Shoulder surgery tweets

For those of you unaware, I had shoulder surgery last week. I recall finding it incredibly amusing watching @ninjalikescheez tweeting immediately following surgery, so I decided to follow suit and risk public embarrassment and shame by doing likewise. Some would call posting your inner thoughts on a public timeline whilst drugged out of your mind crazy and stupid. I don’t disagree … but I did it anyway because I figured it would be amusing πŸ™‚ I’ve posted highlights below so that I can reflect back on them in future without having to rifle through thousands of other tweets to find them.

Oh, and if you aren’t followng me on Twitter already, please do so πŸ™‚

I’ll be posting updates on my shoulder surgery here over the next few days. At pre-admission at moment.
14 Nov

Anaesthetist says i’m scheduled to go under the knife at 9:30 Am.
14 Nov

Such a loving family …

My brothers reply to my telling him I’m going in for surgery tomorrow morning … http://t.co/LZQdGDrD
14 Nov

At hospital waiting room. Sleepy time in 70 mins!
15 Nov

This was posted around 75 mins after leaving the operating room. I think I’d been awake for around 50 mins at this point.

Out of surgery. In one piece πŸ™‚
15 Nov

In ward now surgery weny fine. brain malfunctioning due ti drugs
15 Nov

I distinctly remember checking this for errors multiple times, deciding everything was spelled correctly, then hitting “Send” …

When woke up was not aware just had surdgury
15 Nov

Whoa, powerful drugs me at mo
15 Nov

@jmuenster dunno. tnii hhllllfdruhrf :- drugged up
15 Nov

@kiwihabsfan I’m very tired
15 Nov

View out my hospital window …. http://t.co/Q6tGEcbD
15 Nov

@jmuenster half chicken, half egg.
15 Nov

@jmuenster I’m not that hungry right now.
15 Nov

For anyone trying to find me, I’m in room4, McCauley ward (1st floor) at Mercy Hospital, 72 Newington Ave, Dunedin … maps.google.com/maps/place?cid…
15 Nov

@jmuenster My brain is starting to come back πŸ™‚
15 Nov

I’m gonna get fixed up with oxycontin later, so will probably be sending nonsensical tweets then πŸ™‚
15 Nov

Nice greenery outside my window in my hospital room … http://t.co/AMTWlKJK
15 Nov

@NinjaLikesCheez Yeah, it’s pretty nice here πŸ™‚
15 Nov

@NinjaLikesCheez I had a glass of that just now.
15 Nov

@NinjaLikesCheez They’re about to deliver me ginger beer πŸ™‚
15 Nov

Wanna see the internals of my shoulder? ryanhellyer.pressabl.com/2011/11/15/sho…
15 Nov

@NinjaLikesCheez I’ll blame that one the drugs!
15 Nov

My shoulder innards attempt #2 … http://t.co/yDS1m3dp
15 Nov

I just took a butt-ton of narcotics on board. If I start acting weird, that’s why πŸ™‚
15 Nov

@pgibbs it’s not that. Just some blood anf meaty stuff.
15 Nov

Brain not working well. Struggling to communicate in sensible fashion.
15 Nov

@NinjaLikesCheez can’t feel it. Totally numb.
15 Nov

When I sent the following, I actually assumed my tweets were error free until that point …

@dempsas I’m taking a long to do tweets :p lots of proof reading required.
15 Nov

@randywsandberg thanks πŸ™‚ the drugs apparently do likme
15 Nov

Typing is really on touch screen when yiou are constantly goimg cross eyed amd losing focus
15 Nov

Does anyone know how long out takes to het tropophol out of your system?
15 Nov

Stupid double vision is getting annoying
15 Nov

@anthonycole I hope it’s closer to 2hrs for me lol
15 Nov

Nearly fainted attempting to get back.from toilet
15 Nov

I am crazy unstable on my feet right noW
15 Nov

@kimparsell yeah I keep sleeping but them just wake uo again
15 Nov

My evening meal in hospital .. http://t.co/XWmA0lAP
15 Nov

Lesson: don’t concentrate so hard on not bumping you shoulder that you bash your cannulated line in hand instead!
16 Nov

Darn it. Feeling pain in shoulder now πŸ™ Nurse gave me some tramadol but I’m not sure that’ll be enough shortly.
16 Nov

@andrea_r Copious amounts of drugs are most likely helping my judgement.
16 Nov

Mid-afternoon I looked like I’d buffed up big time on my left shoulder πŸ™‚ Swelling’s gone down now though.
16 Nov

@angiemeeker Did I say something I shouldn’t have? Looked pretty tame to me. But then I’m the one drugged, so perhaps not the best judge!
16 Nov

Yay! Almost all numbness has gone from my arm now πŸ™‚ Admittedly replaced by shoulder pain, but at least I can feel my arm now.
16 Nov

Throwing caution to the wind and posting photos despite my drug induced idiocy …
16 Nov

I appear to have forgotten the link …. http://t.co/cbZNhTO3
16 Nov

My anesthetist is very friendly. Just had an excellent chat about Apple, Jobs and the future of simple computers and Chrome OS.
16 Nov

Discharged and on way to stay with my brother for the night πŸ™‚
16 Nov

The pleasant view from my hospital ward (which I’ve now left) … http://t.co/nOQ30Xrj
16 Nov

@gcaat Shave it πŸ™‚
16 Nov

Ouch. Pain relief is wearing off πŸ™ Just took a dose of oxycontine and paracetamol. Hopefully they kick in soon.
16 Nov

@five15design Good old SchrΓΆdinger’s cat eh. That maths hurts my brain!
16 Nov

Woke up feeling like someone rearranged my shoulder, ohhh wait … they did!
17 Nov

Oxycontin and codeine should kick in soon hopefully.
17 Nov

Wow. Was in a lot of pain only 30 mins ago. Downed combo of codeine and Oxy-contin … now much happier.
17 Nov

My chest makes a weird squealching sound when I poke it. It’s like air or liquid is squirting between bits of meat.
17 Nov

I think I should probably stop poking my chest.
17 Nov

@jmuenster I feel slow. Drugs slow me down. Everything is slow.
17 Nov

Home sweet home. Don’t feel good though πŸ™
17 Nov

Waiting for my dinosaur to come look after me for the night πŸ™‚
17 Nov

Awww man. Stupid pains kicking in. My mind is just starting to come back too πŸ™
17 Nov

@jmuenster It’s a triceratops called Liz. I think you might know her πŸ™‚
17 Nov

@jmuenster turned out she stood me up anyway πŸ™ not happy. Found replacement though.
17 Nov

@jmuenster nah, new one is a cooking teacher πŸ™‚
17 Nov

Urgh, woke up feeling sck. Hope nausea passes soon so can get back to important sleeping.
18 Nov

I haven’t taken any pain in relief in four hours and it doesn’t hurt yet πŸ™‚ Freakin’ sweet!!!
19 Nov

@five15design I like that I have a public record of my thoughts during the week. I most likely would have forgotten otherwise.
20 Nov