4,000-5,499 SparkPoints 4,330


Sunday, June 26, 2011

emoticonThere, I said it. I. Am. Bored. We were never allowed to say we were bored growing up, and if we did there was always some horrible chore waiting to get us un-bored. Sorry, Mom, I said it anyway. And I'm not cleaning your toilet.

Surgery was 6/14 and I can't believe I've already cycled through thinking this would be a breeze, thinking pain would kill me, thinking I'd get sent to a nursing home, thinking I'd never move again without thinking about it first, thinking about firing the home PT people, thinking I had plenty of magazines to read and projects to do. I do have a rash on the lower 1/2 of my operated leg (wierd!) but that's not my idea of fun.

It's 1 a.m. and I can't sleep, probably because I haven't done a darned thing to make me tired. I did eat every emoticon I could find (2 100-calorie packs) but I don't suppose that counts as aerobic... I would have made emoticon to go with them, but then I would have had to drink it standing on 1 leg in the kitchen as I can't carry anything like that in the basket on my walker. Although now that I think of it, 1-legged tea drinking might have been somewhat aerobic and definitely not boring!

PT exercises for a posterior total hip replacement are fairly simple. Lie on bed and slide heel toward bum 10 times. Lie on bed & clench bum muscles 10 times. Let leg fall outward 10 times. (Hubby LOVES this one and has appointed himself necessary to monitor my progress. Can't wait till he thinks to bring out a tape measure!) All necessary but not exactly emoticon challenging as a work-out. The home PT people seemed quite disorganized--short notice for each visit, different person (who hadn't even glanced at my chart) each time, different advise each time. Yesterday we agreed that I could do just as well on my own. Too bad it took a few co-pays for us all to come to that conclusion.

I was soooo looking forward to recreational reading. I made sure to take my license exam before surgery so I wouldn't have to look at anything "professional" if I didn't want to. Today I realized, though, that reading is a LOT more enjoyable if you can say things like "I could be (insert sweaty chore here) but instead I'm luxuriating in this book." emoticon

Yeah, I know, in the scheme of things these are not bad problems to have. I could have had complications & still feel as crappy as I did on day 2. I actually feel better than I have in years and my only "real" complaint is that it's summer yet we had the heater on briefly today emoticon. Of course, now that I've whined publicly emoticon, I really have no choice but to find some way to engage myself. Dammit! Next time I want to wallow, I must remember to keep it to myself!

So off to bed, again, emoticon3rd time's the charm? There is excitement SOMEWHERE here in my house and tomorrow I'm going to find it!
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
    Hang in there - think to the future, and grin and bare the present. emoticon
    2495 days ago
  • PUGRAD1995
    Hugs, I remember that point post-op. I live alone and it was just a real pain when I felt good enough to do something, but didn't have the resources (couldn't drive).

    Hang in there-glad it's going well. I had a similar experience with home PT, but after week 2 I had the same guy each time and that helped alot. It was knee rehab, so they are a little more exciting switching up the exercises.

    2495 days ago
    Jessica- You are right. Hubby has weights I can borrow (or use soup cans for that matter, lol). I'm just out of sorts with not having a focus. I'm used to having a schedule and a plan. Heck, the last time I took a vacation was in 2003 and I had somewhere to be or things to do nearly every minute. Maybe this week my lesson is in just "being" but I definitely do need to work off some of this nervous energy! Thanks!
    2495 days ago
  • JESSICA2140
    Have you thought of doing arm exercises? Could you use small weights in bed? I'm not familiar with what your limitations are right now, there is ALWAYS something you can do to try to get yourself moving, if for not other reason than to be able to sleep!!
    2496 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.

More Blogs by ONESILLYME