Wednesday is knee-day at Casa PC. After a nice long wait, the docs will finally fix my knee tomorrow. Thank goodness. Wearing a neoprene knee brace in 107-degree weather is getting old, fast. I’m getting a heat rash under there.
Of course, it’s now starting to feel a little better…just in time for the doc to put me in large amounts of pain. (When the doc told me the pain can be “rather intense” for a few days, I panicked. Usually, they say “Oh, it won’t be too bad.” Cross your fingers for good drugs.) And, to top it all off, my GOOD knee has started hurting…sigh.
I’ve been operated on before—seven times in fact. Three times on my feet to fix dancing damage, once on my hand when I sliced the tendon and nerve in my pinky while waiting tables, laparoscopic surgery in my teens, the C-section to deliver AC when she decided to come out butt first, and LASIK on my eyes.
The worst were my feet. That hurt like a bitch and I was on crutches forever each time. The LASIK was the easiest. Very quick surgery and rapid recovery time. The C-section wasn’t fun, but at least I got AC out of it.
I’m not looking forward to this one. I’m thinking it may end up under the “hurts like a bitch” category too. Not sure why I think that…
But I’m in good hands. Not just with the surgery (although the doc did come recommended), but also with my recovery. Mom and DG are on duty a lot, but then so are the Playfriends. PM will be babysitting me on Thursday to be sure I don’t try to do something silly like climb stairs while on crutches and narcotics. SP has volunteered to bring lunch to us. Angel has offered what little “Little Man free” time she has on Friday, if my mom needs to go into work. I’m sure if there’s a need over the weekend, all I have to do is call one of them and they’ll rally ‘round the gimpy one.
They’re great that way.
Meanwhile, I’m in planning mode. I’ve been to the library to pick up some movies. I’ve built a nest downstairs on the couch with pillows, the phone, my laptop, and some books. I have snacks and drinks in the fridge so PM can find them easily. Because of the stairs, I’ve brought my toothbrush and such to the downstairs bath. There’s frozen dinners and take out menus in easily located places. AC care is under control. I’ve tried to cover all the bases possible so life can go on—even if I’m drooling on the couch. The famous anal-retentive PC To-Do list rides again.
So, what have I forgotten? If you were limited to the couch for the next 3 or so days, what would you need to see in place so life could continue with out you in charge?
And while I may be out of contact for a couple of days, I’m sure PM will post an update on Thurs.
PS: Get ready everyone! Tomorrow we finish off our series on the Raintree books with a visit from Leslie Waigner of Harlequin books! Hear what the editor of all three of these fabulous books has to say…