Monday, August 16, 2010
hospital + home
Whew A LOT has happened in just weeks. Moved the household a week and a half ago. LOVE the new (to me) abode. My sister was my right hand. Truth be told, I simply could not have done this without her help. Sisterhood is a wonderful thing and a special blessing! Then one week after the move, I checked into the hospital for a total knee replacement. What a journey. Went to St. Joseph's in Tacoma where the "Joint Camp" staff of therapists, nurses, physicians and nursing assistants were simply outstanding. Three and half days later I was able to go home with my son up from So Cal and a walker in tow. Am gradually learning to trust my new bionic knee. Have to exercise three to four times a day. Also have to stay ahead of pain. It is a amazing journey that has been made so much more attainable thanks to a whole team of intelligent, compassionate caregivers! My son will stay at home with me for a week. As I regain mobility and find that the pain of bone on bone begins to fade ~ I feel joyful, thankful and blessed. Okay, I am sort of heating our heat wave but that too will pass!
Hope summer is treating all my cyber-writing friends well. When I am on less pain meds will write more.