Time is starting to fly. I will have two weeks after tomorrow. Once you get past the pain and discomfort of the first week this whole process gets better. I hope I look back at where I am now in a few weeks and can say the same.
I left slug mode today. Finally. Not a lot of physical activity just the right amount..I walked, with crutches about 1/4 mile going up the block and back at a slightly faster pace than a few days ago and wasn't as drained as the last time. I estimate there was about 50% of my weight on both legs. A few leg exercises.were in store managing 15 leg lifts. Three or four days ago I couldn't lift my leg an inch off the bed.. I also did a few leg extensions sitting at the edge of the bed. So nothing major here. I am in a little less pain than yesterday so maybe the extra work helped. Tomorrow there will be more.I seem to get the pain later on in the evening. A Percocet and a half should do the trick. Last night it was two.
I also noticed the surgical leg is longer than the other. By lying on the bed, both legs evenly outstretched, April and Allison estimated the difference is slightly over half an inch. Maybe 3/4 of an inch which is I'm not thrilled about. Not much I can do about it at this point.
It was great having Allison take care of me. Her smile is special and comforting. I saw a maturity in her I hadn't experienced before. However I missed April very much. I knew approximately when she was coming home and every time I heard a car drive up the street I was like a kid hoping it was her each time. When she finally arrived I wasn't disappointed. All is well again.