Hubby update #8 while I was in hospital 11/30/09
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
I have been unable to keep up some updates while I was in the hospital. So while I was in the hospital my husband sent out some updates on my progress to family and friends. I decided to share these emails with you all.
There's not much to say in this update. We've met the nurse who will
be visiting a couple times a week for a month or two to check up on
her and make some measurements. Krista has been improving at a good
pace since she came home. She is able to sit for extended periods and
is walking a bit without a walker, and is even managing a few stairs
now. After her walks, her legs are tired but recover pretty quickly
once she sits back down. The swelling in her legs isn't changing much
even though she isn't in bed all day with her legs elevated, which is
good. We make sure she gets up and walks around a little every hour or
two, and her pain is going down bit by bit every day. She'll be
visiting the doctor tomorrow and getting some blood tests, as well as
meeting the physiotherapist.
It's been a rather longer process than expected to get to this point,
but it's now just a matter of keeping her exercising and keeping to
her diet (which she hasn't had any trouble with).
I'd like to thank everyone for their words of encouragement and phone
calls. Your support has helped a great deal. I expect future updates
will come from Krista directly since she's now able to sit long enough
to compose letters.