Today the Easter Bunny came and released me from my hospital room. What joy to feel the air on my face and to look around at more than four walls. I notice the peace and quiet and the sun, freedom!!!! My friend Jane and I sat outside with a real coffee, yum, before I had to get into the car and be driven home. It’s a bit of a trick to get into a car straight legged but I managed, even if I had to hang out the boot I was getting home!
I have been sent home with oral antibiotics and strict instructions to, ” Do nothing except essential walking.” I am allowed to bend my knee, but it is very stiff, so I am not to force it, just move as is comfortable. I am to still to rest and elevate leg at all times. In fact not much more than in hospital, but I have a bigger space to move in and I did get up and down stairs, even if very slow. I am so looking forward to sleeping in my own bed tonight and not having to wake up for blood pressure, temperature, medications or a change of shift as handover is done!
When the doctor came yesterday he listened to the blood supply with the Doppler machine, again I held my breath till I heard the whoosh whoosh of the blood passing through the transplant and the doctor was happy. I am to see him next Friday unless I have any problems but at the moment it is rest, rest, rest. I am wearing a knee high compression stocking and will see how this goes, though the swelling from surgery is gradually going down and I can sort of see a knee appearing my ankle was swelling a bit, as have not had any compression stockings on for two weeks, so hopefully the knee high will help. Have to say that every day is a bit of trial and error as I progress into new territory.
I had a chuckle today as I looked at the stats for my blog, I love the search engine requests that lead to my posts, today’s said, ” Beautiful node Lady.” Just love it!