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.