Saturday, August 16, 2008

Doctor's Released Me.

Tuesday August 12th, 2008 the doctors check-up was good but not a total relief. The doctor looked at the wound and said it was healing good but to be careful cause it could still bust open again and I'd be back to square one again starting all over on the healing process.The doctor released me to go back to work but on a light duty release only for about another 7 - 10 days or so. I went to work on the 13th and 14th and they put me on the forklift and told me to " just be careful and chill out and not lift anything", but my packing balled up on me and felt like sitting on a rock. I even changed the packing but it didn't do any good the pain was already there and hard to handle without my pain medication. I kept trying to prevent taking any pain meds. due to them being narcotic drugs and not wanting to get dependent on them. Saturday around noon I had my grandsons over to help clean up the yard so it could be mowed and I started hurting again just walking around so now I've been inside sitting around trying to stop the pain again. I think I may have rubbed the covering off the wound and have it opened up again but haven't had the wife check it yet. I'll have her check it in the morning after my shower before dressing it. I just hope I can make it at work the next few days without any more pain. It's good to be able to get off the couch anyway and tomorrow I plan on trying to mow the yard with just the riding mower at least. I may not be able to do that but I have to try. Dad and mom came by today to check on me and they have been seeing a few deer in the lake bed with a couple of nice bucks. Now I just have to finish rebuilding my deer stands and get them up before season starts and re-sight my bow.

4 comments:

Kristine said...

Don't do too much too soon. That will just set you back. You have to let your body heal.

Glad things are better. Let's keep it that way.

deerslayer said...

Thanks alot Kristine for stopping by. Your right I just have to take it easy for awhile which is just what I plan on doing.

Blessed said...

Good to hear that you are improving! I understand about not wanting to take those pain meds... I've been there/done that :)

deerslayer said...

Blessed; Thanks for the visit. I've been back at work now for a couple of weeks now and doing good. I've still got some drainage and using my gauge patches some but the pain is almost all gone now and the wound almost completely healed over. I've used my pain pills only once since returning to work and can now throw them away thank God. Again thanks for your time and visits to my site, it really meant alot just to have someone to relate to with this my first ever surgery.