I drove today!
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Yep. That's right. I got clearance from the knee orthopedic doctor, and promptly my hubby swapped places in the van to let me drive. It is a little tough (stiff on the knee getting in and out) but I did it. I let him take over a couple times, but I drove to a few of the places we needed to go. I told him I wanted to drive as much as I can stand before the back surgery. I have a doctor or physical therapy appointment nearly everyday the next two weeks, so I guess I have plenty of places to go.
Other than that, I am trying to get things ready as best I can for post surgery. The worker's comp nurse advocate was at the appointment and will see that my back brace is covered, as well as some other equipment I may need. She reminded me the low back will be a tougher recovery than the neck. I know, but I don't want to focus on that. It has to be better than how it is.
Now, I am wiped out, and intend on getting in my chair, and reading, crocheting, watching tv, and huggling my therapy cat, despite the heat.
I am thinking of making blueberry jam. Yes. I am a little crazy. I have just enough jars, blueberries and sugar. But perhaps, I will hold off til tomorrow.