Home Sweet Home
How lovely and quiet it is here compared to the hospital. I have caught up on some of my sleep, but there is much yet to go.
My pain is moderate and fairly well, though not 100% controlled by pain meds. It's mostly a cramping kind of feeling that might feel better if I could stretch and bend my legs completely, but there is some swelling so that's not quite in the cards. I've been using ice on the swelling and heat on the very sore muscles in my thighs.
Nest time I change clothes...in long pants now--I will take a picture of my sutures. Each leg has about 50 staples holding the surgical site closed. Every expert who has seen them has commented, "What beautiful knees!" Apparently, my surgeon's skills are quite impressive. I suspect the inside is as good as the outside.
I can feel a huge difference in the stability of the joints already although the soreness and swelling do impact how things feel. Still....wow!
I hope to start my out patient physical therapy next week. In the meantime, I have to discipline myself to do my exercises at home but right now sleeping feels so much better. Hopefully after another nice nap, I will feel more energized.
Everything here at home seems fine although Tucker is stuck inside after losing his shoe. He also cut his ankle a bit, but my horsesitter is treating it. He should be just fine.
Off for my nap.