Not asleep till 2 am, up at 5 am, at the hospital by 8 am and we just got home at 6:30 pm. What??? I thought we’d be home by noon at the latest so I didn’t even put on any makeup – just threw on some clothes and left by 7 am.
I have never experienced so many directions and instructions yet I know many many people have had hip replacements. Hours of physical and occupational therapy today! And a schedule of therapy, pills, ice treatment, walker instruction, putting on socks, pants, sitting down, getting up, walking, bending, getting in and out of the car, the shower, his chair, the kitchen stool – and everything else in between. I am exhausted! And not only because I haven’t had much sleep – I am overwhelmed at the moment.
I’ve had two knee replacements and I don’t remember anything like this. There’s been someone talking in my face for over 12 hours! AND we discovered why I didn’t know my of this information – like I was supposed to be there yesterday and didn’t know it. All of the instructions were sent out last October when the previous surgery was cancelled at the last minute and they didn’t repeat any of it for this new date the following June because records show it had been done. Ugh. They would say things like “if you had been here yesterday” and “this is why we want the spouse here”. And I thought Rick had missed it – nope, he hadn’t. Grrrrr……It wasn’t our fault at all.
Thunderstorms hit the town repeatedly throughout the day – I’ll bet they got 3” of rain! We feel lucky to have gotten .7.
My schedule will have to adjust according to Rick’s therapy schedule – I’ve already cancelled three things. Thankfully Becky stayed with the dogs – I almost didn’t ask her to come because I thought we’d be home by 11-noon. Yikes – so glad she came especially since it thundered and Hazel was in her lap immediately.
The porch is too chilly tonight and I don’t think I can concentrate on sewing. Maybe a book instead.