Saturday, February 13, 2010
We had a REAL snowfall. I know that many of you are sick to death of the snow and the cold; but this is the SOUTH. The last snow fall happened about 10 years ago. Out here 5 INCHES of snow will close down the town. No one out here knows how to drive in snow or anything else so we get a holiday. Schools close (for reals) the government offices close and the news casts are all about the killer storms.
As for me, being a patient is always a learning experience. Now I know why patients complain about plexi pulse boots--they can drive you nuts. Who can rest with their feet being squeezed and thumped every minute or two? Having someone come in your room ALL night long and flip on the lights can also drive you nuts. For me that drive is a short walk.
I used to do a lot of my work in the dark and let people try to sleep. If I had to stay for more than one night they would have to start really drugging me up. I had very little post op pain--drugs. I thought it was a miracle cure at first. What a nut. Fortunately for me the type of proceedure I had only requires 6 weeks of crutches with toe touch weight bearing. Really it hasn't been bad. I would love to roll over on my left side to sleep but can't do that. Now that the kid has given me access to a computer the whole world seems brighter!
Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers.