Hopefully the last one this year…..smh
I haven’t seen the surgeon to follow up about my foot surgery yet, so I’m not sure that I’m “done” there yet, but I FINALLY have surgery scheduled for Botox in my bladder on Friday.
The last time I had this surgery was February 9th of this year, and since it only helps relieve symptoms for about 4 months, let’s say I am WAY OVERDUE.
If you’re interested in reading more, the link to that post is here….
Both the surgery and “recovery” for this one will be a piece of cake, to be honest the scheduling of it is the most difficult part. I also hope that doctors are able to come up with some other “treatment” soon because I suspect my body will develop an intolerance or tolerance for it. (you know when a treatment just stops working?) and having to carry or wear a bag of pee just plain sucks. (yes even though I have officially given it a name, it still sucks). So YAH surgery?!??!
While I’ve got you here though, (I hope you’re still reading). Can I tell you about my foot? AGAIN?!?!?
First the “technical stuff”
Today marks one week post op. I see the surgeon again on Thursday. I have FINALLY been able to put weight on it (with the Boot on) AND can tolerate the pain without pills!
I have even been able to walk to the bathroom as long as I have the “even up” on my other shoe to help realign me, stand up straight? I’m not sure how to explain it, but it makes my shoulders straight when standing and takes pressure off my right hip. Win win
Since I can get to the bathroom easier now, I was able to take the foley out. First time I am ever grateful for having such a small house. (10 steps in one direction from my computer to the bathroom and 15 steps to my bedroom in the other direction).
I no longer have to stay in bed
Keeping my foot elevated is still important though. I was even able to get the wheelchair out of my house by myself. I went for a “different” kind of walk the other day, more of a roll? While I wasn’t able to take my “normal” walk, I did make it around the entire block in the wheelchair, using my arms for a portion and my left leg for the other. It felt great to be moving again. I know it will still be a long time before I am able to really walk again, it was freeing to know that I can “get out” by myself…and it’s a hell of a workout to help shed the pounds from all the ice cream Jeri delivered.
Although Thing 2 and her boyfriend have been helping tremendously, (Ice pack and coffee deliveries right to my bed) it’s refreshing to be able to do it myself. Thing 1 and her husband stopped by to check in too. She is 5 months now and the baby bump is really there now!!!!!! As I have said before, I’m only a LITTLE excited!!!!!! Yah grandbabies!!!!!!
While having so much time to ponder, what I would like to be called, I think I am going to hope for Mammy, but I will write more about that later. I do know for a fact that GRANNY just isn’t going to cut it. I can’t hear the name without thinking of Granny from the Beverly Hillbillies….. While I do have her spunk, it’s just NOT gonna happen.
Several of you have commented the you are sorry that I am going through so much, and I really appreciate it, but please don’t feel sorry. I have amazing friends (you included) and family, and have never felt so loved. Even Einstein has delivered food and….shhhh cigarettes :(. I will pick up that battle again, just not today.
Thank you all for reading and commenting. I am sorry that I have missed so much going on in your lives, I will remedy that today.