Sunday, February 4, 2018

Five Days In and I'm not going to sugar coat anything

Good morning friends. It is snowing like mad in my world today. I am thankful to walk from window to door and watch it come down and know I'm snugged up tight in my nest with nowhere to go!
So here we are five days in. My knee is quite a crazy patchwork of colors. It is swollen and it hurts like HELL.
This morning I woke up flat on my back with a cat on my chest stroking my cheek. And NO PAIN. I just didn't want to move at all. But you know how it is, your bladder doesn't wait and thirst or hungry eventually get the best of you too.

Appetite has been an issue for me. It's not like I don't have 40 pounds to lose anyway!
Once I recovered from that and had a sit down, it was time to do a little walk about. There is a bathroom and bedroom on my main floor, so I can walk through, then back into the livingroom and kitchen. 'Round and 'round I went until exhaustion threatened. It was noon so I took one of the heavy pain meds and went down for a snooze.
The phone has been ringing all afternoon. I am truly thankful that folks are concerned for my welfare,  I don't want to talk to anybody else today. Going to take some Tylenol and have a rest before dinner.
Don't ever let anyone tell you that healing is NOT exhausting!
Tomorrow is a new day. And each new day I will have healed a little more.

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  1. Well, I'm glad it's getting a LITTLE better, one step at a time (and I mean that literally). But it does sound like one heck of a painful recovery. I'm glad you are being well cared for.

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    1. Lots of swelling and discoloration and pain. But I know that will go away.

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  2. Bit by bit, huh? In a few weeks you'll be a whole new woman! Hang in there - oh and good job to the cat for providing pet therapy. -Jenn

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    1. My sweet baby girl wants to be close to me every minute

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  3. It may be tiring, but at least you're healing. The exhaustion is the biggest thing I remember from last time.

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    1. oh yes, the exhaustion drives me crazy. I'm a go go person. Having to lounge about, wiped out, isn't sitting well with me.

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  4. It's difficult being a patient patient, isn't it?
    All the best to you.
    My client is really ill with flu. She's 94 and I haven't phoned as I know here daughter is up to her ears coping.

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    1. Oh bless her. The hospital was full of pneumonia patients who started with flu when I was in. They had moved other folks from medical to rehab beds so they could accommodate the real sickies.

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