Saturday, February 4, 2017

Day 4 and I Got Wheels!



This is the fouth day afer surgery.  To say I am bored and tired is the truth.  My foot must be elevated and I have to keep this boot on until I see the Doc in a couple of weeks.  I have a choice of putting ice on my leg...20 minutes on, 20 minutes off.  Or I can keep ice on the boot 24/7 which is my choice.  I do not do well with narcotic pain pills and the ice keeps the pain down and allows me to go without meds so it is an easy choice for me.

Before I had surgery I practiced walking using crutches and thought I had that down until I came home and almost fell twice.  Then I figured I could put my leg on a stool and scootch around and that worked ok.  Since I thought I would be ok with crutches I opted to get a scooter after the two weeks that I am not supposed to get up except to use the bathroom.

That lasted less than 24 hours and off Terr went to pic it up the next morning.

This scooter is a blessing and makes moving around so much easier.  My insurance did not cover it, but a $68 per month rental I don't know why I hesitated to get it.  I am really antsy to stitch something.  Maybe tomorrow I'll try to stitch cupcakes on Laurie's quilt.

Lots to be thankful for today:
Modern medicine, Terry's wonderful nursing skills, Corey who is helping Terry take care of the house, my scooter and my DOGS who come to visit me and check to see that I'm OK.  I guess my laptop too which I am using to post this, and my blog friends.


Be well, be happy, stay healthy.
xx, Carol

19 comments:

  1. Dear Carol ~ Thanks for the update! Glad the scooter has given you some mobility, sorry your insurance won't pay for it. Grrr! Using crutches is 'hard'.

    May your recovery be swift and complete.

    Love, hugs & prayers ~ FlowerLady

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  2. Nice to hear from you, Carol. It sounds like the procedure went well. It must be hard to lay still for so long but do try to be patient. Also try not to over do it. You have a wonderful support system there.

    I hope you can fit in a little stitching though.

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  3. :) It is hard to imagine being so confined to one place for any length of time. Glad you decided on the scooter, Carol. Go for the cupcakes!

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  4. Hi Carol hope you get better soon,what fun scooting around ,glad Terry is looking after you so well.

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  5. You will be so happy being mobile again. About 15 years ago, I was in a boot and not allow to put any weight on my foot for 10 weeks. I used the knee in the rolling chair around the house. One time I was trying to move to fast when the doorbell rang, and the wheels of the chair stopped where the carpet met the tile in the entry way. I didn't stop and went over the chair onto the tile. To make a long story short - move slowly. Hope you have a quick recoveery!

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  6. So glad you're doing good, I wish when I had a severe gout attack I had thought about a scooter! I used my office chair and pushed myself around with a cane!

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  7. I am glad it is done, and hoping the time passes quickly for you.

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  8. Dear Carol

    I'm sorry to hear that you're in such pain but hope that, if you do the right things - ice on the foot, elevation and lots of rest - your recovery will be much quicker.

    I can understand your frustration at not being able to get around, but just think how much time you can devote to your stitching! Thank you for following me, but I'm afraid that I'm rather boring (and lazy!) so you may have a wait before I start a blog and post something of interest!! However, I will keep an eye out for your posts, and look forward to reading about your recovery.

    Best wishes

    Hazel x

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  9. So happy to hear you are managing without meds. I remember how much I appreciated the scooters at Wal-Mart when I was on crutches. Get well soon!

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  10. Carol, is the second picture of your scooter? I don't see a seat or motor, do you get around without sitting? Are you the power behind it? Just wondering. Hope you recover well and quickly!

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  11. Hi Carol--I followed you here from your nice comment on my blog. I hope your recovery is swift and that you can get stitching soon! Glad to read you have such great support.... ;-) Allie

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  12. Isn't your foot freezing? Mine is, and I'm not even wearing ice. LOL This would be great in the summer! I hope you get to do some stitching soon. So glad to hear that things went well. That scooter looks amazing and that's such a reasonable rental price.

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  13. Glad the surgery went okay. Hope the healing is very fast and the pain will be gone for good! Ice is better than meds that make you sick and no side effects to ice either! Take care.

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  14. I hope you are doing okay! Heal up and get better. Better days are ahead. :) Kit

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  15. Oh my goodness, it's going to be a long two weeks for you. The scooter looks just the thing to help you get around a little bit. Hope it all mends as it should and you will be back to normal soon. Take care. XXXXX

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  16. Congratulations on getting the surgery over with! I love the idea of the scooter! Something is on its way to you today...!

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  17. So glad the operation is over and that now you're on the road to recovery. Having a scooter must be so much easier than trying to navigate on those awful crutches. I just know I would trip myself up with those and end up causing myself even more grief (but then again, I'm a klutz!!). So glad the men in your life are taking such good care of you.

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  18. Ouch!! Hope you continue to do well!! I'm like you...don't like those hard pain pills...they make you feel worse!! UGH...Do take care...sounds like you are in good hands!!! Or paws!

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  19. What did you have done Carol? I am having cataract surgery starting next Thursday

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