Saturday, January 9, 2010

Progress (of sorts) Report

Next Friday I have an appointment with my surgeon. It will be six weeks since my  surgery to "rod" a broken femur. I hope he gives me a green light on driving. Starting the week of January 18th, I will have outpatient physical therapy two or three times a week for four weeks. I would like to be able to drive myself rather than imposing on Phil.

I've definitely turned the corner on pain. It's now a "one" on a scale of one-to-ten, with ten being the worst. Although there were times when, even on morphine, the pain seemed more like a "fifteen," those days are over. Now my complaint is stiffness. I feel like the Tin Man in the Wizard of Oz after a cold, drenching rain. Does anyone have an oilcan? I have all but abandoned the walker around the house. I get around by holding onto things if I need to. Otherwise I just hobble along, looking like a drunken sailor on a tossing ship. It would be nice to walk more or less gracefully again.

5 comments:

Bill said...
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Lena said...

So glad to hear that the pain has subsided!!

I love how descriptive your writing is!

Good luck at your doctor appointment and I hope you get the green light to drive!

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

I'm glad to read you're making progress. Good luck with the appointment.

Nancy said...

You have been through a lot. I am glad you are not hurting so much and I hope that improvement and complete healing comes quickly.

Golden To Silver Val said...

You seem to be mending quickly and that's such a good thing. I'm glad you're nearly pain-free too. People just don't realize how much pain takes out of you until they experience it. Just be super careful on your trips outside....keep an eye out for that nasty black ice. Be well.