|Susie and I, do a lot of watching together.|
Home Depot just delivered 2 pallets of retaining wall blocks. I watched from the living room window.
The husband has been tearing out our old rock retaining wall in the backyard. I watch from the patio.
Drives me crazy because I enjoy building and gardening.
When I watch I tend to straw-boss. I finally just gave up since he is doing all the work and I know he knows how to do it. We both want it to look nice. I need to trust him more.
I try and get out once a day, on my own. I'll do some lite errands or go to the grocery store. I have cooked a few simple meals and I am doing laundry now. When my knee swells, I back off. Then it's more watching as I ice and elevate.
Before this surgery, I thought I knew and accepted that the recovery is slow. When I am actually "in it" I am impatient. When I sleep at night, my muscles go into "Musclemania." They dance all night to where I wake up. The other night my husband said, I yelled out, "God just kill me". I have no recollection of that.
I really don't hurt at all - just muscle and tendon healing and stiffness. I can't stand the stiffness.
I've mentally given myself till Sept 1. to heal. HA, I hope my knee accepts this mission. I have jury duty on Sept 4. It was supposed to be in July, but I rescheduled it for Sept. I'd LOVE to sit on a jury. After I rescheduled it, I realized that perhaps I should have made it later because if I do get into a jury, and I have to sit, that could be a problem. Oh, there's no winning...