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I was discharged from the hospital a week ago today, and I'm making really good progress. No major setbacks. I had a slight fever for a day, high enough to call the doctor, but it was during the snowstorm and no one ever called back about it.

Dr. Office Fail, if you ask me.

Temperature went back to normal within 24 hours.

I'm doing my prescribed exercises several times daily. Two of them are helping increase range of motion (and they're working), the others are muscle strengthening.

I've gone to town once since I've been home, to the hospital for a blood test. I was started on a blood thinner in the hospital, and you have to monitor that carefully. Walking down long hospital corridors with the walker was no problem for me, but the FitBit didn't know how to count it and only gave me 130 steps.

I follow up with the surgeon next Tuesday. I'll be very happy to move from walker to cane.

The pain I'm having is quite manageable on 2 or 3 pain pills per day. I'll be very glad to not need those any more, and I'm hoping to discontinue completely by this weekend.

Still craving milk chocolate candy. The kind that comes in little paper cups, in a box. Soft centers. No nuts. Such a strange and very specific thing to want. My husband bought me a candy bar,but it just wasn't the same.

I ate it, though. Heh.

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Anonymous said…
So glad you are home! It sounds like everything is going well. The few times in my life I've had pain pills I really disliked them. They were only somewhat effective and made me feel weird. I guess we're all wired differently, it made me wonder why there's such a black market demand for them. Either that or my doctors never gave me the good ones :)

Sounds like you need a big heart-shaped box of Valentine's candy. Tell the husband that.

p.s. I haven't had the opportunity to wear the knitted hat while camping yet, but I wore it shoveling snow over the weekend. Thanks again!

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