09-11-2018 08:05 AM
Janey, hope all goes well with your colonoscopy today, big girl pants at the ready and us in your pocket. Tons of love
I hope you enjoy your outing to the hairdresser today, after being stuck at home for so long.
03-11-2018 07:56 PM
I am really lucky that my friend Sue is doing all the chauffering and is happy to, she comes round every other day such a star and she is the one who is taking me to the hairdressers on Friday. It is only just over another two weeks and then I will be able to then there will be no stopping me, I just want to err on the side of caution just in case.
Finally bucked up the courage to go for a walk today, I do not know why but I have lost some of my confidence in recent weeks and was scared to go out, on my own. I did 1000 steps and was really proud of myself. I am going to up it by 200 steps tomorrow, weather permitting.
03-11-2018 07:45 PM
They told Mike that after his hip replacement he'll need to contact the insurers to see when he's covered to drive again. Hopefully it'll be no more than six weeks or I think we'll both be stir crazy!
03-11-2018 09:56 AM
03-11-2018 08:30 AM
ann and Janey
I was told that I had to wait 6 weeks by the hospital!! alsoI read that if you drive before then and have a crash your insurance company could invalidate your insurance in the case of a claim, so I thought it was prudent to wait. Although when I sat in the car the other day to turn the engine over as it has not been started for 3 weeks, it did not feel too bad, perhaps because I have an automatic and therefore would not need to depress the clutch.
There is a booklet that the pre op assessment sister gave me and in there it suggests trying to depress the clutch after 4 weeks, if it hurts stop and try again in a few days time.
Beautifully sunny morning here today and it is forcast to be around 14 defrees so might toddle up the road a bit for a walk. The frost from yesterday has seen off the plants that were still in flower but they are going to have to wait until i am able to get in the garden to be sorted.
02-11-2018 11:54 PM
02-11-2018 09:43 PM
Booked to have my hair cut next Friday so I will be happy to be seen outside after that, my hair is like a lump of lard with my not being able to shower xx
02-11-2018 09:41 PM
I know in a way it has gone really quickly. yep no driving for six weeks, car is teasing me as I can see it from the lounge window, although I did go out yesterday and start the engine to warm the car up as it had not been started since before my op.
When I rang about my op results the secretary said if there had been anything sinister i would have heard almost straight away so fingers crossed for you xxxx
02-11-2018 09:39 PM
Yep I am not allowed to drive for six weeks, nor lift anything heavy, iron, vaccum etc., mind you I dont miss the latter two and my brother is doing a great job, might tell him I need to have him do it for a few weeks more than that xx
02-11-2018 09:18 PM
02-11-2018 08:56 PM
02-11-2018 07:47 PM
Ah granulation, I know a bit about that as it can occur on stomas I believe and in tracheostomy surgeries.
Everything sounds like it is going really well. Glad you are off the pain meds too, you know things are quickly improving when that happens. Is it 6 weeks you aren't allowed to drive or longer?