Jun 23 2009

Turning The Corner

I started to feeling much today better. It seems as though I have turned the corner on healing and pain.  I still have some pain, but I am able to get around with no problem anymore.  It might be slow, but it is movement.  I cut down the pain meds to once a day (at night), and have decided to deal with morning pain.  For some reason, the pain is pretty bad in the morning.  I have been getting up, and having to just sit for about 20 minutes until the pain subsides.  After those 20 minutes, I’m fine.  I think the one thing that really helps with the pain is the athletic supporter (I apologize to any men who read this, I had to link it!! The wikipedia images for jock strap are classic.  No one looks like that!!) the doc sent me home with.  Before I had the surgery, I was insistent on the idea that I did not need to wear one, and that I would be fine.  Once again, I was wrong!!  I am now on day #6 of swallowing my pride.  It really does help with the pain.  It is very uncomfortable though.  Anyone who has ever played a sport that requires one could understand.  Imagine wearing it non stop for 6 days.  I don’t even need to explain what could, and is happening!!  I think  I am going to start not using it when I am just sitting around. I will however put it back on when I have to tend to my sidekick.

With Jess returning to work, I am forced to get up and get some things done on my own.  One thing that keeps me moving is my sidekick.  She is a 29lb out of control Puggle named Keena.  She keeps me busy, and I think she knows that I’m not 100% because she has been very good on walks, and is very gentle (which is not normal) inside.  Isn’t it weird how dogs just know things? 

Isn't she pretty?!

Keena

 

 On another, more disgusting note, now have two tennis balls between my legs.  They are swollen, and not happy!  I feel for Jess, because she is still assisting with changing dressings.  Poor thing has to look at my deformed area and not crack any jokes.  I could only imagine what is running through head during these lovely moments.  She’s a champ!

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