I am known to be lazy but I have never been as low as I am right now. Lazy breeds lazy and if there was an award given out for this I would definitely win!!! I will have to write a post about this.....
Honestly this year, ever since my dad was found on the floor on January 20th, has been absolutely crazy for me. I feel like I have been on a roller coaster ever since and I'm ready to get off.
I've been wanting to write a post ever since I had my surgery on August 11th and just never got around to it. The longer you let things go the less important they seem to be. Who needs to hear about this now, right? Well I'm going to tell you anyway.....
I'll just give you a few details. I never did post the actual date for my surgery because up until 4 pm the day before it wasn't a go. All the weeks before it happened were nothing but testing and chasing to get everything to fall into place.
I had a urine test come back negative twice. The first time we did antibiotics and I was retested. The results were still off. So the day before they ended up calling my primary doctor to get his okay to move forward. He called me and asked me if I have had any issues. I had zero issues and felt great.
So he gave his okay and finally at 4 pm on Thursday afternoon it was a go! The surgery went great. I absolutely loved the spinal. One minute I was talking to the nurse in the operating room who was putting in my IV and then I was awake in recovery.
Because they didn't have a room available for me I ended up being in recovery for 3 hours and Mark got to be with me so that was fine. I felt really good. The whole experience, after an entire year of getting all the t's crossed, was perfect.
My recovery has been going well. It is five weeks now since my surgery. My range of motion when I went for my first PT was that of a person six weeks into PT. They were giving me high fives. Thankfully the 12 weeks of PT I had before surgery helped along with the class I took at the hospital beforehand. Also I got a few extra tips from the PT in the hospital.
Had surgery on Friday and went home Sunday morning. I was supposed to see the doctor before I was released and he was very upset with the staff for letting me go. He ended up calling me at home which was so nice of him.
As it turned out my case manger at the hospital made a mistake so I never had a nurse visit or PT at home those first two weeks. Thankfully I was given enough items to actually change the bandage at home. When the doctor heard about this at my two week visit he was again very upset and apologized to me.
My knee looks great, the incision is beautiful. Actually my physical therapist Sonya has never seen such beautiful work. I will say this, the PT isn't easy and I do hurt for a day or so afterword's. That is when I will use a pain pill. Otherwise, because I am driving I have to have it out of my system for at least 24 hours before I drive.
I will be going to bowling this week. I went last week but didn't bowl. I will bowl this week and the next week but I will just be standing at the line and throwing my ball which is what I did last season because of my knee. I don't have pain now but there is a lot of discomfort with the muscles having to be strengthened.
Did I tell you I got a recumbent bike? I found out during my PT before surgery that I could ride a recumbent bike and not get winded. So now I can get some exercise at home which is definitely something I need. I've actually lost 5 pounds!
Okay, after writing this post I am a little more inspired to write but I have to admit that having Wednesday Hodgepodge each week has at least kept me going this year. Thank you Joyce!
There are so many beautiful things that have been happening this year as well. Actually tomorrow we are going over to see Adam and Gabby's house that they purchased. We are going to drive to Montana to visit with Amber and Dylan soon. I am going with Mark for a few nights to Las Vegas the week after Montana and then we have the wedding in Cancun coming up in November. God is good!