I've been home since Wednesday and it's been so nice. I'm still trying to figure out the pain med thing so the pain isn't too bad, but at the same time I don't create more pain by falling over in a drugged up haze. Honestly sometimes (most of the time) I can't even focus my eyes when I'm on the percocet. I must look more retarded than normal.
The Home Health nurse came today and was able to get me an oral form of delauted. We'll see how that goes.
The PT guy came a few hours later. At one point I started crying and he angrilly said I shouldn't be crying. Oh really? I took the percocet 1 hour before he showed up. Did I forget to do a rain dance or something? As he hurredly went through the exercises, my knee popped loudly and made my leg jump. Then I showed him what crying is really like. I was more scared and shocked than anything. It is so funny how much I've cried in the last few days. It's more than the last 15 years of my life. Must be a side effect of that damn percocet.
Anyways, Retro Man hooked me up to the cooler thingy that takes ice water and circulates it around the knee. I figured this would be a good idea since PT guy said he never heard a knee pop like that before.
Note to self: Get someone who actually graduated from PT school.
Retro Man and I believe everything happens for a reason. When I found out that I was too anemic to get both knees done at the same time, I wondered what the reason might be for that to be a good thing. Truth be told, from a pain and balance perspective, one has definitely been enough.
But the phone rang today and it was the short term disability lady telling me that she was sending me some paperwork to fill out. There is a pre-existing clause for people who have been employed less than one year. I told her not to bother since I've been fighting these knees for 4 years.
So I am hoping to go back to work on January 3rd. I would not have had a chance of going back so soon with both knees replaced. Fate has helped me once again.
Retro Man and I are going for a walk at the park tomorrow. The weather is supppsed to be gorgeous.
Oh and City Girl comes home from College on the 19th!