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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.
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  • BEEJAY49
    Congratulations on driving again. :) You will do just fine in your surgery! I'm praying for you! HUGS!
    3038 days ago
  • _LINDA
    Progressing just in time for another surgery! Good for you, glad the knee was a good recovery for you. Don't care for the sound of the back recovery time, but glad your worker comp nurse is making sure you get what you need for your recovery.. Enjoy your freedom of movement while you have it..Make each moment count!
    3038 days ago
    Yay!! emoticon
    3038 days ago
    The other thing is my knee has been approved to go back to work, too bad it is going to have to wait for the rest of me...
    3038 days ago
    emoticon Driving like a Big Girl....The things we miss in life...Little things do "Wonders" for our Spirit.... emoticon stay Postive on the back surgery...It will be over and done w/ and you will be glad and then you can rejoice... emoticon I am going to have Rotator Cuff Surgery...I go Thursday to set up the date/ time...
    3038 days ago
    Wonderful that you can drive now!

    Blueberry jam...yummy!
    3038 days ago
    Well done Deborah, that is a big accomplishment. Great you are able to drive already, you are doing really well.
    Is your back surgery in August, I think I remember that was the time so you appear to be all on schedule.
    HUGS I hope the back is as good s fix as the others have been. HUGS Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3038 days ago
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