Thursday, May 19, 2011

Ouch.

Over the past two days, I heard statements like these from the staff at NKC Hospital:  "You're a rock star!" "You're one in a thousand."  "Nobody has this range of motion on the day after surgery."  "You seem to be an over-achiever."
(That last one cracked me up, by the way.)  
Well, when a person hears things like that over and over, she can get to thinking she's pretty special.  Especially if she isn't having the level of pain everybody expected her to have.  
This morning, I have only one thing to say.  
"OUCH!"  
Oh, I'm doing fine, but I think if that guy in therapy got hold of me now, he wouldn't be calling me an over-achiever; he'd probably be thinking of me more as a sniveling wimp.  I imagine I'd be doing more than my share of groaning and moaning as I attempted to do what he demanded.  
I just wanted to set the record straight; This rock star found her feet of clay.  
I'll keep my readers updated on this journey I'm taking.  


I did have a good nights sleep last night, though.  That was wonderful. 

11 comments:

Ora said...

just glad you are home...and doing well...and will do much better in the days to come...with your upbeat attitude..only way to go is UP!!! God Bless...hugs from KY

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

It's going to take time, but you are off to a great start! You may be sniveling this morning but each day will get better! There is much healing going on with a good nights sleep! Have a wonderful Thursday!

darev2005 said...

Glad to hear you are back home, anyway. Hopefully the owies will go away soon.

TARYTERRE said...

There will be some rough days as you heal. HANG TOUGH. Better days are coming.

Lori said...

Well I think that's to be expected, and I believe you're still a rock star!! Hope the pain eases up soon.

Lindie said...

Pain can be exhausting and if you are hurting use those pills occasionally. You'll heal faster.

Mrs. L said...

None of those cheerleaders has been down your road. Too back we can be there when it's their turn. Keep on keeping on!

FrankandMary said...

Oh, it is a monumental effort to maintain Rock Star, and overrated too. I'm happy you are doing as well as you are. You are a fighter & a motivated person...and you will recover fully. No matter what a 'good patient' you are, it takes time.

Margaret said...

You ARE a rock star, but you're also human. I know that you will power through what you're supposed to do. It's OK to not enjoy the pain though. :)

Rachel said...

Glad you have that behind you, but it'll feel good as soon as it quits hurting!! Sorry, couldn't resist!! :) I know so many folks that have gone through this and after the pain it's all been so much better. 'This too shall pass'!

Oh, I loved the video of you on the tractor! I had to smile when you said, "Yeehaw!" That's a word I use at times!

Prayers that you continue to improve daily!!

small farm girl said...

Keep it up!! We are all pushing for you. Although, it's not our knees that hurt. lol