Two weeks done. Time flies!
Done with the anti-coagulant injections. I’m glad to be done with them, but they were easy and painless to do. Ditto the compression stockings.
I break my restrictions all the time, quite unintentionally. I will suddenly realize that my ankles are crossed. It feels very natural and comfortable. I reach across my body without thinking. Nothing hurts to remind me that I shouldn’t. I can’t bend down to pick something up from the floor, but I can bend over much further than I expected. I think I’m probably not supposed to do that either. Nothing bad has happened as a result, but I keep waiting for the boogy man to jump out at me. It does make me wonder if I could safely break a few more restrictions….like if I could use a regular toilet without a lift.
I’d really like to know when I can start sleeping on my side (the non hr side). Being on my back hasn’t been too bad….but it just isn’t natural either.
I had knitting friends over all weekend. I didn’t “do” anything. But I was deeply and profoundly tired. In bed for the night long before midnight...this is so not me!
I am up to walking one-quarter mile at a time. No pain in the hip area at all. I still experience stiffness and soreness above the knee. I’ve been experimenting with Tylenol for daytime, but it doesn’t seem to help at all. So I take just one tramadol for the morning and one for the afternoon. Seems to work better, but I still have the sleepy factor.
After a walk, I could nap for a long long time. And I do.
I decided to practice getting into and out of the car on the driver’s side. Well, that was easy. Once I was there, I decided to practice moving my foot from the gas pedal to the brake pedal. Well, that wasn’t too hard. So I decided to start the car and drive….just in the parking lot. Moved the car over to a spot near my door. Today I will drive myself less than a mile to physical therapy. Wheels = freedom.
Overall, pain is minimal even when it’s bad. It’s still less than what I experienced before surgery. I do tire out very easily, even when I’m not doing anything. I have to keep reminding myself that it has only been two weeks; I could very easily overdo it and do some damage to myself.