Thankfully, even with the pain, I am becoming more confident with changing positions in bed. I won’t be doing any “bridge” poses anytime soon, but I can safely move from supine to side lying with less fear now.
I have noticed some lessened sensation/numbness on the outside of the right thigh near the knee along with occasional throbbing or aching on the inside of the same thigh at the same level. This was not present before surgery. I am hopeful that this will disappear when all of the swelling has subsided.
Today’s big challenge is another kind of “movement” (or lack thereof). It’s common knowledge that pain meds and anesthesia bring a person’s system to a screeching halt. This can cause serious, lifelong complications if not remedied. After a day of doing “all the things” including a new one that nurse Raven schooled us on, gridlock was released. Several times. Thank God!
That new thing was a big pat of butter (the real stuff) melted in a coffee cup, then 4oz of prune juice poured on top and warmed. SH calls it a Purple Bomber. After two of those, I called it delicious relief. And the gridlock clock resets.