Checking in from room 24 in the "knee repacement wing" of the hospital. Everything went great yesterday, Doctor seemed to think he "fixed everything". I had some kind of block put on my knee, and my leg is still a little numb, which is AWESOME, as the less numb it gets, the more it hurts.
I am looking forward to talking with my Dr. this morning, who will be coming by before 7 am.
This graphic above, is only too true. I was woken up four times to "check for vital signs", even though mine had been low, and steady since the surgery. I really got no sleep, which seems to me to be just the anthesis of they would want a patient to do. I talked them into disconnecting some of the tubes running into me at 5 am, so I am much happier about that.
It is an interesting thing to be in a hospital. They don't want you to do anything for yourself, but you have to wait for a long time to get someone to help you. Someone was supposed to help me dress this morning, but was running about a half hour behind. By the time she got to my room, I had taken care of it.. She was actually stunned. I guess you are supposed to sit around and whine. I'm not going to do that, and am going to start exercise today.
My darling Daughter is coming to see me today, because I forgot a couple of things, and she said she wanted to come anyway. THe night belfore last, I talked to her about my "health directive", and her obligations involved with it. We discussed that I wanted NO heroic measures, no food tubes, no breathing tubes, etc. I told her that I had this written down and had signed it and it was in my health packet. It isn't easy to have this discussion, but I thought it was important. She got really worried, thinking I was telling her that something would happen to me. I assured her that the possibilities were very remote, and that I was in great shape to be having this done right now. I think it scared her a bit. That's OK. We all have to realize that we need "health directives" and to prolong someone's life when they are no longer living is atrocious.
I am doing great. This is a nice hospital. I have my own room, and have a view of St. Paul, and at night I can see the Capitol building. Very pretty, and quiet when the machines are not beeping!!
I watched a movie last night, to take my mind off my pain, "The Martian". Love that movie!!
Lots of handsome Doctors have visited, and I am really good with that!!
Every day is one day closer to my fitness goals!!
Have a wonderful Wednesday!