Saturday, May 28, 2011

Checking in

Cliff mentioned that I haven't updated my blog lately (he checks my blog daily, right after he's perused Craigslist).  The truth is, I really don't have much to report.  I'm doing fine as far as I can tell; I'm doing my therapy exercises five times a day, and I'm picking strawberries.  That report pretty much goes for every day lately.  
Yesterday I made my first visit to Walmart since my surgery.  Instead of taking the walker in with me, I simply used a shopping cart for support.  I've pretty much dispensed with the walker here at home, even when I'm going out to feed the calf or pick strawberries.  Nobody gave me permission to do this, but I feel pretty secure walking unaided as long as I take it slow and easy.   
For about fifteen minutes of every hour, I keep ice on my knee; that really feels good, and I look forward to it.  I'm taking two hydrocodone tablets three times a day at six-hour intervals, starting whenever I get up.  I'm only taking regular Tylenol at night.  That way I have the good stuff going when I do therapy throughout the day.  I'll see the orthopedist Wednesday, and I think she'll take the staples out then.  
So, you can see why I don't have a lot of stuff for my blog:  You could probably read this every day for the next week and it would apply to what I'm doing that day.  

9 comments:

Angela said...

Good to know you're truckin' along. Have a nice weekend.

madcobug said...

Sounds like you are doing extra good. Glad that you are not taking that much pain med especially if you don't need it. Your doc knows best. Helen

Paula said...

Good to hear you're doing so well. Keep it up.

Lindie said...

Glad to hear you are doing so well.

patsy said...

thanks cliff, I was beginging to worry.

Margaret said...

Are you reading anything good? Our strawberries in my area(famous for them) are at least two weeks late this year because we've had NO sun. Boo!!

TARYTERRE said...

Sounds like you're more than managing with your leg. Just be sure not to overdo it. Take care of yourself.

Ora said...

yes...that may be so...and so happy you are doing so well...but a day without Donna...is just another day...!!!! (sighing heavily)....and how is Iris since her little "weather adventure"...so glad she is back home...God Bless your continued healing process....

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Thanks for checking in and letting us know all is well there. I always like to think that no news is good news but still it's nice to hear your good news. You are doing really well and I'm hoping soon you won't need those pain pills at all!