Almost Time To Go home 1-10-2020

Surgery is over and it all went fine. This time instead of throwing up all night, I itched. Something that they gave maybe made me so itchy, the night was very long

Rick dropped me off and went back home to do chores. I assured him he didn’t have to come back until I was dismissed this afternoon. So that’s where I’m at right now–I’ve seen the doctor, physical therapy, ate breakfast and will have a group discussion next.

Now I’m going to rest until group therapy – I’m not looking forward to PT or sitting in chair. All is well otherwise.

90 thoughts on “Almost Time To Go home 1-10-2020

  1. Sue Sinkhorn

    If you had morphine for pain that is probably your reason for itching. It could also be an allergic reaction to something they gave you. I can’t take statins. I was miserable. If the itching continues tell the Dr. It is important to your health.

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Sue Sinkhorn – I did have morphine in an IV during surgery they said. I will remember to tell my dr. at my 6 week appointment. Thanks!

  2. Julie D.

    So glad to see you’re smiling and doing well. Now let the recovery and healing begin! You did it once and you’ll do it again!! Take Care Mary!

  3. Kim J LeMere

    I was really glad to read that it went well and now you need to get onto recovery, spring is right around the corner and the outside is calling. I so enjoy when you give us tours of your yard coming alive and all those critters that call it home. Prayer for healing and less itching!

  4. Dorothy Sheldrake

    Did you use sage cloths the night before as a disinfectant? I did before one of my knee surgeries and found I was allergic to them. Was awake all night scratching, far worse than the pain. Will NEVER use them again.

  5. Jeanie S, Central IL

    Thx for sending a message, as we were thinking abt you. I hope the weather does not cause problems. Take care. 😘

  6. Sunflower from Michigan

    Mary, I’m glad your surgery is done and you’re home. Rest, ice, alternate your pain pills as I explained to you last time. Enjoy the games on the weekend with your leg elevated and a cat on your lap. Take care!

  7. Kathy Schwartz in SW MN

    Glad it went well!!
    WATCH the ICE when you get home.
    Now it is only 14 below here.

  8. patti leal

    prayers for quick easy recovery. before spring you’ll be jumping around with the animals. patti in florida

  9. Helen Jane (TX)

    Hi Mary, Thoughts and Prayers with your knee recovery. Take Care so you can enjoy all your plans for 2020 and the future. Thank you for all you bring to your readers. Storms tonight here in our area.

  10. Sharon in Oswego, Il

    Sending positive thoughts that you recover quickly. Be safe if you travel home tomorrow….and pamper yourself–rest!

  11. Brenda Archambault

    Mary, we’re all so relieved the surgery was successful and, now that the itching is either under control or gone, you can go forward to recovery. Trying to get rest in the hospital is an oxymoron, you’re so much better off at home in your own bed or chair. Rest, heal, and be waited on for a change.

  12. JudyE

    Glad to hear your surgery went well and that you will soon be home. Rest and don’t over due it when you start to feel better.

  13. Liz Schrader

    Glad your surgery is over, you look good. Take the meds they give you and feel better every day. God’s speed🙏

  14. Sharon Lowyh

    Hope you are on your way home now. I have word from Hazel…she is ready to be the nurse!

  15. Pat Smith

    Great news! I thought about you a lot yesterday and hoped you weren’t throwing up—for me that is the worst. Itching isn’t pleasant either. Now both knees are done, and you’ll soon be ready to get back to the active life you live.

  16. Martha Engstler Gettysburg

    Wow, they sure don’t keep you as long as they used to. Do what the doctor says and I’m sending prayers for a speedy recovery.

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Martha – thanks for such enthusiastic words. I’ll have to read them again and again!

  17. Sandra Corrigan

    Thank you for letting us know about your surgery. I know lots of prayers were offered for your quick recovery.
    Happy New Year.

  18. Sharon Ernst

    Wonderful news, Mary!! Now you have two new knees! Spring and summer will be wonderful for you this year! Praying for a speedy recovery for you! 🙏🏻♥️♥️

  19. Diane and Squeak in Central Ohio

    Great to hear, Mary. Pretty soon you’ll be a “Spring Chicken”:)

  20. Roxanne

    dilaudid is something I was given IV after my shoulder replacement. Horrible itching and dizziness. Miserable. If you were given this for pain relief that may be the culprit. I joked with my husband that it was great for pain—made me so itchy I couldn’t think about pain. Ha!
    Now I say I’m allergic to it, so I never need to take it again!
    Home is best now. Just rest and get better, Mary.

  21. Kathy in western NY

    So happy to see your smiling face!!! I hope they tell you what caused the itching reaction. Everyone will be so happy you are coming home soon.
    Looking forward to your armchair reports cause you always have something interesting going on for us to read about. Glad it’s over and you have spring to look forward to. This time of year is a good time to store up energy by resting so you have lots of strength and stamina to carry you thru spring and summer.

  22. Rhoda Ebersole

    Dear Mary – reading all the comments you are so fortunate to have all these supportive friends. We all care about you and Connie and I pray your rehab goes really well. You will be in good shape for Spring. Rest up and heal well.
    ❤️ and Hugs

  23. Rosalie

    So glad that knee is done. Work hard at your rehab! All the critters and us people need you.

