Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Oxycontin withdrawal

Knee-plus-28 days, 27-Oct-04, Wednesday:
Very rough night for sleep. Up every 90 min to 2 hrs. My wife thinks that it’s oxy-withdrawal. She could be right. I definitely felt itchy creepy-crawley all night long.

I called the surgeon (and received) a fresh percocet scrip. There is still too much rehab pain to not continue percocet while I remain on warfarin.

My leg is very swollen above the knee. There are no reasons to think “blood clots”, just swelling from exercise. That and sitting upright at work for 2 hrs with the knee bent and below my waist. My wife convinced me to not go to work today --- she’s probably right.

PT was pretty standard. I do not have the ROM that I want, thanks to the swelling. But progress continues.