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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Dehydration and Candy



So this is weird. The doctor wants me dehydrated. Right now he has me on diuretics to keep the swelling in my leg down. Not only that he says I should have hard candies to keep my thirst down. Also, he doesn’t want me to wash my leg right now. Yep, the doctor has prescribed dehydration, candy and banned soap. So pass the candy -doctor’s orders. I have made a lot of progress due to this doctor’s treatments, so I’m paying attention.

I like him a lot better than the doctor who made three incorrect assumptions about me in less than five minutes. Then he went on to do a treatment that did not work twice before. Also, he set my pain management back about 12 hours. Let’s just say that guy will never be my doctor if I have anything to say about it.

However, most of the doctors and staff at the hospital took very good care of me. I was lucky enough to get a private room at the end of the hallway. They kept my door closed as I requested and it was pretty peaceful. That really make my stay a lot more pleasant.

I’m finally back home and really loving the recliner my lovely wife purchased. I’m able to keep my legs elevated and can also use my computer on a lap desk. The dog insisted that she join me in the chair. The arms are huge so there’s plenty of room for her.

It’s good to be home, but there’s a long road to full recovery yet. I can’t get back into my exercise program until the leg is fully healed.

On the bright side, I’ve been able to cut way back on the pain meds. The medications make me pretty loopy. It was a fair trade off when the pain was unbearable. Lately it’s been more important to me that I be able to function better mentally.

Thanks for all the support everyone has given me. It’s made the recovery much easier.

-Sixbears

10 comments:

  1. When I went in with heart trouble, the doctor wanted me to drink no more than 1.5 liters of water a day, this for a guy that was used to drinking 1-2 GALLONS. It was the hardest thing I ever did.

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    1. I'm making a lot of progress, so I guess I'd better pay attention to the doctor.

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  2. Yes , for some folks drinking too much water can be an issue. Take care Bear !

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  3. I'm glad to hear you are feeling better and continue your healing process. Sounds like your tribe is looking out for you and have your back. Be thankful you have them.

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  4. if the doctors are helping good for you. Pain meds are strange they help some but beyond a certain level nothing .For me I take 1/2 dose of pain meds to ease the pain then the other 1/2 to end it. different for everyone glad you have found what's helping you. Congratulations on a new recliner did insurance cover it ;).

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    1. Got a pretty good night's sleep without taking any more pain meds. Didn't need any this morning either. That's big progress.

      What insurance? :)

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  5. Glad you are on your way to recovery. Don't over do it and for awhile, just enjoy your recliner. I have rocker/recliner I sit in everyday, but I usually just use it as a rocker. I am sitting in it now, rocking and writing this.

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    1. Feels a bit weird to have my lovely wife wait on me hand and foot, but that's what I have to do for now. Not going to rush my recovery.

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