest of the day was spend on resting, recovering from the pain, and preparing for tomorrow. That is it for today, looking forward to get finally a good night sleep.