Hi Tim and everyone else! I made it to the "other Side" and am writing from REHAB! Thank you all for your support and suggestions as to going to rehab. Best thing I have ever done for myself - still getting use to not feeling "guilty" when I have to push the nurse button to ask for help. OK, so surgery went fine - operated on Monday, came to rehab on Thursday p.m. Leg is NOT bandaged, which surprised me. It was at first, but there's no drainage, so I'm told there's no need to bandage it. Pain right now is about an 8. 45 minutes ago it was at a 10, asked for my pain pills and they just kicked in. Have the ice machine on my leg and will soon ask for the cpm machine for my evening of reading and resting. Leg itself is REALLY UGLY! Or, depending on how you look at it - could be really sexy if I was trying to impress the Frankenstein monster - lol! Have 26 staples. Not sure how long I'll be here, but my dr. wants to seeme on the 14th or 15th. The one thing about my rehab facility that kind of sucks is that it's 45 miles from my home town. In a way, it's good, because as everyone knows, company while in the hospital can be exhausting. But, I'm not quite sure how I'm going to get to my dr's office next week. With gas at $4.00/gallon, I may have to bribe someone.Best of luck to you tomorrow ---prayers being sent your way. Please post back when you are capable and let us know how things went and how you are doing!
BTW, I live in Milwaukee, WI and we had a horrific mass shooting this a.m. at a Siekh Temple. Please pray for their community. I just don't understand what's happened to this country! And, when it happens in your own back yard, it's even more shocking, if that's possible. You know, last night I happened to turn on a rerun of the TV SHOW Father Knows Best - if life was only like that - or like Leave it to Beaver, or Dennis the Mennace, or any of those shows! OK, rambling now, pain pills have definitely kicked in...I will keep everyone posted. Have a good night.