Saturday, August 15, 2020

Good days and bad ones

 It is easy to assume that how I feel each day is due to recovering from bunion surgery but who knows if that is the case. After all there have always been days I felt better or worse than other days.

This morning was a bad start to the day. Very nauseous so back to the anti nausea patch application. And laying still in bed. Better by noon so overall a mixed day so far.

I’m getting used to walking with my foot in the boot and using crutches to take some of the weight. No where to go so I take laps around the house to build leg strength, balance and weight bearing tolerance back up. I’m still using the knee scooter at night and first thing in the morning so I can carry things! Progress though.

I took off the elastic bandage and washed my foot which felt really good. A small thing but doubly enjoyable because of pandemic boredom and fatigue. Just covering with a light sock now although not necessary per the dr. 

I’m getting pain twinges still in the area of the incision but it looks like it is healthy and healing. I forgot to mention that I was surprised to find I had stitches that had to be removed very slowly as it was rather painful. I had thought there would be surgical glue or dissolving stitches. Done with it anyway.

Hot weather has arrived in S Cal right on schedule so hanging out inside in air conditioning is a pleasure. Still after so many months of shutdown it is proving challenging to find ways to fill the day with my quite limited mobility. Working on it though and keeping in mind that overall the recovery trend is fast and positive.

Stay well!

3 comments:

  1. Aw, man, hate to hear you're having some bad days. But I guess it's to be expected. Nothing is a straight line when it comes to our health.

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  2. Hoping that each day is a little better than the one before.

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  3. I know it's hard, so hang in there. Silver lining: you'd pretty much be shut in anyway due to Covid.

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