Archive for August 13th, 2009

Meds, Meds, Meds

I’m plugging away slow but steady.  I’m really not in any hurry to feel better faster yet though.  I’m contented to take each day slowly, and take what it gives me.  I am a bit tired of being coupled up in the basement, and would like the fresh air, but it’s been really hot anyway.

In addition to the Coumadin, which I’ll take forever, I’m taking another 10 different meds, some twice daily, some only once, and one three times a day.  The pain pills I am taking every 4 hours, and the effect doesn’t seem to be lasting as long.  So by the time the next 4 hours passes, my chest is starting to hurt.  It’s most painful at night btetween doses.  It takes about 20-30 minutes for it to take effect.  I should be done with most of the meds by the end of next week.

Sternal Precautions

You don’t realize how much pressure you put on your sternum, until you can’t.  It’s really difficult to keep at the top of your awareness, not to push, or pull, or lift.  Everything has to be done with your legs.   It even hurts to lay on my side at night.  And of course chest laying is completely out of the question.

Tomorrow is another day.

Thursday Night

Dad said he didn’t feel much like posting, he is tired. Adam, Joel and I got back from Kansas City today. Dad was glad we went and had some fun, and he was right, it was nice to get out of town. Not much eventful went on today, tonight we ate some tacos and nachos and watched Big Brother. Dad seems to be in some sort of a routine, he has taken a shower at home a few times. The shower chair grandpa brought over works great. Otherwise Dad walks around the basement a little bit, to the bathroom and back is what he said. He is still tired and resting a lot. But his body has taken a bill toll, it takes time to heal.

Dad will post tomorrow when he feels up to it. Keeping him away from the computer is good though. Love, Lauren