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Monday's surgery

Post by dave77 » Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:36 pm

Still recovering from my femoral endarterectomy, it went well but is a lot more painful than I was expecting, the incision was really more than I expected, about 5 inches long and 2 inches deep right where the leg meets the groin. Have been rationing my good pain meds as they most likely wont give me any refills. Pain is not bad sitting or laying down so I'm just taking them during the day when I'm up walking around more. I have enough for 3 more days. That's one bad thing about the opioid problem and I understand that some people can become dependent on them very quickly, but doctors can't give a decent supply to patients who legitimately need them.

In the past I've had injury's and surgeries where they've given me enough opioids for a couple of weeks and when the pain was gone I'm done with them, now it's usually "here's enough for a few days and then take some Advil." I was actually kind of surprised he gave me enough for a week. At least when I run out I can start driving again, I won't drive at all when I'm taking oxycodone. I can drive on Vicodin, they hardly affect me. Neither one really makes me drowsy.
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Re: Monday's surgery

Post by JEBar » Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:00 am

good to hear your surgery went well .... hope you recovery will be a speedy one
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Re: Monday's surgery

Post by CT_Shooter » Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:14 am

Glad you're doing well, Dave. Take good care of yourself.
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Re: Monday's surgery

Post by BigAl52 » Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:49 am

Hoping for a speedy recovery Dave. Take care of yourself.
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Re: Monday's surgery

Post by RanchRoper » Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:04 am

Heal up and get back in the saddle soon.
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Re: Monday's surgery

Post by markiver54 » Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:23 am

Hope you heal quickly so you don't need many more meds. Best wishes Dave!
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Re: Monday's surgery

Post by Sir Henry » Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:53 am

Hope you get better fast.
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Re: Monday's surgery

Post by fortyshooter » Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:07 pm

I may have missed it but what was that procedure for? Hope you feel better very soon and take care!
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Re: Monday's surgery

Post by dave77 » Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:56 pm

fortyshooter wrote:
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I may have missed it but what was that procedure for? Hope you feel better very soon and take care!
They put some stents in the femoral artery to increase blood flow to my legs. They don't like to put stents near joints so in one narrowed spot near my hip they cut me open to expose the artery and then slice the artery open and clean it out. That's what causing my pain, the stents are a pretty pain free procedure.

I can already feel some improvement, was just out moving some sprinklers and although I was out of breath my legs weren't hurting (other than the pain at the incision).
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Re: Monday's surgery

Post by RanchRoper » Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:12 pm

They put sprinklers in?? That is very cool.
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