- One day after surgery
Here’s the story so far, but you already know it of course.
I’ll just do in in pictures hey?
Otherwise it will take ANOTHER week to get this posted.
Day three - finally standing up, the elbows a bit worn out from doing the work of lifting and shifting the body all day everyday. Dodgy Nurse Applied elbow protection - that would be my own work!
DAy 4 XRAY showing new metal parts -sorry it's in front of window, a bit dodgy of course, because it's me doing the photo. Honestly, a photo of an X-ray in front of window with blinds and trees behind them. I even surprise myself sometimes!
On Day 12, my Recovery Support Crew flew in from Townsville - ta da - THE DODGY BROTHERS
On Day 13 We all made it up the Hill for Coffee - and the Dodgy Brothers socialised with Big AL.
Even Arnie likes (timidly at first) Big AL too. Big AL is is 18 and a half. This is a miracle for a very large ex-working Cattle Dog. Big AL's Dad is Bob, a seriously cool dude. I'll fill you in on Bob in another post.
On Day 13 I took Janet's advice and tried out her Olive Oil treatment on my feet, thanks compression stockings for making them like sandpaper.
The Olive Oil Trick worked too!
But the Dodgy Brothers try to lick the oil off.
On Day 14 I could stand upright - very proud of myself.
On Day 15 Feeling the Pain - but going with it instead of fighting it. Painted my nails blue, but FF I am not!
On Day 14 I can sit on a rock - this is a big milestone, and at sunset too - the pain witching hour for me. Sitting is my nemesis, this will be take the longest part of the recovery, about 3months before I can sit for more than 5 minutes.
ON Day 19 See this? After I saw the Dr on Day 18 he prescribed this.
WELL ON Day 19. I geared up and rode it. for 30 minutes - very slowly
THANKS FOR ALL THE LOVELEY EMAILS,
I am now rinding the bike every 2nd day here at the beach.
I think I’m a bit of a star of course!
LOTS OF LOVE