I'm home!!! I just finished reading all of the posts since I entered the hospital. Thanks so much for all your caring and your support to Butrflynet. It helped both of us.
Got released at 10 am. The staff thought they had to pack up everything we had to take home. But I surprised them by reaching everything and packing the stuff into three bags so it would be easier for Burtflynet to get them into the car and house.
Yesterday, I walked outside for the first time in three weeks. Boy it was hot!
I will be so glad to sleep in my own bed tonight. I hated to have to sleep on my back for 19 days.
I met so many wonderful people who were a great help to me. I also was in the mercy of three nurses and should be a better nurses. One man put the most painful elastic socks on my legs (they only had one size) that caused my knee to swell between two and three larger than it was after my surgery. He refused to remove it when I complained about the swelling and the sever pain. On the third day, ordered him to get a physician to me IMMEDIATELY. When the physician arrived, his first words to them was to "remove those socks immediately!" It took four days for the swelling down to get to the appropriate size and delayed the exercises I needed to heal my knee.
The last two days in the hospital, I encountered the worst bully of a nurse I've every had to endure. She had been a nurse for thirty years and should have stopped twenty-nine years ago. When I declined exercising after I endured a five-hour episode of blood thinning freezing in my body that weakened my physical ability to walk, she accused me of not wanting to do the required exercises. Among other accusations, she got nasty saying I was lazy and I better start doing all exercises I was there for, or else!. She knew nothing about my history and how I had worked so hard to get my leg well. She messed with the wrong woman and I told her to get out of my room and bring a physician to me immediately! The physician, who knew my conditions I was trying to overcome got really angry at the bully. I had a new nurse immediately. She was reported for her behavior by higher up nursing. I hope, but doubt she learned a lesson.
These idiots made me appreciate the other staff members who were wonderful in their professionalism and their kindness to me. They liked doggies Dolly and Madison visits too. I've learned that I get very silly in a hospital and get surprised at some of the things that come out of my mouth. They teased me that I was the funniest patient they ever had.
My butt is getting sore from sitting on my office chair so I will get to a softer one for a rest. Love and kisses to all of you.