Hello everyone! I am typing this between my lunch and my next physical and occupational therapy treatments. I have two treatments a day and trust me, they are killers!!
I have learned a lot though and gained quite a bit of strength. Things are getting better everyday. I just have to remember to keep taking my pain pills. Yesterday I had forgotten to ask for more and the pain got ahead of me which was just awful. Fortunately I had a great nurse last night that knew what had happened and she got it back under control for me.
Yesterday during Physical therapy I had to learn how to walk up and down the stairs so that I would be able to get into my house. I was a bit ambivalent at first as I really didn't have a clue as to what it would feel like or even if I could do it! Well after my therapist "Alice" showed me what to do, I had no trouble. I did take it very slow and cautiously. Once I went up and down two or three times, it felt much more comfortable and had more confidence in the task.
Today I was taught how to get in and out of the car which was great as that was the first time I got a whiff of some fresh air!!!
It's all leading up to my homecoming tomorrow. Everyone at the hospital as been very helpful and accommodating but I do feel ready to go home now. I few days ago I know that I didn't feel ready but I do now. Jake has had his training in assisting me but they don't think that it will take me very long to be able to do thinks on my own. People have been amazed that I have gone through this surgery but truthfully it hasn't seemed so bad for me. Yes the physical therapy has at times been a real killer but I know that it is a means to an end. A happy ending. I am feeling so excited about my future I can't tell you!
And here's some even better news. My surgeon and therapists all agree that I can do as much housework that is comfortable and that I can handle while using a walker!!! It's good exercise. I love cleaning so my therapy should be great!!
I'm really missing my family and pets now. I'll be very happy tomorrow when it's time to leave! I have some photos to post but will wait till I get home to do that and then I should also have more time to start visiting everyone again. This is a very busy place!!
So until next time (when I'm home!) have a great day.