  24. Ellie

    You look great! So glad it’s over and went well! You’ll soon be home and doing even better.

  25. Cheryl in St. Paul

    I’m waving back at you, Mary. Thanking God for successful surgery and praying for a smooth recovery!

  26. Jane from Blaine

    Great news! And so nice to see a photo of you looking so good. Best wishes on your recovery!

  27. Janice Hebert

    So glad it’s over! Thanks for letting us know. Will be thinking of you in the next few days, hope it goes by fast! Yes, behave yourself! Lots of hugs and prayers… Jan in MA

  28. Beryl in Owatonna

    Happy to hear all went well!! Praying the itching is under control now, PT about done and you can be on your way home!! Rick will take good care of you and then all the fur baby attention..WOW! That makes for a speedy recovery!. Get home before it gets so cold. Looks like snow and ice in Iowa, maybe south of you! Behave! Praying!

  29. Launa

    Keep blogging Mary! You will be welcomed by your furry companions when you get home! Thank gosh we have only two knees!
    Am waiting for the West Coast Storm (Seattle) to arrive. Nice sunny 5 degrees here now!

  30. Dorothy Ann Weibel

    Mary, you look pretty good post surgery! With your attitude, you will do quite well recovering. Enoy your blogs. DEE Weibel

  31. Cathy

    Glad all went well & hope your recovery is swift. Did they perhaps give you Demerol? I had that after surgery & I thought i’d go nuts scratching!

  32. Jan Frank-de Ois

    You must be allergic to something to be itchy? My, group discussion is new to me post-surgery, but it has been over 15 years since I had my knees replaced. Best decision ever!! Take care. Heal.

  33. Robin Boggan

    So glad everything went well for you! Now it time to think about recovery and you will be ready for spring! Take care!

  34. Marilyn

    Super to know you are on your way to a happier and painless recovery . You will be dancing around the May pole soon. Thank you for the picture of your smiley face. Marilyn

  35. Betty Klosterman

    Your smile says it all. You are now on your way to recovery. We’re all thinking about you and Connie. Get better quick. Betty

  36. Sue in Oregon

    Whew! It’s over. Now you can concentrate on recovery. You will be good as new in no time. Thanks for the update, Mary. We were all worried.

  37. Lois Ann Johnson

    Dear Mary: Congratulations on getting through your second knee surgery! May your rehab and therapy go quickly and successfully. The animals and Rick will be happy to have you back tonight in your own home. We are all praying for you to heal quickly.

  38. Jane Dumler

    You for great for a morning after! Bet the itches are over—I do that with morphine. Now on the the next part. Therapy won’t be as bad this time as you know what to expect. Take care. You have been in my nightly prayer.

  39. Frances

    I’m so glad your surgery went well. We’re all looking forward to you being back to your active self! Best wishes.

  40. Lynn in Scottsdale

    I was thinking about you yesterday and said some prayers for you.

    Happy to hear your surgery went well.

  41. Rita in Iowa

    Mary glad your surgery went ok and is done. Hopefully you won’t get the snow they are forecasting fir eastern Iowa. Stay safe and relax and let hubby wait on you.

  42. Sarah

    Good to see you smiling. Your positive outlook will promote healing and success.

    After years of agonizing pain my dear friend was looking forward to her surgery on Jan. 6. However she developed a bladder infection two days before the date and everything was cancelled. I know one day, hopefully soon, she will be smiling like you.

    Prayers for you both.

  43. Carol at Pin Oak Quilting

    You’re a trooper, Mary! You look great! How happy you’ll be this summer to work around your property without all that pain impeding you’re with.
    You and Connie do everything together…Make quilts, write books, get new knees… carrying togetherness to the extreme!

    Looking forward to another progress report when you’re up to it.

  44. Sandra Goddard

    Glad to hear you are doing fine. Looking good! You are going to be a whole new woman. Continuing to pray for a speedy recovery.

  45. Diane Bauer

    So glad you are done! Sorry you itches all night! That sounds like an allergic reaction to me. Hopefully your team can get that figured out yet this morning. Prayers for a speedy recovery and getting back to doing what you love!!

  46. Chris in Washington

    Glad you got through the surgery well. I’m sorry to hear about the itching but on the bright side you look great – especially since you just went through the operation. Wishing you an uneventful recovery and that it goes quicker than you expect. Hugs~♥️

  47. Gloria B.

    Aren’t you happy you have just 2 knees? Hope your recovery gets you back in full swing.

  48. Kathy Hanson

    You look great! So glad it’s over and you are doing so well. Hoping the recuperation goes very well! 😊❤️

  49. Gayle Troccoli

    I’m so glad to hear all went well. I know you will be up and about doing more than you should be doing in no time (wink, wink ;)). Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

  50. Sharon Geiger

    So glad to hear all went well! May you heal quickly and be back to doing what you love to do! Hugs!

  51. Carrolyn v

    So glad to hear the good news! The hard part is over…ur true grit and positive attitude will get u thru the next stages. U are important to so many!

  52. Cheryl

    Been thinking about you! Glad it is over. You can do this and be ready to do anything this spring !

  53. Elizabeth Rickert

    The great thing is it is over! 😇😊😀

    This afternoon you will be back home in your chair with your animals!

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