Saturday, May 09, 2015
Hi everyone! It's been a month since I last told you about my health status. I've been back to the surgeons and the cardiologist, and they are both pleased with my progress so far. I still can not drive, and I still have to ride in the back seat of the car when I am in a car. That's because IF I were to be sitting in the front seat (passengers side), and the car were to be involved in an accident, if the airbag went off, it could potentially reopen my surgical site. Don't want THAT to happen!!
I've been trying to walk a little bit more every day, as well as keeping busy in other ways. I've made major improvements to my collection of buttons. For me to be able to use them, they have to be sorted into creative categories. I have the time to do that now! I'm sleeping a little better at night now (yay!), and generally sleeping for 7-8 hours a night, which is good. I've started trying to sleep on my side, and I can do that for 1-2 hours at a time until I need to go back onto my back. The scar itself is looking good. My cardiologist said to put a little bit of Vitamin E on it, and I've been doing that. I still have some swelling around my feet, but nowhere as bad as it once was. I've noticed on the days that I walk a bit more, I have less swelling. I try to keep my feet elevated as much as possible when I'm sitting.
I want to express my sincere thanks for all of the wonderful get well wishes that you all have sent to me. Your outreach and support have meant a lot to me. Thank you so very, very much!! You guys are the best!!