Hope you feel better tomorrow, take it easy until you have got over the exams-at least you have a good excuse not to go in, so can do some extra revision ( if you need it, which I doubt).
You have done amazingly well juggling everything Sam, they should give you a distinction just for turning up!
Good luck with the next few days,
I was already at the hospital anyway luckily, would have gone to GP but they had no appointments so was sent to A n E instead. My exams are taking a history and examining patients, then writing them up, presenting, desciding on investigations and management plans, so is pretty do-able even with one arm not functioning quite fully.
I promise not to moan anymore and cheer up, as my problems are pretty tiny... Though the redness is now spreading across my arm ...
That don't sound too tiny to me!!! Good job you got it sorted before it gets any worse.
You don't moan anyway, Sam you have been a fantastic support to all of us on here.
Kate and Sam - neither of you ever seem to moan. Please do though as it makes me feel less guilty!!!
How quickly should those drugs take to work Sam?
I'm not actually sure, I would guess a couple of days. But I also think that perhaps its more an inflammatory reaction to the propofol he put into my arm after half getting my vein ... its all lumpy and red, still very hot. Sure it will settle soon and at least taking the antibiotics so I don't now get an infection! perhaps I will get some nice bonus points in my exams for having an inflamed and angry looking arm - here's hoping! xx
Just been reading all the posts to catch up - a lot has happened! I'm really pleased your screw removal went well, but bad luck on the poorly arm/hand - you don't do things by halves!! How is it feeling now? And how is your hip - can you tell any difference yet?
Best of luck for the exams - just a shame it's not on hip pathology and surgery!
Hey Janet, welcome back! Have you had any luck with appointments yet?
The arm is much better today thanks, still a bit red but not painful or red, so either the fluclox has kicked in or the inflammation has gone, whatever it is, woohoo its gone!
The hip is feeling ok, it feels easier if that makes sense, since the open I had the feeling that there was glue in and around my joint, and that has mostly gone. It is still a bit uncomfortable on sitting, but that has improved from the steroids. I am also still getting the sharp groin pain on flexion, but not until I flex about 120 degrees, so thats great improvement - and why would I need to flex more than that anyhow?!
Interestingly, my left hip is giving my grief daily now :-( so looks like it will be december for that PAO open combo.
Glad you are feeling better Sam - well at least one hip is.
Wondering if Kate is okay??? Getting concerned now.
I have woken up without reaching for Ranitidine for the first time since surgery - yes!!!!
Hoping Kate is ok too, perhaps yesterday was just a lot and she is resting - fingers crossed she will let us know asap.
FAB news on the ranitidine :-) thats absolutely brill! Long may it continue and please don't take those thinners ever again! Did you make it out and about?
Yes made it out. A very exciting trip to Tesco. I usually hate supermarkets and shop online BUT we went to a quiet branch in a market town, grabbed one of those trolleys that attaches to a wheelchair and off we went! I actually enjoyed it - how sad is that. Everyone was really nice and moved round me. It is a little country town so I think that helped. Didn't go to our local supermarket as it is chaos and always heaving - hell at the best of times.
I feel so much better - stomach is better, head better, everything! The old me is back!!
Tomorrow we are off to organise our shop window displays (yes as well as the web business we have a shop, must be mad) and then to a fab local hotel with wonderful views across Somerset for a cream tea!
I hope you are okay. Still worried about Kate although I think she usually meets up with her in-laws on a Satuday so if she was back late she probably hasn't had time to post. I am imagining all sorts now and hopes she posts soon.
By the way we are going to the bistro you mentioned on Wednesday week - I have it on my favourites - looks fab!!
Sorry to take over your thread but I am now listing all the things I want to do when I am fully MOT'd and repaired! The list is ever growing and I am so excited about the future when all this hip business is behind me!
What are you doing when you qualify? Are you going to specialise in a particular area, become a GP or study some more?
Last edited by Rayray; 14-06-2009 at 01:51 AM.