Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Busy, Busy . . .


My second visit to the wound care center on Monday went well. New tissue is forming and still no infection. When I asked the doctor how long healing was likely to take, he said four to eight more weeks. So that's okay. I'll be going back next Tuesday for them to remove the pressure bandage and take another look.

The broken ankle continues non-weight bearing but the dislocated shoulder is cleared for me to propel myself in a wheel chair. I won't see the ankle/shoulder guy till the 28th . . .
Till then, I'm kept busy with range of motion exercises and others to maintain/regain strength so that when the day comes, I won't find walking a huge challenge. I'm encouraged to spend a lot of time sitting up to maintain core strength, a lot of time lying down with my wound leg elevated to enhance blood flow, to stay hydrated and eat lots of protein, to use body lotion every day to fight off dry skin . . .

And I'm proof-reading the first (and unpublished)Elizabeth
book, preliminary to trying to get it pubbed as an e-book.


I'm reminded of the kid protagonist in ROOM who has lived his entire five year life imprisoned with his mother in a little room and  who, at some point says of his confined existence, "Oh, there is so much to do!"


7 comments:

Anvilcloud said...

It seems like you have some great coping strategies to fill in your time.

Barbara Rogers said...

Great job...getting better each day, each hour...and you get the benefits from it. Of course there are the endless chores that have been changed to accommodate your injuries, just life turned upside down! But I don't hear you complaining! A great task, to not complain. Congratulations.

Frances said...

Dear Vicki, I am very glad that you got a good report from your doctor yesterday, and that the healing process is progressing. I would think that you are a perfect patient, who will do what must be done now, while not moaning too much about what cannot yet be done. (As I typed that, I thought of words from the General Confession I learned to repeat in our Episcopal church every Sunday.)

Not everyone would have so many interests to fill those non-exercise/therapy hours.

Thank you also for the beautiful autumn views! xo

Carol Crump Bryner said...

I like your attitude, Vicki!

Frances said...

Hello again, Vicki. For some reason I don't seem to be able to reply to your comment over at my place. I wanted to reassure you that there truly doesn't seem to be a decorating competition going on with regard to those crazy Halloween decs. I think the folks on those two blocks just love doing it every year...and on Halloween night the street is closed to cars, so that there can be a real trick or treat party.

It's likely that some of the folks who live around there are artists, and theatrical designers, with some enthusiastic and talented amateurs thrown into the mix for good measure. Just a lot of fun! xo

Jim Egerton said...

All good news. So happy for you. Next you will be racing that wheel chair down the hall.

Darla said...

well. crap. i hadn't been online much because of my own accident and after reading your today (11/11) post, I'm going back to find out happened to you! sending you lots of healing energy!