In Hospital, Day 1
30th December. I really was up and walking this morning! Just around the bed first with a walking frame but later into the corridor and back. It was scary but not painful, probably as I was still full of spinal anaesthetic and it felt fabulous, a real confidence builder. The physio came back a few times, each time to teach me a new exercise which I have to master before I can go home. At the moment the exercises feel impossible! However, if I can do something today and start on the crutches I may be allowed home tomorrow evening, Day 2, the evening of my birthday!
Both my catheter and drain have come out today too and that makes moving around a whole heap easier. I have now been shown how to use the crutches and was taken for a walk up the corridor. That was completely exhausting and I have slept/dozed much of the day. As the spinal anaesthetic wore off, I was offered codeine which I refused as it messes with my head and then Tramodol which I took. This turned out to be a mistake as the next morning it made me very sick indeed.