Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Swelling no. 2
A general update - I'm down to about 6 x 500 mg of acetaminophen per day. Yesterday I had a major charlie horse in my lower quad for about a day which reduced my motivation on the exercises. I should have massaged the quad and really iced it up, maybe even stayed a little heavier on the meds. At about day 6 post-op I was able to sleep on my side with pillows between my legs. I'm up to about 8 hours of sleep a night broken into 2 hour to 3 hour segments. Very nice.
A couple days ago, I made the mistake of falling asleep while laying on my stomach. My wife had just changed the dressing. I generally sleep on my stomach and since it had been over a week since I laid in that position, I fell asleep. It was very comfortable. The problem came when I woke 3 hours later and could not roll over on my own. I was like a turtle, but the opposite. For those of you planning to do a bi-lateral surgery, you might think twice about it.