Thursday, March 26, 2015
Leg Injury Update
Back to my current invalid situation. Good news on Tuesday, I got my staples out.
This morning my home health care worker said I could start taking showers again. Yipee! I've grown accustomed to taking sink baths but I do so want to start taking showers again. Sink baths only go so far.
Next Tuesday I have an appointment with my orthopedic doctor. This will be three weeks to the day since my surgery. My home health care workers tell me my wound (incision) is healing nicely. The only problem I have now is one that I've had since I fell on that chunk of rain spout ice at the hotel on February 18th, was that my lower left leg, the one I can't lift, and my left foot is still swollen. Sometimes at the end of the day that swollen foot is throbbing with pain. I have to elevate it, not use it like I am now typing this blog entry. I pay a price every time I'm at my computer.
Physical therapy should begin next week. The next two months (April and May) will be consumed with physical therapy to get my left leg working again. And none to soon because taking over some of my household duties is getting to Bill. I'm trying to minimize what has to be done but there is only so much I can do. One thing I've learned from this accident is how vulnerable we all are, especially me and Bill, two old guys living by ourselves here in a big house in a development. I can't drive, I can't vacuum clean, and can only shop for groceries with the greatest of effort and then pay a price for that exertion with a swollen leg and foot.
But enough about me and my complaining. I think of those one hundred and fifty people who senselessly lost their lives because a pilot decided to take all those innocent people with him when he decided to commit suicide. The tragedy for their families is almost too much for me to comprehend. And it also puts my present condition into the category of a mild hiccup.
Have a great day folks. Ted Cruz, the Canadian Texas senator who sounds like Bugs Bunny, announced for president yesterday. Glad to see there is some people still have a sense of humor.