Monday, September 14, 2009

Monday, Monday...

Spouse is taking the car into the body shop as I type. Finally found a ride to follow him. A woman hit the Navigator in the hospital parking lot. Poor girl, she was nice enough to leave a note. Her husband was electrocuted and shattered his ankle. They haven't had enough money to pay for the car damages until now...and spouse was nice enought to wait.

PT going pretty slow. I had my first post op visit last Friday. Doctor wants me to do out patient PT now. So need to call and set up the visits. It's in Vinings so it's very close! Last week, home nurse called to say insurance required me to write a check for 75.00 per visit. So I guess that means money will start to fly out the need to make the most of every visit!!!

Not much else going on. Getting a little bored, guess that's a good sign.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

2 weeks out! I'm back!

Wow. It's been 2 weeks. Boy, did I ever not think I'd get this far. And finally I am feeling like my old self. I can't walk yet, but I'm getting bored and that's a good sign!

Boy what a trip that hospital stay was. A couple of bumps in the road...with 2 units of blood, chest x-ray because I had fever, 2 leg dopplers checking for blood clots. And a confused nurse who took pricked my finger, thinking she was in another room with another patient! Mostly, the care was very good. Just a couple of dodo's to make things on edge. And when your blood is low, no bleeding from finger pricking is needed. Oh and I did pass out one time during therapy. It was a quick pass out though. I've never fainted before either. It was probably well deserved though! I scared a lot of people.

So I returned home Friday. I still have to learn to walk again. I lost my gait, walking to avoid pain. Waiting on insurance to go through to start up PT. Tomorrow is Wed. and hope to hear something soon. Got my staples out today! And had in-home OT.

Anyway, I will tune in and give a couple of thoughts on the situation at hand and some experiences at the hospital. There is light at the end of the tunnel today!!

I guess the most important thing I did learn from being in the physical rehab place, was health is so precious. So many younger people with strokes, MS, brain tumors, diabetes complicating so many with these afllictions too.