Follow-up Friday – Phase 2 Recovery Begins – May 29
Happy last Friday in May! I apologize for my absence for three days, but since I’m still typing with only my left hand, I’m not going to try to make up the missing days’ posts. I’m calling this “Follow-up Friday” so I can share what has happened since I last posted on Monday.
*Tuesday the 26th
On Tuesday, I had the sutures removed from the incision and got a new splint that I will now have to wear for at least another six weeks. The whole day was a bit of a challenge and really wore me out. It was a very humid day in the 80s, and after such a late start to our spring due to the LONG winter, we’re just not ready for the humidity of summer already! Between that, getting the sutures out, and having my thumb and hand manipulated after not using them for nearly two weeks, I was in a lot of pain and ended up sleeping for a few hours after the appointment. I woke up long enough to have supper and visit with my darling hubby, then went to bed early.
*Wednesday the 27th
I woke up the second time (after Dave went to work at 5:30) to a phone call from my mom-in-law around 9:45 saying she wouldn’t be making it over because she was not feeling well. Not sure if we shared germs or if it was just the heat, but we both seemed to have intestinal issues. It was a long, difficult day and demonstrated to me how helpless I feel not having the use of my right hand. Spent most of the day sleeping again!
*Thursday the 28th
My “three things Thursday” primarily consisted of:
2- Visiting with my mom-in-law when she stopped by, even though she still wasn’t feeling 100% well.
*Friday the 29th
The first part of today involved mostly sleeping. It’s amazing how much pain can drain your energy! That, and just feeling rather helpless and useless. My hubby only worked a half day (it’s all overtime on Fridays, because Dave works four 10-hour days from Monday to Thursday) and the day got better when he came home. Just getting the chance to talk abut how I was feeling AND taking a shower can make such a big difference! It’s the little things sometimes, the things we often take for granted…until we can’t do them for some reason!
So what have you been up to this week?
Have you had the experience of feeling tired and helpless due to an injury or surgery, and the subsequent recovery period?