Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Dan The Man



Well I must tell you, one week and one day later He thinketh He can Walketh.... Dan had as most of you know a hip replacement surgery a week ago Monday. Can you believe it? I can't. Let's just say he is a bad patient and I am terrible nurse. Oh my! He has been trying to enhance his healing process by pushing every limit, every hour of every day. We had this ridiculous doctor that has no idea what a stubborn independent Scottish man I am married too. He told us that Dan could do anything he felt he could do, and there were no restrictions on his post opt surgery. That is because this doctor is use to dealing with people that have normal reactions to pain. What he did not take into account was that my husbands high pain tolerance levels are what got him into this surgery in the first place. The man was literally going into shock 3-4 times a day last week, because he was pushing his body so much.

Any ways I know I am whining...but you would be too if it happened to you... =>

I had to leave Dan home yesterday for 3 hours. He had visitors. So I thought the man would be on his good behavior. I get home and start his lunch and he calls me from the den. Hey I have a surprise for you, come see. Back tracking a bit here, he has been out of bed most of the weekend. Ya think the 5 days he spent in bed was gonna kill him. So he has been scooching around a bit with a walker, with somebody spotting him. Yesterday he wanted to go for a walk to the mail box !@#$#% NO! You cannot go for a long walk down our drive way which by the way is a hill. So I go in to see what his surprise is. He is using two canes and wobbling like a weeble. NO you cannot use the canes. (I guess I could get him some crutches, that would at least be stable) Now mind you he has been doing foolish things like this from the first hour he got home and decided to use the restroom by himself...........................it was not a good idea.

Last night though oh last night, we were watching a show and Puddin Toes was over and she got to the receiver and pushed some buttons...the look on her face was priceless. But what happened next shocked me so much. Dan with out thinking gets up off the coach and starts walking full speed to get the controller and fix the receiver. The man took three steps before I could get his attention. (that would be me screaming) Did I mention he just had surgery a week ago Monday. My nerves, his stubbornness...I hope you are laughing by now. It is all a bit hysterical. How we are going to survive the next few weeks I do not know? He is suppose to be on disability for six weeks. That was the doctors orders. I don't see how it is going to be possible. Maybe I just need to give him more drugs or something! Kidding...LOL


Afternoon Update: Some have asked how I am doing. Just great really. Dan requested an outing today. It was so gorgeous out. Drive through burgers eaten river side in our car with the windows down, and a few hours at a local coffee shop. When reading to him my post this morning we both had a good laugh, I'd say we are doing great :D

Evening Update: I am not making this stuff up...Jenna and I were sitting in the den while Dan was getting ready for bed.  All of a sudden he comes walking down the hall with only a cane for support.  Even Jenna started scolding him.  He thought he was so smart coming out to give me a good night kiss with a big old grin on his face.  There is no keeping this man down now...

12 comments:

Mermaid Debbie said...

Oh, my! Good luck to you and Dan!

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

It sounds like he's pushing the limits, allright! But I'm sure that's better than if he were content to be a couch potato for the forseeable future. I'm glad to hear he's doing A-okay...and how are doing?

Vee said...

I am laughing, but I'm feeling very guilty about it! Hope that Dan learns to sloooow down before he must. And may the Lord richly bless his nurse. :D

Nadine said...

I'm not the bit surprised that Dan would push it. He's too funny. I'm glad you both are doing well. I will continue to pray for his healing.

I love you guys.

Anonymous said...

Your merry heart will be the best Medicine!! Oh I am jealous,,,,of course in the Christian way :),,,of your outing to the river, I can almost smell the Russian Olive trees.
Blessings,
Cecille

Knitting Mania said...

Keep up the good nursing skills sis. And sit on him if you have to! HAAA

;)

Barbara said...

When I had major surgery in 1988 my surgeon had to comelooking for me when she came to visit a couple of days later. She found me visiting another patient. She said and I quote "In my experience it is always the ones who choose a lady surgeon that seem to be up and about doing what they like so quickly and they are the ones who get better quickly"
So ther might be hope for Dan yet!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

One of my friends had a hip replacement in August and she danced in a ballet last weekend! She also was up and around the day after her surgery --she just had to be careful not to flex too much at first, so she used a special hip chair for a couple of weeks when she sat down.

It sounds like Dan will be the star of rehab!

Nana Trish is Living the Dream said...

Thank you so much for your sweet prayer for us and your always loving words. I don't want this whole thing to sound like it's all about me. It's about Paul and his life. He was a Vietnam vet and was never the same after that. The loss of his father was too much for his depression and it was as though Paul checked out. Jolie is so hurt and none of us want to ever see our children so torn up. It's something she has to go through. I pray this brings her closer to the Lord. She loves the Lord, but has grown away from Him. Please pray she will rededicate her life to the Lord. Sorry this is so long, but I guess I need to get this out of my brain. You are a real deal and I know you will understand.

Sounds like Dan is stubborn. I can relate. It's that determination that has helped him succeed in other areas of his life.You and Puddin' Toes might as well let him rip because he will probably do what he wants anyway. Thank you for being there. love ya, Trish

Proud Italian Cook said...

I love his fiestyness!! Good for him, not so good for you!! :)

On This Rock said...

So funny...but I think that I would be like you...freaking out! Good thing for your great sense of humor...good post.

Diane Fay (littlealma) said...

O=o=o=h, hope your hubby is behaving himself! I was trying to find the post about your hubbies hip pain - but couldn't find it....... I am in need of a knee replacement, and was wanting to compare notes. Some days (moments,actually) it hurts terribly, and I say "let's do the surgery now!", and then other times it doesn't hurt at all, and I say "ah, let's wait!" Did your hubby have this at all? Just hope and pray he recovers well, it sounds like you can't keep a good man down there!

Hugs to you both - from Michigan - Diane

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