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Cafe / Re: Word Association Game
« Last post by huhn on 17 Aug 2019 06:02PM »
cat-- just rescued a  2 or 3 weeks old kitten with a broken leg and  hope  it  comes through till Monday, this week is holiday and everything is closed
Cafe / Re: Word Association Game
« Last post by KizzyKazaer on 17 Aug 2019 11:18AM »
Talk / Re: Medical investigations
« Last post by SteveX on 14 Aug 2019 07:04PM »
Wish you the best and a speedy recovery
>bighugs<  >bighugs<  >bighugs<
Talk / Re: Medical investigations
« Last post by ally on 14 Aug 2019 11:40AM »
Iíve been discharged early from every spinal op ive had.  The normal procedure is to watch you walk up the stairs.  Once you can manage to do a few steps, youíre discharged.  To be honest, I didnt mind as I hate being in hospital. However, Fizz really needs someone to care for her during her rehabilitation from a spinal op. All spinal ops are very painful.  I was lucky,  as my husband cared for me. She needs to ask for a social services assessment. Maybe someone to help her for a few hours a week. 

If you canít bend, and, every move brings you pain, itíll be very difficult to care for yourself. Have they suggested upping the meds youíre on?  I was given I/r oxycodone liquid to use as a top up for break through pain. Take care of yourself.  I wish you a speedy recovery.  >hugs<

Talk / Re: Medical investigations
« Last post by KizzyKazaer on 14 Aug 2019 11:15AM »
Wishing you the best of uneventful recoveries, Fiz!  And an improvement in the bladder department...

Not impressed with the hospital discharging you too early when you had no assistance at home - they have a habit of doing this - but help seems to have kicked in from various directions since then, and the wet room/shower room should make a practical difference  >thumbsup<
Talk / Re: Medical investigation
« Last post by ally on 13 Aug 2019 09:30PM »
Iím glad to see you on the forum.  I was concerned about you.  I did think of asking kizzy or sunshine if they knew how you were.  The enuresis is normal after a spinal operation.  Even if you didnít have it beforehand, thereís always some sort of changes with the water works, after a spinal op.  Iíd certainly discuss this with your GP, or, your surgeon to be on the safe side.  Changes to your water works can be a red flag symptom. 

You really need someone to be with you.  Itíll take at least three months before you feel up to doing anything.  Besides, you shouldnít lift, bend, twist or turn after a spinal op like that. I hope the nurses are coming in to change your dressings on your wound, and, to keep an eye out for any infection. Without being scary, I developed an infection after my first spinal op.  So, make sure you note any changes, redness, temperature etc.

I have a bed lever/rail.  I use it to sit up, and, get out of bed. Have you been assessed by the social services for anything else you may need to help your recovery?  I was given a toilet surround, and, grab rails on the stairs. Also, pick up sticks are extremely useful for picking up the things you drop.  I have three.  Downstairs, kitchen, and, bathroom/bedroom.  You could also have a door lever for your car to help you in and out. 

Iím really glad you donít have neuropathic pain.  I have that in both legs. Mine was caused by FBS, and, excess scar tissue.  When you feel up to it, perhaps physio could help your mobility. Your hospital should offer you that, also, alternate therapies if they have them.  Iíve had mindfulness, and, acupuncture from our hospital.   Donít try and force your recovery, itíll take as long as it takes.  Thinking of you  >hugs<
Talk / Re: Medical investigations
« Last post by Sunshine Meadows on 13 Aug 2019 07:32PM »
It is really good that they found the tumour and it is out. I wish you had more help at home and hope you don't feel that you have to do anything beyond the most basic. When Mr Sunshine broke his ankle my sisters thought Social Services would help and pushed me to make that happen. I tried and discovered much as you have that social care is not at all what it used to be, I am glad your sister helped you. 

What happened with Tizzie your dog, we had to put our dogs in kennels I hope someone is looking after you well and she has been able to visit you.

Talk / Re: Medical investigations
« Last post by huhn on 13 Aug 2019 07:28PM »
 >bighugs<  >bighugs<  >bighugs<  >bighugs<  >bighugs<
Cafe / Re: Re-launching the ship happyness by bulekingfisher
« Last post by bulekingfisher on 13 Aug 2019 04:48PM »
Hello hunhun

Maybe the tourist's think your handmade goods are Chinese, because Able Bodied people are taught from an early age to see disabled people as pathetic unit's to be instunlised

Talk / Re: Medical investigations
« Last post by Fiz on 13 Aug 2019 04:04PM »
Unlicensed taxi should read public transport >yikes<
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