Saturday, February 16, 2008

Playground Monitor's Version of MOANday

I spent Valentine's Day having surgery for hallux rigidus, and for the next week or so I'll be in bed with my right foot propped up while I pop pain pills every 4-5 hours. So far the whole ordeal hasn't been as bad as I'd expected. I go back to the doctor on Monday to have the sutures removed (I think -- I was under the influence of drugs when they told me so it might just be to check the sutures).

I can walk on the foot as long as I wear my cute little surgical shoe, but to keep the pain down, help prevent swelling and promote healing, I'm supposed to stay off it as much as possible. At least I can hobble to the bathroom and don't have to use a bedpan.

The DH has been a gem, keeping me supplied with cold drinks and meals in bed. He brings me the morning paper to read and he even sent me Valentine flowers a day early so I could enjoy them before I went under the knife. And thank goodness for the laptop with a wireless card. I am still connected to the world. I was even able to work on a proofreading job today.

Smarty Pants loaned me a stack of DVDs, I Tivo'd a bunch more movies off television and I have books galore, so I have plenty to keep me occupied. And this afternoon I even went through my files and pulled my tax records together for my accountant AKA the DH.

Heart of Dixie sent a beautiful vase of cut flowers and I can see them from the bed. They sure have brightened up the room. And thanks to everyone who has emailed to check on me. I appreciate your thoughts and prayers.

My latest pain pill is beginning to kick in good so I'd better quit before I begin to type gibberish.


catslady said...

Your flowers are lovely. Hope you're up and about in no time.

Anonymous said...

Pretty flowers. Feel better very soon.

Pat L.

Angel said...

Hope you're feeling better!!!! Enjoy a little rest.

Somehow these MoanDay pictures don't have quite the same appeal...


Instigator said...

I hope you feel better soon!

And I'm really glad you have the laptop because it isn't the same on the playground without you!


Roxanne St. Claire said...

Hugs and love to you, Marilyn! The flowers are gorgeous and so it that stylish boot!

PS. Word verification is "kugsx" - I guess thats kisses and hugs combined for you!

Anonymous said...

I would recognize that foot anywhere! Love, Your Mother

Barbara Vey said...

I feel your pain. I also had foot surgery. But I have to tell you, I loved the boot. I thought it was so comfortable (yes, I know I'm weird).

Hope you have some great movies. Get better and enjoy!!

P.S. Glad to see the WP on MySpace!

Homer Hickam said...

As you know, I had the same surgery last year. A couple of weeks and you'll forget you ever had it except your toe will work some better! Hang in there, young lady!