Sleeping after THR
I had my second THR yesterday and it was worlds apart from my first one, which was done early in the morning, allowing me to be up walking in the afternoon and discharged in the evening. The pain was managed really well while I was in, starting with oycodone as soon as I was recovery.
Yesterday I wasn't taken until 4pm, I wasn't given any pain medication in recovery and when I got back to the ward at 7, I was given paracetamol. Given how late it was, I didn't see the physio until today, and I wasn't up walking yesterday at all. I had a horrific night with major stiffness and terrible muscle pain and I just couldn't cope with the pain. The nurse said she'd been reluctant to give me morphine because I looked pale, but she did eventually give me some because I just didn't know where to put myself.
I got home this afternoon and I'm still struggling to get comfy tonight with the muscle pain and stiffness but at least I can get up and walk about - although getting out of bed is interesting due to the stiffness, which is in my back too.
Does anyone please have any tips for how to get comfy enough to get a bit of sleep? I'm just so exhausted- this is night 3 of not sleeping because I was too scared and couldn't stop thinking about what was ahead!
Hope you're all doing well. Many thanks in advance for any help you're able to give.
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