- Dec 4, 2015
- United States
What about chasing down a cat with your cane who just sprayed in your bedroom? That just happened to me on day 10. A good test of how the knee is coming along. Safe to say I'm resting now and the feline is persona non grata.Being alone I had to do household and yard chores mostly myself. I did have a neighbor come in the first couple of weeks, but after that, it was on me. I found that I'd do just one extra little thing that took only about 5 minutes, then rest for at least an hour or so. Then, if I felt OK, I would do another tiny chore, then rest. Things did pile up and at first I stressed about it. But, then I realized that if I rest now I can do more sooner. It worked out for me just fine. The knee was always letting me know what I could and couldn't do.
I'm sorry you suffered from trying to help, but right now your job is to rest, ice, elevate, medicate on time, and only do a little bit of walking around the house.Yeah, hubby wasn't happy with me but understood I was just trying to help. Between working full-time, running his own martial arts school (3 nights a week), spending time with Owen (our 12 yr old), and trying to keep up with the house/laundry, I just wanted to help him SOMEHOW. He barely has time to breathe and takes such good care of us. I hate how busy his life is. Our ride for piano lessons fell through today, so he's taking off early. We don't want Owen to miss one of his last 2 lessons before the recital on 6/9, plus he needs to go by the pharmacy afterwards. I'll try and keep reminding myself to just stay put on the couch.
He would never forgive himself if I fell though or had a big set-back,so he asked me to not do that again any time soon. His exact words were actually "How about maybe helping when you're no longer watching the clock, dying for your 2 oxy-5's every 4 hrs." The look said it all----if I can barely stand up and walk at times, why did think I could actually help out with chores!! !
@Rockgirl4, yup, I've made idle threats to the cat I never carried out. This cat has been thru a lot so we give him the benefit. Also, they think that the cat doesn't realize it when they spray.@Woodpusher The image of you chasing that cat around with your cane made my day. My husband would have been threatening to take it to the woods and not return.
@sistersinhim That's wonderful you had the kitties to keep you company during your recovery, plus give you something to take care of and enjoy. We have 3----a set of 9-yr old litter mates that are fairly small, plus a HUGE 4 yr old male that still acts like a kitten but is 14+ lbs. He keeps life fun.