I can hardly believe it’s been a whole week post surgery. Well. technically I have a few hours to go but still. Everything seems to be going well so far. I am amazed at how well I feel! Definitely not 100% but I can get around pretty well with minimal pain. When I first got home I was really concerned with the nerve pain I was having in my right leg but with some nerve medication it’s manageable now. I’m able to get around pretty well, no walker. I have my trusted companion, Cletus, to help me grab things without bending. That’s the biggest struggle I face when I’m home alone, needing to get things that are out of reach and remembering not to bend.
I still don’t have much of an appetite but I’m pretty stoked by tapioca pudding and jello. Trying to eat lots of fruit and veggies to keep me somewhat healthy. Yes, I am using a commode but I tell ya, it’s been a HUGE help. We’ve not yet named him. I’m occupying my time with obviously blogging, reading, watching the news (because I’m a total nerd when it comes to news) and taking care of odds and ends that I’ve needed to for some time. Finally got stuff listed to eBay so in a way I am working while being out of work. The cats keep me company and entertained. They’ve been destructive per usual so that keeps things entertaining.
A few great friends have stopped by with food and have stayed to chat a bit. It’s a really great thing to have awesome people who care enough to take time out of their busy day to check in on me. I am extremely grateful for these people. Makes me realize that people do actually care and like me lol.
Well off to shower I think. Today I can take the dressing off and shower with the stitches uncovered. Woo! How exciting eh? Maybe now I can get that iodine that has stained my skin for a week now, completely off.