Friday, February 12, 2010

Same, same

I am so tired of being held hostage in my house. It wouldn't be so bad, but I am really afraid to venture upstairs. It's not going up that scares me, although right at the top there isn't anything to hold on to. That is scary.

It's coming down. When the sciatic nerve really kicks in, my left leg feels so weak. I just don't trust it. I have the walker close by. It wouldn't do stairs well. I can picture it now - me and the walker, at the bottom of the stairs, in one mangled mess!

Taking muscle relaxers and pain pills make me want to sleep - sleep - sleep. The weather doesn't help. It is nasty, cold and wet, but it isn't too cold. We are lucky in that. It could be so much worse. But put me on the couch in a blanket, and the temperatures are just perfect! Then before I know it, I'm asleep.

I'm anxious for the CAT tomorrow. I don't know where we go from there. I wish they hadn't been so booked up and we could have gotten in on Wednesday.

At least the pain in minimal because I haven't done any of the PT exercises. I talked to SIL last night and jokingly accused her of getting even with me for not having any pain. I also emailed G's aunt. I didn't want his uncle putting more pressure on her. He thinks she wasn't getting well soon enough.

So I'm off to rummage for something for lunch. I really don't know what I want. Then another dose of pills. And then ... yep, sleep - I'm sure.

Have a great weekend. For those in the snow and cold, I hope that stops soon.



Marti said...

I bet you are bored to tears - when you can stay awake. I wouldn't try those stairs either, with or without the back pain. Just being on pain meds would keep me loopy enough to stay at the bottom.

This snow has been something else. We're not used to snow, a dusting at most is what we usually get. To have something this deep and heavy is a new experience, not to mention what it is doing to the trees.

Take care. I'm sending prayers to heaven and good wishes your direction.

Susan Adcox said...

People vary so much in their recovery time from knee replacement. Try to be patient. I know it's hard! And maybe the doctor will be able to do something for your back that will take some pressure off your knee.

Sending good vibes your way. At least we finally got some sunshine!

Anonymous said...

Hoo boy! Do I know what you're talking about! I can't wait to be able to get in my car and drive - even if it's just to the bank drive-through!

I hope you're feeling better.