Archive for July, 2015
I am sorry it has taken me so long to post about my surgery. The surgery went awesome, smoother and quicker than the Dr had anticipated. He was able to perform the exact same surgery just before mine, which is very rare. A relief to me too, since my surgery was just his third of this particular procedure. (Well, worth it, if it heals properly it should be the strongest type of stump that can be formed via amputation.). My healing process has been great, nothing at all compared to my first amputation as I am learning now, was considered a traumatic amputation making recovering much more difficult. I am being well taken care of, a nurse visits my home 3 days a week to help us change my dressings, it takes two people to properly put on the shrinker sock without causing more than necessary pain. (Staples+Shrinker sock=very unpleasant). My oldest two sons (17 and 15) and my husband take turns helping the nurse apply the Shrinker sock. Everything is healing well, I haven’t counted but it looks like around 32 staples that remain for three weeks. Once a week my physical therapist comes out to help me stay strong and prepare for my prosthetic. He was originally suppose to come more often, but seeing my six kids and the exercise equipment I already owned, he felt once a week is plenty, which makes me happy, less poking and prodding. My kids have stepped up for the most part, but being kids they do on occasion take advantage of the fact that I am not up and about and break the rules that kids abhor (such as no eating in the living room–I gave up on that one a long time ago but I’m pretty sure this one will give my husband a heart attack 😊). So all is well, I’m not knitting as much as I would like to, I sleep at odd hours and I’m back to watching anything since I’ve already watched everything. Thank you for your prayers and concern! I am getting more excited each day as my strength increases my medicine decreases and I’m a day closer to getting a new leg! Thanks again and I hope you all have a great day!
PS even though the knitting has slowed my knitting list increases by the hour, there are so ma y things I want to make right now….next time I’ll share some!