It’s 3:30 in the morning and I just realized that going to the bathroom is a team effort here. A nurse to unhook my IV, someone else to help me out of the CPM machine (the machine which keeps my leg moving constantly) and one who is a specialist in the CPM machine to put me back.
Having done my bathroom duties, here I lay waiting for the specialist to put me back. They lay me on my back in bed and put heel on a pillow to encourage the calf muscles to stretch because thats a very tight area after a TKR. It hurts like a _______. Who knows where that specialist is right now but I’m gonna buzz soon if she doesn’t come quickly.
Just sharing the joys of my hospital stay!