Tuesday, August 18, 2009

I'm Home From the Hospital

Good morning! Just an update on my total knee replacement surgery. I was discharged from the hospital last Friday, 8/14 and was so glad to come home to get some much-needed rest. Between the blood drawing, IV changing, medication dispensing, meals arriving, physical therapists coming to get me, etc...there was no sleep to be had more than a 2-hour stretch. But, the operation was successful, physical therapy in the hospital went very well and today, I had my first in-home physical therapy session. My physical therapist said that because I am doing so well so early on (my surgery being less than a week ago), that she will release me to out-patient physical therapy mid-week, next week. That means I can go to my favorite physical therapy place, Agape Therapy which is located within a health/fitness club. There, I will be able to use their exercise equipment as well as therapy pool to rehab the knee.

I'm spending alot of my days stalking other cardmaker's blogs, watching television, reading, napping, icing the knee, elevating the knee and doing my physical therapy exercises. I'm tired most of the time because of the pain meds, but I'm so glad that the worse is over.

I hope to get upstairs this weekend and see if I can sit for a spell at my craft table, at least to sort some buttons and ribbons that I've ordered from Paper Trey Ink...and who knows, maybe I'll start a card! How cool would that be! Thanks for staying in touch...

15 comments:

susan said...

I'm glad you are doing so well! But,PLEASE, be very careful on the stairs! Stairs scare me. They always have and they can be vry dangerous. Happy crafting!

ashjoy said...

So glad you are doing well:)

Candy F. said...

Hi Linda -- sounds like you are hanging in there and it's great that you are ahead on the physical therapy.

Chef Mama Lori said...

Praising God for your good report on your surgery!

peggysue said...

Great report! Yay!!

Gloria said...

Glad to hear the surgury went well.

Take care of yourself....I am sure you will be up and going in no time!

Dawn B. said...

I am so glad it all went well. I have been thinking about you. I am so glad you got my card and I hope you continued healing..Take care.

Lois Jones said...

So glad you are back on here. Can't wait to see what you come up with using all your new buttons!!

Oliva said...

Welcome Home! So happy to know you're doing wonderfully! XOXOX

Laurie tx stamper said...

I'm so glad you are home from the hospital and beginning your healing process. Can't wait to see your fabulous works of art again when you are ready to go at it! Happy healing!

Traci M said...

Hi Linda! Still waiting for you to come and show us your stuff...hope you are feeling better and miss ya on your blog!!

Grace said...

So glad you are on the mend Linda! I've missed seeing your lovely creations! Praying for a speedy and full recovery! Hugs!

Mere Deaux said...

Hi just wanted you to that I have missed you! Your cards are always so pretty. I hope you are well soon.Jan

mochamama said...

Hi Linda, just popping in to say hi, hope things are going okay with your knee recovery and we miss you!!

Dawn B. said...

Linda..You won my pumpkin blog candy.. Please email me your address...hugs.
dawnburnworth@yahoo.com

Thanks for your comments. Can't wait to see your new CDS creations.
Dawn