Saturday, October 19, 2013

News & More…

Hi Everyone,

I just wanted to pop in and apologize for not being online much this past week.  My husband was diagnosed with arthritis in the knee a couple of weeks ago .. which may not sound like a big deal but .. this past week he was at work and when he was walking up the stairs to the break room something happened to his knee that caused him severe pain and he almost wasn’t able to complete the upward journey.  He basically had to go up the rest of the stairs on his behind because the pain was that bad.  He called me at work and told me I needed to take him to the hospital because he wasn’t sure what was going on – just that he was in agony.  I thought maybe the knee popped out if its joint or something.  Well, after 4 hours of waiting at the hospital he was told that he had torn some ligaments in the knee (due to the weakness from the arthritis) and nothing much could be done except to RICE (rest, ice, compress and elevate) it.  He was given Tylenol 2’s for pain.  So we came home and he has been on complete bed rest since Tuesday.

We ended up back at the hospital last night because he discovered a huge lump behind the knee which was really painful.  After another 5.5 hours of waiting, the doctor told him that he’d developed a baker’s cyst from fluid build up due to the ligament damage.  Again, nothing can really be done and he was told to continue RICE’ing it and take some Advil (anti-inflammatory) every 4 to 6 hours along with the Tylenol 2’s as necessary.  He hasn’t wanted to use the Tylenol much because it upsets the tummy and causes bowel difficulties (makes it hard to poop, lol).

Having said ALL of THAT, I wanted to let you know that we are supposed to be leaving for New York City tomorrow for a 5 day visit.  The doctor said we shouldn’t cancel our trip but that he should try to limit walking.  Well, we all know that NYC & walking go hand-in-hand so I’ve been researching scooter (motorized wheelchair thingy’s) rentals.  We’ll see how it goes.

Because of our trip, I won’t be online at all for the next week.  I hope to create a Friday Freebie today and schedule it to post on Fri (Oct 25th) so please check for it.  I’ll be posting some cards after I return as well.  Haven’t had a lot of time to create lately, lol.

Wish us luck in NYC.  I’ll see you when I get back.

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5 comments :

Gail said...

I pray your husband gets well soon - I was exercising and torn a very tiny ligament in my knee - it took - get this 8 months to heal and I also had to go through PT - the pain was so bad - but I do not take medications - I suffer - LOL - any way - Have a fun trip in New York - my girlfriend was walking - feel in a hole - and has pins in her heel - her hubby bought one of those scooters for her to put her leg and she gets all over the place with that scooter - they decided to buy instead of rent.

Carmen M. said...

Sharon wishing you and your hubby a good trip to NYC. I hope that you are able to enjoy your trip despite all that is happening.

Donna said...

I hope you and your husband can relax and enjoy your trip. He deserves some time to get away from it all and I hope he can put the last week behind him even if only for a few days. How special you are to worry about the freebie for next week. I think everyone would understand if you skipped a week and took a break. I'm sure you've been nonstop since all this started. Blessing to you and enjoy your vacation!

Charlene said...

So sorry to hear about your hubby's knee problems...having knee problems myself I can totally empathize. If the "pooping" problems continue, there are some natural remedies to it or, if he doesn't mind taking pills, you could try colace. You can find it on the shelves of most drug stores and it's not too expensive. Hopefully he is able to enjoy your trip to NYC without too much pain.

Desire Fourie said...

Sharon I am so sorry to hear about your hubby. Wishing him a good recovery even if the pain just subsides.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}