Day 2 after surgery.
It's been a good day!
I've put the boot on & was able to walk a little bit.
Mostly just to go outside & dump my a/c water from the portable a/c, but hey, I was able to do that!
So no flooding in my RV!
Walked around the RV a little bit, which kind of doesn't count for much since it's a small RV, but I could do that.
I got hungry, so decided to do a little bit of cooking. Made scrambled eggs & turkey bacon.
I bought a cast iron pan awhile back. It's a small sized one that I thought would be great, but I'm not so happy with it. It smells funny?! Do new cast iron pans smell funny? I've used it for a few meals, but the food off of it tastes funny too & I usually end up throwing it away. Again, is this because it's a new pan & needs breaking in? Is there a way of treating it to stop it from smelling funny & making the food taste like cast iron? I've done the seasoning thing to it, but that didn't make a difference.
Anyhow, I also managed to do my dishes. It took me 45 mins to do that, sitting on a stool at that. I have this great fold up stool that I can sit on & sometimes use it as a small table too. I didn't have many dishes to do, it just took me longer because of my current condition. Soon, that will get better though!
I'm amazed how well I am doing actually.
Yesterday, I had some pain, but it was tolerable. Had some swelling, which started to concern me as I was losing feeling in my toes. And my leg was swollen too. My friends husband is a nurse, so he came out & checked on me when I texted them to tell them I was concerned about it. He tested my toes & said if it gets worse, no matter what time it is, to call him. He showed me what to look for. This morning, the swelling was definitely down though & I could move my toes much better. They still feel a little spongey, but nothing like they did last night, so that's good.
I didn't sleep much last night either. Ended up taking vicodin at 5am just so I could sleep. Then woke at 7 something this morning & felt ok. A couple of hours later crashed again. Now I feel really good.
I'm also attached to the pain pump too so I think it's doing a good job of keeping the pain away. My last surgery was more difficult & I had more pain & such back then. I've only had to take a vicodin & a naproxen once, so that's all good. Took the naproxen to try to get the swelling down. Today, I can move my toes & actually feel sensation in the bottom of my foot, so that's all good.
Before I know it, I'll be back on my feet again!!
I'll be back in the dog show ring, finishing Birdie's championship!
And I'll be able to take the RV out again too.
I want to go to Pa as soon as I can to see family & escape the heat here. But I have a feeling I'm stuck here for a few more months though, so we'll see. I'll have several weeks of physical therapy ahead of me once the stitches come out.
I have an appointment on Monday for a bandage change & they'll remove the pain pump then too.
I'm good! I really, really am!! :-)
I can't wait till I can start taking care of my dogs & kitties again too. I miss them. I hope in the next day or two, that will be possible.
Ack, getting a cramp in my right calve again! That's not fun. Had one yesterday that turned my vocabulary VERY colorful!!
Again though, recuperating in an RV is the best!!
My computer is done for. I need to sit down & log all that needs to be saved from the hard drive as I had many, many folders & divisions in it where I stored stuff. I really should have saved it when I noticed the computer was going down sooner. The day I tried, the computer said nope, I'm done in. Oh well. At least the hard drive can be saved to move stuff from.
Don't know when I'll be able to get another computer, but for now, I have this little netbook to carry me through. So that's good.
I'm going to try to catch up with ya'll now.
Man, this keyboard is sensitive. I keep hitting wrong buttons!
~As always, be kind to your pets, clean up after them on your travels & respect your neighbor~