When compression socks ATTACK....
Last night, put on a pair of the new compression socks I bought. Woke up at 4am with what felt like tons of mosquitoes nibbling at my legs. There I was, sleeping well and I woke up thinking, "what the h*ll? Did I buy WOOL compression socks?" Thing is, I'm wearing anti-clot cuffs that plug in, so it's not going to be an easy feat to free myself. Freed Righty straight away. Ahhhhh. And now....Lefty.
I tried to un-velcro Lefty with my right toes first and...nope. Tried to push the cuff and sock off together. Righty was a valiant soldier, but...oh, hay-ull no. Wife woke up and asked if I needed to use the bathroom.
"No, but these socks need to come off NOW."
She got up and started trying to free Lefty and that d*mn thing WOULDN'T budge. It must be the wrong size. Meanwhile, zzzzt, zzzzt, zzzt. She's half asleep and suddenly my foot turns like a faucet and Lefty was not having that!
She turned on more lights and got her glasses and slowly, oh sooooo slowly, got rid of the dastardly sock.
I kept thinking - well, I hadn't accounted for dislocating because my wife pulled off a compression sock, but...
Anyway, got the thing off and today the hospital ones are right back on. Oh, and pro tip: sock-put-on tool and compression socks? Not gonna happen. The socks freaking compress the little sled part so you can't get your foot in. Genius. Whoda thunk?
Otherwise, digestion milestone achieved.
And, I didn't mention this yesterday, but I notice that when I get up, I just get up. There's soreness from the surgery, but the pain that gave me pause when I stood up and had to "test" the leg first? GONE.
Maybe by the time I go in for my follow up to be sure the fracture is healed, a lot of the soreness from surgery will be better and I'll really get a chance to walk, for real, even a few steps.
Did you see your discharge xray?
No, I didn't, but honestly, I don't understand anything about what I'm looking at on an x-ray. I'm like...."shadows? White things?" My surgeon tried to point out the bone on bone situation and I'm thinking, "well, I can see a round thing and a long thing, but...." Don't think I'll be able to miss the new hip, though!
You haven't mentioned what you're going to read or binge-watch-- anything picked out?
Oh, soooooo many things! We just got Roku and I am going nuts trying to figure out where to start. Plus I stopped at the library and got a bunch of poetry. Poetry is like the ultimate, decadent reading. Just one page can totally change your perspective on the world.
Oh, and @djklaugh
- the cats are fantastic purrramedics (ha ha), but they do not understand the cuffs on my legs and why "mom" suddenly is SO noisy!