Monday, November 21, 2011

Home.........at Last

I got home from the hospital a week ago, today. Unfortunately I came home without my pain under any reasonable amount of management so it's been a tough go. Mostly hurting too much to do much of anything, posting just wasn't an option for me.

Currently the pain is better but still not under control. I am also having problems because I am so thin that my nerves are pretty well shot. I have spent so much time laying or sitting that my nerves are screaming at me and I am experiencing numbness in my legs and my face. No matter what I do I can't seem to find a comfortable position or a way to relieve this. If anyone has ideas on something that might alleviate this situation, your input would be greatly appreciated.

I am also having issues with my eyes like I did after the last hospitalization. Once I get the other side of this, I will need to have my prescription redone so I can get back to working on my computer and reading blogs. I sure do miss visiting.

In the meantime I am living one day at a time and yearning for the day my life gets back to normal. I miss handling my horses more than I can say.

26 comments:

  1. Glad you are home, now the time to heal and regain your strength

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  2. I'm sorry you're having to through this. I wish I could wave a magic wand and make all your pain away. But all I can do is pray for you and ask God to ease your pain and help you regain your strength.

    (((hugs)))
    ~Lisa

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  3. It's good to hear from you. I think this is the longest we haven't heard anything, and I've been keeping an eye out for any new posts. Not being able to get comfortable sucks. When I get into that type of a state, I usually take antihistamines or sleeping pills to knock myself out, but don't take anything unless your doctor approves it. I know whenever I'm in the hospital I like to be covered with oven-warmed blankets.

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  4. Home is good progress. I hope someone has a miracle for your pain.

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  5. So glad to hear from you!!!

    I don't know about getting comfortable, but I do know that there are special seats that people in wheelchairs use cause they sit in one positin all the time, maybe something you could look into.

    Hugs, and prayin for you to get better quickly.

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  6. Oh Mikael, I'm so glad you're home. Please rest up and feel better. We're still keeping you in our prayers. Take it easy and enjoy being back at home!

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  7. So happy to hear you are home. I sure hope you are feeling better soon and will keep you in my thoughts!!

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  8. I'm just so very glad you are home! I have degenerative spinal disease and at times am bed ridden for weeks at a time so I know exactly the type of nerve pain you are talking about. If your operation wound allows and if there is one nearby, the best thing is to get into a physiotherapy pool and just hang in the water, it takes the pressure off all the nerves and lets some of the irritation and inflamation settle down. I just hope you are well enough to try this, because I think it would really help.

    You and all your family (human, horse, and dog) are in our thoughts and prayers xx

    Karren from Australia

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  9. So glad you are home. My suggestion for comfort is to buy a good hunk of memory foam to sleep on. You can also get memory foam cushions to sit on. My hubby has one from when he had his last hip replacement so he could sit on our dining room chairs.

    You are in my prayers.

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  10. Glad at least that you're home. Sending best wishes and thoughts to you all.

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  11. You are in my prayers. A few ideas. sheepskin can be used to sleep on to calm fired up nerves, a down comforter, warm but light on your body. A sleep mask is inexpensive but will darken the room to help you drift off. A simple sound machine for a few dollars at Wall mart will allow you to block out noises while listening to soothing flowing water, a gentle rain shower or my favorite…chirping crickets. Aroma therapy is free or cheap and works wonders…keep a few pillows outside in the fresh air then have Dave switch them out for you every few hours so you have cool pillows to sleep on that smell of the outdoors. A basket near the bed of cinnamon scented pinecones will help you relax and a small candle scented for the holidays burning close by , vanilla will remind you of baking. Finally check with your Dr., but a generic Ibuprofen made for PM will allow you to feel sleepy enough you may be able to get the healing sleep your body needs.
    I am sure your family is so happy you are all together at home this Thanksgiving. Enjoy it!

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  12. Glad to hear that you are home. Sorry about your pain and being so uncomfortable. Maybe the doctors can prescribe something for the pain. Take care and heal quickly. Thinking of you and wishing you the best.

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  13. I'm so sorry you're feeling so badly right now, chronic pain is the absolute WORST. You can't even think straight when you're in that kind of pain.

    Is it possible acupuncture could help?

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  14. Welcome home, Mikael! I hope that your pain is more manageable and that you have a nice Thanksgiving! :)

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  15. I'm so glad you're home!! That's a good first step toward getting back out with your horses again. I'm sorry you're having nerve issues though. I hope some of the other bloggers have suggestions for that.

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  16. Hoping you get your pain under control soon. Miss hearing from you. Keeping you in my thoughts.

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  17. Still in our thoughts and prayers for your pain to ease allowing you to heal quickly.

    Good to see you back!

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  18. There is no place like home. I hope finally you can get a chance to heal.

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  19. It is good to hear from you, and I'm glad that you are home. Hang in there. Would a heated pool or whirlpool help you (if there is one that you can use in your neighborhood) just to get moving without any pressure points? Try and eat so that you can gain some strength. Take care.

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  20. Welcome home. I bet that made you feel so much better - just to be back in the peace and quiet and comfort of home and normal routines.
    I am so sorry that you are experiencing pain that I can't even begin to imagine. I hope it resolves very, very quickly. I've never been in this situation, but I know when my mom was hospitalized many years ago they had special mattress pads - some with egg crate foam and others that had air tubes that inflated and deflated periodically to relieve pressure on different points of her body - somewhat like a massage.

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  21. So good to hear you are home! If you don't already have one, get one of the egg-crate foam mattress pads for your bed. They are a huge help; also ice, ice, ice for near the incision sites ... and heat packs for everywhere else, especially your shoulders. It's easy to forget how much of a load your shoulders take when you are trying to get comfortable anywhere below them. Hang tough, lady, those horses miss you, too.
    Bionic Cowgirl

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  22. Oh no, Mikael. I am so sorry - I did not know as I haven't been blogging. I don't pray much, but I will pray tonight for you, that hopefully You get to handle your horses soon.
    (((((((love and hugs))))))))

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  23. So glad you are home. I know you are in pain and you have my sympathy. I'm sure you want to visit your horses and give them a kiss. Please get better soon. Rest, heal, and yes, regain your strength! And, yes, I swam a LOT after my back injury.

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  24. The best pain reliever in know is illegal here, but if it's legal in your state I urge you to request it. It will help nausea as well.

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  25. Do you have one of those gel saddle pads? I slept on mine for months when I was pregnant (under whatever hip I was laying on.) Now my mom uses it for riding in the car. They are made the same as for people who are in wheelchairs full time. It disperses the pressure on those points. Maybe you can get one. I'm sure it would help. So glad you are home.

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  26. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Healthy New Year!

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