Oa

Posted , 5 users are following.

Well here I am the night before my thr and am scared and happy at the same time , am not looking forward to the op but am happy that the constant pain in my leg will be no more I hope then just got to sort my neck and spine out , I will let u all no what's it like after the op xx

0 likes, 25 replies

Report / Delete

25 Replies

Next
  • Posted

    Hi Angie

    Well good luck.....you'll not be in there long.....I was in 3 days including the day of the op. Had 2 THR's now.

    You're bound to be scared.....its the unknown thats scary

    My spine needs sorting out as well.....kypho scoliosis. Oh well never mind. One thing at a time.

    I'll be thinking about you

    Any questions just ask and I'll ry to answer them

    Love

    Eileen

     

    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    Good luck Angie...you'll be amazed once you get over the op itself...watch out for the she wee though!!!

    Chris

    Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      Hi it's the next day of my thr bloody hell it's a tad uncomfortable and I've just had a walk with my trolley and the loo , the doctor said it wil be hell for the first couple of days and she's not wrong x
      Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      ...but the first few days will fly by and after a couple of weeks it'll just be a distant memory!!!   Look forward to the time you can walk round the shops for an hour and not feel a thing...thats what I've just done!

      ..and you've got hospital food to look forward to!! so you didnt use the she wee then?? Have they said when you can go home?

      Chris x

      Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      Hi Angie

      You'll come on much better at home in your own surroundings....I had a little room and a TV as well but it doesnt make up for your own place.

      Do you have stairs at home? Even those aren't hard.....The first time I was told that the good leg {un-operated} goes up to heaven and the bad one {operated} one goes down to hell....so thats how your remember which one goes first.

      My 2nd one I was toldremember George Bernard Shaw???? That means Good, Bad and then Stick.......I told her about the Heaven and Hell one...she said Oh we had to stop saying that...we offended some peopleeek

      Good luck with being at home.......is your tiredness due to the meds you are on? They put me on tramadol the first time and I didnt know whether I was coming or going???The consultant took me off it at my 6 week check up.

      Love

      Eileen

      Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      I was tired the first day or so..did you have a general anaesthetic? You will be much better once you get home....I found a good booklet on the internet if you send me your email address I'll send you the link...

      Chris

      Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      Hi everyone I had a needle in my Back to deaden me a bit like the epidural but not if u no what I mean and then I had a few gin and tonics as the lady said and I don't remember anything , I think it's the morphine making me sleep but the night before I was awake all night with the pain then this morning most of pain gone and slept nearly all day haha and missed my visitors . Am quite liking it here the staff r lovely , Chrissy my email is _____ thanks xxx

      Patient Moderator Note: Please pass on / exchange personal information via the Private Messaging system. Thank you.

      Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      Hi Angie

      That sounds like a spinal block you had.....thats what I had.

      The firs THR they had a bit of trouble finding where to put the needle because I have a "rubbish back"biggrin

      Anyway.....when I came to....well sort of....I was on a trolly and a porter beside me.  I said to him my knees are bent. You know the 90 degree angle thing.....I knew they shouldnt bewink  He said they aren't ...I said yes they are.....I was on my back and thought my knees weer bent and my feet flat on the trolly...right?? Then he said....have you just had a spinal block? I said yes....Ahhh well you would be sitting on the theatre table with your legs hanging down while they gave it to you.......thats the way your brain last remembers your legs.......can you visualise what he meant  LOL   Aint the brain a wonderful thing?? I was so sure they were bent,.,

      Love

      Eileen

      Report / Delete Reply

Join this discussion or start a new one?

New discussion Reply

Report or request deletion

Thanks for your help!

We want the forums to be a useful resource for our users but it is important to remember that the forums are not moderated or reviewed by doctors and so you should not rely on opinions or advice given by other users in respect of any healthcare matters. Always speak to your doctor before acting and in cases of emergency seek appropriate medical assistance immediately. Use of the forums is subject to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and steps will be taken to remove posts identified as being in breach of those terms.

newnav-down newnav-up