Thursday, June 9, 2011

Good News


Good news at my doctor visit this morning.  I had my post op doctor visit this morning.  I have been hurting quite a bit since the surgery and was thinking that either the surgery didn't work or that I had pulled something loose.  Doc said that I am healing slower than he would like to see but everything looks good.  Donna thinks that it is my RA drugs slowing the healing down.  I am optimistic that I will feel like climbing on my bike in another two weeks now. 
Also, there is no cancer, so I left his office tired (worked all night last night), sleepy and relieved.  I went home and celebrated by crawling in bed and sleeping 8 hours.

13 comments:

mary said...

Wonderful news!! The Humira and mtx will definitly slow down the healing. Hope you are back on the bike sooner rather than later.

Way hot on the East coast right now. Heat index hit over 100 today so no bike ride today. Unusually hot for this time of year. We should be around 80 max and have already hit over 95 six or seven days this spring. I have had a few good rides though and once I adjust to the heat it will be fine.
Feel better soon.

deb aka murphthesurf said...

Wooohoooo on your results!!! I know the relief of no cancer results :-) Yup, the meds are slowing the process.

tharr said...

Mary, I have waited most of this year without riding, I will try to be patient a little longer. It's getting hard though.
We have had excessively high temps and heat index also. Been a crazy year.

Deb, thanks! I was relieved when doc said I really was healing, just slowly. I had not considered the fact that my RA meds were causing this until Donna said something about it. Just another side effect that we have to put up with, I guess.

rheumablog said...

What a relief for you, Terry, to be told you could cross cancer off your List of Worrisome Things! I'm glad for that and also glad you're well, even if more slowly than you or the doc would like. Maybe you could try to see the recovery time as battery-recharge time. When it's over, you're gonna be Energizer Bunny Terry.

And I'm glad, too, that your RA has backed off for the time being and given you a break while you deal with this other pain. I've noticed that this sort of thing happens, too. When I was in pain for that week or so from the dog bite last year, my RA hardly registered. I wonder if there's a way medical science can study that phenomenon? It may purely be a brain-thing, but sure worth finding out...

Best to you, as always. Hugs, too!
-Wren

tharr said...

Wren, its so good to hear from you. Hope you are doing well.

I wasn't really concerned that much about the cancer part, but it is good news. I was so relieved to find out that I am healing good, just slowly after the surgery. I was afraid it was not going to fix the problem.

It's strange but I love the fact that my RA is basically non existent right now. Wished it would stay this way!

Lana said...

Great news Terry. So happy to hear that everything turned out well. Your wife is probably right about the RA meds - but of course she is always right. ;-)

tharr said...

Lana, I was very relieved after the visit with my doc last week. Yes, I have to admit it ... she is right. Ugh ... man that hurt. lol

Hope you and the boys are doing alright.

Squirrel said...

what great news! glad to hear you're on the mend, keep us updated on your progress when you can :)

Anonymous said...

Hey Buddy
Awesome news. I just got some test results that all came back clean and it is quite a relief to not have more things go wrong.
Hope you get back at it soon.

Phil - syracuse

tharr said...

Thanks Squirrel, I hope it just keeps getting better from here.

Hey Phil, you're so right. It IS a relief to not have more things to deal with at this time. Congrats to you as well.

Anonymous said...

Hospitals and RA must have a contract together. Glad to see that you are doing better, and yes RA...not the drugs, slows healing down...according to my RA doc.

It is good to read that you are already chomping at the bit to ride again. It inspires those of us who don't tend to be so active, to get up and move. Thank you for your wonderful posts. God Bless

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deb aka murphthesurf said...

You OK? You haven't posted in three weeks and I am starting to worry over here in blogger land? Please let us know you are ok. OK?