Thursday, April 9, 2009

Slow But Steady Progress

Not much to report this past week. Things are going along pretty well. Having physical therapy 3 times a week here in the room. I am moving the leg and hip and supposed to be putting up to 50% weight on that side. It's a little strange after not putting weight on it at all for nearly a year. The stitches and staples came out this week and the incision site looks great. There was no drainage like last year. We spend alot of time just sitting and working on the computer and watching TV-what else can you do while healing is taking place?
I'm on coumadin as a blood thinner so have to have a test every several days to check my blood levels to determine what dose to take. This will continue only until April 21 when I will discontinue the coumadin.
Had visitors from out-of-state today so it was a nice diversion from our daily routine. Expecting another couple today to come for lunch-always nice to see friends from long ago. This was a couple who were in our church in Okinawa back in the early 80's.
We are still on track for seeing my hip Dr. on the 21st and heading home on the 22nd. Will let you know if anything changes.


Kimmie said...

Slow and steady sounds just about right with what you've been through Sharon. Praying for all of you!!

Ren said... that's something I know a lot about (which is not a good thing) but I'm glad that you get to get off of them so quickly!
We will be heading through Nashville on the 26th. I wonder if we'll be passing each other somewhere along the way...
Keep up the good work, Sharon! We're all thinking about you!