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A Sitting "Good" Time

Monday, October 13, 2014

I don't blog often but now understand when people say I feel good but can't do anything. I had foot surgery last Thursday and have been ordered to keep my foot elevated. Now some people can sit up straight with their foot up in the air but my body does not contort to that position. When it is up, my back is bent so I am really reclining when I try to use my Surface and forget the desktop computer. You say, let that foot down--well then it swells and when that happens you get pain! I do not handle pain well. I did find out the pain pills and I are not compatible (itching, itching, and more itching--besides muddled brain and drunk walking) and have vowed to NOT take any more. I will just take an Advil and keep my foot up.

Seriously, I feel great and actually want to do things but they will just have to wait. Dh is being so good and not complaining about having to do everything. I do love that man so much. He does understand me and seems to know what I want before I ask for it. This too will pass and I keep looking to the future. If I follow orders and let my foot heal well, then I can get back to all the activities I am used to doing.
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    emoticon emoticon I know it is hard to wait but I know you can do it and your dh is a gem. I can't take pain pills, either.
    2437 days ago
  • LADYBUG1943

    Sounds like your husband is a gem. I think that also means that you're a gem as well.... they seem to come in pairs.

    My first thought at being chair bound is jealousy... excuse to read or stitch with nary a guilty thought. Reading does wear thin after a while but if I had my stitching.... ah, bliss! If you're nearly supine, though, it might make that hard. I agree that following doctors orders is best. I also agree with your desire to not take the pain pills.

    Enjoy the rest and use it to start anew once you get on your feet again. Just don't let your marvelous hubby feed you too many fattening foods.... that would be what mine would do! emoticon
    2437 days ago
    I have had foot surgery several times and believe me when I say follow the doctors orders. I know it isn't easy, but in the end it is the best thing to do. Take care and you will be back up on those feet in no time!
    2438 days ago
    Here is a gal who knows just what you mean. Only I don't have a DH to take care of me like you do.
    Take care and emoticon
    2438 days ago
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    emoticon and you are doing right. I have had more foot surgeries than 10 people and been in your position. I am blessed with a DH like yours....most times I do everything but when I am down DH takes right over.

    Before you know it you will be GOOD as NEW!

    Praying for that to come FAST!

    2438 days ago
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    2438 days ago
  • MARY1313
    Oh no!!! Well, I'm right there with you. I had neck surgery on September 3rd, 10 screws in my neck and no doing very much of anything except he did tell me to lose 15 lbs!!! I've lost 14 so far. not mindlessly eating in front of the tv, and walking, walking walking!!! but that isn't an option for you! I had foot surgery years ago ACK!!! One thing I did find out from my neuro-surgeon, advil and ibuprofen prevent healing of bones, so if your bones are involved, take tylenol!!!
    2438 days ago
    oh my ikkle turtle you are in the wars!!!

    So sorry it's so flippin troublesome but you're a tough ole bird (that's a compliment over here!) and you'll come through this emoticon take good care of yourself
    2438 days ago
    Glad your surgery went well, and, you are healing well also!
    It is trying when the mind is ready to go go go but the body says wait wait wait.
    2438 days ago
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