Here I am still alive and kickin'. Well maybe not kickin' just yet but I'm getting closer. Things are continuing to improve from my surgery and I thought that I better get this written before I fall asleep again.
It seems like I went from no sleep to nodding off at no particular time which I am attributing to healing. Although nights are sometimes still troublesome, I can finally nap again. I think it's because I am on my own again. My husband left for work Tuesday and Katie went back to school as well so the house is quite once again. It makes for some peaceful naps I tell you.
It is official, as of yesterday I have been cut loose from home health care. I have been working hard and improving everyday. Here are the things that I can do now.
I can walk without my cane. I only have to use it when I go out or feel the need. Bathroom runs in the middle of the night!
I can walk the dogs again. This is a big one for me. They would have to wait until after 4:00 p.m. to go out when Katie gets home from school. Now I can walk them through the day. Only thing is, I haven't told Katie this yet. I'm afraid I'll have to let her in on it soon as yesterday she said since I was doing so much, she was surprised that I couldn't walk the dogs yet! Shhhh!!!!
And here's the big one. I can ride my stationary bike again! It was a strange feeling at first, didn't think I could do it but I did. I was so excited that I was almost in tears. So I have now added that to my exercise routine. Just a few peddles for now but I'll get better.
My right knee is healing slower than the left. It is being stubborn. There isn't anything wrong with it, it's just taking it's sweet time. It still hurts some, where as the left one doesn't anymore and it is stiffer than the left one. But it is improving everyday.
I don't need hardly any pain meds anymore. So I am thinking that by my doctors appointment on the 26th, he should o.k. me to drive.
Oh and more good news. The in home nurse said that by the next time my husband gets home and puts a railing on the wall going upstairs, I can go back to sleeping in my own room in my own bed!!! That is the best news yet. I miss my bed. I think I'll sleep better then too.
I don't think that I've forgotten anything. Things are moving along very well and I thank God everyday for that. You should see how straight I walk now. No more hunching over and limping!
I am posting a couple of photos of how the knees looks now. If you have a weak stomach you may want to skip this part.
I am hideous!! But at least my Pug still loves me.
That's all folks.