Merry CHRISTMAS! Merry 8th day of RECOVERY!

The crummy part of this surgery is, while recovering, you can’t get a decent night’s sleep. I always get up around 2 or 3 in the morning, because laying in one spot causes your surgery leg more pain.

I was messing around in the middle of the night and decided to move my pillows to the opposite end of the bed. I love to have a headboard behind my head, but I can’t get in by myself, so this way, my surgery leg is on the outside and my good leg is leading. I officially woke up at 9:20 am but I was up at 8 am, because my leg was becoming uncomfortable in laying in one spot.

I should have woke up because everything stiff now. My neck, back and surgery leg.

I have been going commando, because I only have underwear that is too tight. They fit before the surgery. I had planned to go get larger ones or boxers, but this way works.
My mom made me an egg sandwich this morning and prepared coffee for me. Moms are the best. My brother and his wife suprised my mom and I, with a surprise visit. He said he was coming tomorrow.

Another great piece of news, is that I found a usb cable, that would charge my nook. It’s a usb cable, from my android. The nookcolor is marked by the company, being unable to charge by connecting to computer, but online everyone says it works. It does, but very slowly. I was dying without my books.

My dog has figured out, I can’t move around well and she is taking advantage of that. 😛 My mom has been taking care of her too.

It’s about time for me to take the bandage off. I’m too scared to look at it. I know the doctor used staples. I did not want staples. To me, that is being lazy, because he didn’t want to spend the time closing it with sutures. My surgery took him longer than expected. He says it’s because my femoral head was worn. He had to shave it down like a bad potato. A good simile, but the image produced is scary, to my mind’s eye. 😛

My mobility is the same. Nothing new there. Still using my walker and most of the time I stay in my room. I had recently changed my bedroom in the house into a larger one and I am thankful now. I had a tiny room, and I don’t think all my stuff, would fit.

My brother and sister-in-law were shocked how swollen my leg was. I had no knee before, but now I really have no knee. By the time they left, I was feeling stiff and swollen because I did not lay down at all while they were here. I also did not have my TED stockings on. My mom washed them again. My mom is worried and fawns over me, she instructed me not to get up while she went to visit a friend after my brother left.

Constipation is a ugly word. Constipation feels ugly. After drinking prune juice, and taking constipation medication, i finally went. My brother asked me if I had a baby when I came out of the bathroom. I was in there forever. It was also the first time I used a normal toilet and I will be using the bedside commode again next time. Its too low and I had a hard time lowering myself and I was sitting there too long and my leg was hurting being so low. I think I wanted to use the normal toilet because my brother and his wife were visiting and it was a number 2.

Today turned out to be a great day actually. Surprise visit from my brother and my sister-in-law made Chicken Pho. I was not able to eat a lot, but I enjoyed it. I also got a christmas gift when I was not expecting one.

I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas.

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