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Old 07-26-2010, 12:31 AM   #21
Jae Onasi
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I have escaped! I got out yesterday late afternoon (about 48 hours post-op), so not too bad. The nurse-wardens were fantastic, and incredibly knowledgeable. Even the PTs were kind-hearted. They worked me, but they were nice about it. I hope the home rehab people are just as nice.

For the PTs and other medical types in the audience, my PROM day 1 was 74 degrees and on discharge day was 86 degrees! Everyone seemed quite happy about that. I just got the CPM in the house, and I had it on a good 8 hours today. I could only get to about 30 degrees today since I didn't have it for most of the day yesterday. I'd gotten up to about 60 degrees on it in the hospital. The machine is actually comfortable for the most part, and since it elevates the leg, it helps with the swelling, too.

@Astro--I have shorts on. In the hospital, I had a foley and a femoral pain catheter, so underwear wasn't an option. Happily, both of those are now D/C'd. At home rehab these next 2 weeks, and then at outpatient rehab after that, though, shorts will help lots in preventing unbidden views of 'shrubbery'.


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