Pretty much another lazy day in slug mode at home. The pain which I still have is an allover ache in the repaired leg from the knee to the hip. Unfortunately it is about the same as yesterday. Maybe the slug mode is not a good strategy. I will try to become more active tomorrow and see if that helps.
I haven't mentioned that I have been on Lovenox which is an anti clotting agent from the moment I entered the recovery room 12 days ago. Blood clots can sometimes form in the leg and travel throughout the body landing in places you don't want. It is an expensive well engineered needle delivery system which is administered in the stomach area twice a day. At the hospital the nurses gave the shot. At home it is self administered. Something I do not look forward too. There is always the possibility of getting an injury that could cause bleeding that would be hard to control. You also can't take any blood thinning pain relievers like Aspirin or Advil. With the light to moderate pain I have I would much rather take Advil than the Percocet. At least in the daytime.
I mentioned a few days ago that "The Wife", April has been taking great care of me both in the Hospital and at home. It is a comfort to know that she is always there for me. April long ago planned a well deserved getaway with a few of her friends for the weekend.. In her place, "The Girl" my 17 year old daughter, Allison has stepped in. She has brought me food and any anything else I needed, set the table and cleaned the dishes. When I am in pain or a little depressed seeing her smile makes me instantly feel better. She hasn't left the house in the two days April has been gone. Amazing in itself for a teenager to stay home Friday and Saturday night.
I can't find the words to describe how lucky I am.