|My room ~ yes, it's private. That was a pleasant surprise! |
This is a brand new wing on the hospital, and everything was shiny and new. It was (almost) a pleasure to stay in this room!
The room was decorated nicely. Pretty colors. Nice enough wall art. And a really clever headboard idea! Cork board, chrome and a nice assortment of duplex receptacles! : )
The pain medication that I'm taking makes me REALLY thirsty. A regular old cotton ball mouth! So a great big thank you to Gail and Bill for the "Jolly Ranchers!"! I'm sure the nursing staff was thankful too! If I hadn't been sucking on these, I'm sure I would have drank at least two more gallons of water. That would have kept them "hoppin"! (see room sign below)
Here's the legs! The right one was/is swollen twice the normal size. From this angle it looks a little flat. It was not flat! The surgery is over. The three day hospital stay was work. I learned how to climb a short flight of stairs and how to get into and out of the (passenger) seat of a mid-size sedan. I have a neat "picker-upper" tool and a very creative "sock put-er on-er" (I don't think I'll be using spell check on this post!) I also have my own rolling walker ~ it's a little sluggish on carpeting but boy, does it take off on the hardwood floors!! Plus, what hospital visit would be complete without a pair of these fashionista socks!? I got an extra pair.......maybe I should have a giveaway!
Anyway, now the real work begins - actual it started yesterday. Home exercises - and out-patient therapy. Mandy helped me yesterday with some bending and stretching exercises. The pain of the exercises is pretty intense but GOODNESS GRACIOUS the tightness afterwards is beyond description! It feels like the staples (all 30 plus of them) are going to burst from the swelling! I'm getting ready to leave for my out-patient appointment in about an hour ~ Pain medication as we walk out the door and a REALLY LONG nap when I get home ~ that's my plan.
Thanks again for your prayers....they truly, truly bless me in a very special way! I'll be back when I can!