Today, My I-pad resurfaced ....lost in the drama of this past week.
Thought maybe some of you would be wonderin' just how I have navigated the way.
Here I am. From the hospital bed, from the rehabilitation facility, from my heart.
Five days from the butcher knife slice in my broken, aged knee to the new, adventurous vinyl replacement.
It has not been easy. I have sobbed mightily as the medical profession worked to balance my pain medication. First, I had side effects to the Morphine and OxyContin...it slowed my breathing and slurred my brain. Next the NSAIDs increased my blood pressure. Still screaming here. Finally Hydrocodone saved the day.
All this scary stuff slowed the rehab process. My first choice for aftercare had been coming home to Ms Stephanie and my daughter , Emily. Now things were way too complicated. I could not walk. I could not get to the bathroom alone. I was crying with pain. The doctor put me on the second choice bandwagon, the Pavilion at Brightmore
With a good section of ortho-rehab. It has taken until this afternoon for the pain to be under control. Oy vey. I can now use the walker to go potty myself!! My OT and PT started today. Wish me well.
With love, I will send future, pictureless updates as I can. I probably will be here another week working away at working away. No sewing but. I-padding the many Craftsey classes I bought and never watched, reading and being grateful for the many great people it has and is taking to keep my show on the road. XxxOoo