Sunday, May 30, 2010
I was in rehab from last Monday until today (Sunday) so it was only 6 days and I am home. I had only one complaint about the rehab facility....they didn't have wifi. So I have not Sparked since last Sunday or Monday.
My sense of time has been a bit altered by being under the influence of narcotics, so sometimes I forget which day what happened. It is getting better, though, I think.
I had enough phone calls while I was away from home. I will probably be catching up with my spark friends soon. I haven't even looked at my spark page yet.
I got home about noon today and had lunch and took a nap. It is now 4:00 p.m. and it is time to feed the cats.
I might return to the rehab place to volunteer playing the piano for the residents. I played for 20 minutes 3 times while I was there, and over exercised my right knee when using the pedal on the piano so have to hold off on piano playing for awhile until my muscles are stronger. I also cannot drive for about a month. Everyone except one resident (there's one in every crowd) liked my playing. The nurses especially showed appreciation. (I think they were weary of the Bing Crosby CD that was playing quite a bit while I was there.) I was surprised how well my hands held up to the exercise of playing the piano. My hand surgeon said it would be good exercise and would strengthen my hands (of course, if I didn't overdo).
I had a honey of roommate (Joan was 83 or so and was in very good spirits in spite of recooping from a broken hip with replacement). We got along well and were both early risers so never bothered the other one when we were sleeping or getting dressed for the day.
I had three lovely elderly women as my dining partners, Ingeborg, Elsie and Helen. They were very nice, though their memories were worse than mine but nothing I couldn't handle. Elsie told me four days in a row that yesterday she had a nice picnic (she really did go to a picnic but only once). The first morning at breakfast I wore my I Love Lutefisk shirt and they all thought it was a strange thing to wear and after that I wore more normal clothes.
The food was excellent and I must have eaten fish every day (which suits me just fine).
The care was excellent and it was quiet at night so most nights I got enough sleep. Sometimes I woke up every hour, but usually slept 2 to 3 hours at time which was pretty good for only being about 9 days out from surgery today. I probably will sleep even better in my own comfy bed in familiar surroundings.
Well, I'll be back tomorrow morning to blog and do some more catching up with my spark friends. **** I have missed you all.*********