Thursday, July 1, 2021

Thankful Thursday July 1st

There are small and not so small things to be thankful for each week.

1. A front basket on the knee scooter! Why would they rent one without it? Glad I bought one that included the basket.

2. I was able to wash my hair in the kitchen sink the day after surgery which was great because I wash my hair every day or every two days.

3.  Day 3 post surgery I was able to let the dog out first thing rather than waking Hubby. We bought a retractable leash  just for this purpose so I can stay inside and she can reach the grass. She figured out what to do right away being a smart little poodle.

4. I am very thankful for effective painkillers . Ironically as I write this there is a news headline that Johnson & Johnson is paying $230 million to New York State to settle the damage done by opioid addiction. Luckily I know I won’t get addicted despite my gratefulness for  Percocet. All I have to do is take off the anti-nausea patch and I won’t be able to keep one down. And they make me itch!

5. Phase two of recovery started Tuesday with a regular cast put on my foot and lower leg. Dr says it all looks good in the X-ray so only two weeks in the cast. After that a walking boot and crutches for phase 3 

6. Wednesday was able to fully switch to just Tylenol instead of the opioid plus Tylenol painkiller.

5 comments:

  1. I really like your list. There are so many things to be grateful for, but sometimes I forget to stop and think about them. Impressed by how much you're able to do already. Good for you! Take care

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    1. Thanks. I’m trying to shut off the whiny part of my brain that is saying I’m bored, can’t this go faster, etc.!

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  2. All good news! I used to do the same thing with my dog on rainy days.

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  3. All great things to be thankful for.

    God bless.

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  4. Great to see this update. And know you are in your boot now thanks to Facebook. So behind on blog reading.

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