A week and a day

Posted on November 5, 2011 by efrain66.
Categories: Uncategorized.

Rough first week. Off the pain killers after 3 days I think, figured out how to keep moving around and keep my leg elevated while on the couch working, slept 3 or 4 times as much as I have any week in the last several ( usually only sleep 4 or so ) , and am thankful for my wife, even though she has had a rough week too, and the support system around me.

My incision is real itchy tonight and am looking forward to my first post-op on Wednesday. Missed basketball, volleyball and tomorrow will miss bowling. So that is depressing as well as lifting myself up the stairs and down the stairs is exhausting. Still swell if I keep my leg down for more than 5 minutes, but in general swelling down enough that my cast is moving around a bit and annoying me.

Working at home like this I have slowed down some, but decided that I have to be more serious about losing weight than I have been the last 5 or so years.

Anybody attempt the semblance of a routine while going through this. I have, after the first 3 or so day, started being more careful about what I eat and just eating less. Whose is hungry anyway after sitting on a couch all day?

Given up that I will be one of those quick healers so I am expecting another cast on Wednesday and so makes it easier to just think about every day as a victory. I love the positive stories and the positive thoughts here and so thank you.

Going to go outdoors for a few minutes tomorrow figuring that might help my mood. Haven’t been out since the surgery so again looking for the small victories and will go and put an order in for a knee scooter.