Leslie at Rehab

Leslie at Rehab
Enough with the brace! Here's mah Kitteh!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Word from the Tibia

There has been self-directed movement. You heard right, the entire left leg has moved both vertically and horizontally under the direction of Leslie. Look Ma, no hands. If you ask I'm sure you can see this amazing feat!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Tuesday Twiddles

Hey there all, had lots of visits yesterday, clients and friends, and rather wore myself out. Appreciated all the visits, Mike and others, and the chance to chat about life outside of these walls. Thankfully the doctor upped the quick response pain reliever so I got a good night's sleep and was able to do some therapy today. Didn't do any walking of significance today but the upper body got a good workout. Only had one visitor today which was restful.

My roommate Sue went home this morning, she had been declaring since Friday she was ready to go. She was happy to be heading out. I enjoyed meeting many of her family and getting to know her a bit. I have a new roommate, Gina, who fell at home. Thankfully she broke nothing, but she has some bad bruising and is stiff and sore.

Working has proven a tad more challenging than I imagined. I still have notes which aren't in the system for some of my clients, and getting finished work from the house to me needs a good bit of thinking on my part as I can't really store supplies here. I am pressing on and do anticipate a point in the future when I can state the system is up and running.

Today had a few challenges on pain due primarily to all the exercise I did. Although I did learn that if I ask for pain meds and don't get them with 10 minutes to let the aide know I need to talk with the nurse. Apparently one of the aides has difficulty with which nurse is working which rooms. I do understand the ease one could get confused as the halls are usually a bustle of activity.

For those of you, and myself, who appreciated Penelope's posts and phrasings - oh well - now you know why I'm an accountant rather than a writer.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Settling In Again in Walkersville

Pretty well settled in again, things sorted out and stowed away.

Seems like I may have left out some details of the last trip to Baltimore. It was a followup visit from the surgery on the 2nd to rebuild the tibia. I anticipated some xrays and I would be returning to Walkersville.

Instead, they opened up the bandages, saw the seepage and the entire appointment focused on that. The stay this past week was to clear things up, take some cultures to check for infection, and hopefully get the incision to heal up. The cultures came back negative, the last two changes have shown no seepage, so it seems the stay did what was needed.

I am due to go back on the 28th and I have no idea if they will be checking on the incision or the bone. However I have a bit over a week to do my therapy and strengthen the rest of me.