Okay, so today marks 8 weeks since my surgery. It is hard to see the difference from the picture two weeks ago, but I can feel a difference in the scar.
I’m still not sure what that little dogleg jog to the left was all about. I was told that the discoloration is greater below the waistline is because it wasn’t open to the air as much. I don’t know. Maybe that’s where they had to go back in to install the drainage tube in the second surgery; the actual opening for the tube itself is barely a tiny line.
Yesterday was my last visit with the PT. I appreciate his efforts, and I think he did his job well, encouraging me to walk as well as to do my leg exercises when I could. I pretty much think some of those exercises aggravated my hip too much. I didn’t do any of them today and I’m nearly pain free in the hip. 🙂
Yesterday afternoon, I was going to package some things to send to my granddaughter. I thought I could fit them into the large Priority Flat-Rate box. Sadly, my large boxes were under some other things. I had to lift and move all those things, and then move and lift the box of priority boxes. Just doing that much wore me out and seriously set my hip and knee and sciatica pains to screaming. And, it turned out a large priority flat-rate box isn’t half big enough for what I need to send. Dammit. So I spent the rest of the afternoon and evening practically crying in pain. 🙁
Clearly I am not ready to get back to working just yet, not if a few minutes of shifting things put me down so quickly. Obviously, of course, I am well aware of what is required for a reqular dye session, and it has nothing to do with shifting boxes around. What I need for dyeing is fairly straight forward, so next week I will try to begin working. Slowly, cautiously, carefully, but I have to start somewhere, right?
My glucose numbers seem to be doing fairly well — no super high or low numbers, although sometimes the numbers confuse me. I’m still learning how to eat, I guess.
Friday I put in a grocery order at Kroger and the soonest delivery window was 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. today. I’ve been hearing that other people have been having their pick-up orders at Walmart cancelled, without reason or warning, so I was concerned. But my delivery was made just about 4:30, as promised. I asked for six 5-oz cans of tuna, and she brought me two 12-oz cans, and she couldn’t find my cereal. But otherwise I am happy with Kroger delivery, using Instacart shoppers instead of in-store personnel.