Wednesday, February 24, 2016

A Tiny Note and Update!

Progress:  an hour in physical therapy is a welcome relief from the tedium (how many episodes of "In the Heat of the Night" can one watch? nostalgic in so many ways:  "back then" it was the nonagenarian mother-in-law's favorite show) from the tedium, I say, of the daily routine.

Update:  Trip to surgical team in Indy.  Passed the one-month test with flying colors!  I may now lift up to 25 pounds, raise my arms above my head.  And I forgot to ask if I could resume my normal sleeping posture.  I have slept on my back for the past thirty-two days.  Anyway, other good news: I can drive provided I am not on any opioids.. (I haven't had one of those in two weeks!)  I am to be released from nursing home on schedule: February 25.  Now that is more than an update, it is progress.

Downside:  (Because I don't always see how full the glass really is) There are a couple of unintended consequences of the procedure, but they are being addressed and are a minor annoyance in the over-all scheme of things.  Care to be taken until the end of April, for it takes three months for complete healing to eventuate.

I am elated.

12 comments:

Ilene said...

Now this is good news! I'd definitely ask about that sleeping position. Back sleeping, for me, means nightmares! The 25th is tomorrow! That is awesome.

vanilla said...

Ilene, one adapts to circumstances, the back sleeping, I mean.

Jim Grey said...

I *can* sleep on my back, but anyone within the house won't like it, as I snore like a band saw then. Only when I sleep on my stomach or side can I avoid it.

Sounds like you're () this close to getting back to normal. What a great report to receive!

vanilla said...

Jim, I will certainly be glad when I can roll over in bed! Did lie on my right side a while last night with a bolster at my back. It will come.

Grace said...

Well this is sunshiney news on another drab, grey rainy day.

vanilla said...

Grace, we take our bright spots where we find them. Drab, rainy, now snowy day here.

Secondary Roads said...

Congrats on the progress and thanks to God for answered prayers.

vanilla said...

Chuck,Amen to that my friend.

KC Bob said...

Thanks for the update. I am elated with you.

vanilla said...

Bob, thank you.

Vee said...

Hope you will be able to sleep on your side soon. My bet is that the stomach position will not be approved in the near future.

vanilla said...

Vee,I suspect you are right. *growl*