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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Today was time for another trek to the surgeon's office. They did X-rays but he didn't make any comment on them. He took off my wound vac bandage and looked at my incision. Still have 2 large spots, but they are looking better according to him. Probably another 2-4 weeks on the wound vac. He decided not to continue antibiotics-I have been on them since August and I have had some issues with them. He did continue the pain meds since the spots are still very sore to sleep on. I also had another disability form for them to sign. It looks like we may be extending time off another month-but too early to say for sure. We will have to see how fast it closes and then when he wants me to do physical therapy since I am out of vacation time to do it.

I was tired and the office was busy so it was a pretty short visit. I had a tough time sleeping last night-not sure if it was the rain coming in or if I overdid it yesterday. I went to both Krogers and PetSmart and did a lap around each store. That's the most walking I've done (2951 steps) since surgery, so I may be sore from that too.

Weekend is another lunch. I am starting to go a little crazy with the rainy weather and the leash on.

Have a good weekend! Diana
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  • ONEREALLYBIGDOG
    Sure glad you are still making progress. I think I understand that "stir crazy" part too! Just be VERY careful and don't overdo it and unravel all of that wonderful progress!

    Hang in there! You can see the light at the end of the tunnel and it's NOT a train headed for you, : )

    Have a Wonderful Weekend
    3385 days ago
  • JINLYNN
    Things may be healing slowly, but they are healing so that is good. Just take it easy and rest and allow time to do its thing.
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    3390 days ago
  • MTNGRL
    All in all sounds like a good visit to the doc. I am with you on all this rain. Plus I don't know if it is the rain, old age or too many rocks but I am feeling pretty achy and soggy.
    Here's to some emoticon !
    Way to go on the steps!
    3391 days ago
  • MINDYJ1
    Prsying that you will be better soon! I hope you have a good weekend! Hugs, Mindy
    3391 days ago
  • MAINLADY
    Even though it's not what you had hoped, it still sounds like you are improving so that's a good thing. You got in some walking so a big pat on the back for that. I hope you have a fun time at your luncheon this weekend. Probably a good thing not to have to return to work just yet. Thinking of you and sending prayers that your incision will heal completely and soon.

    Hugs

    3392 days ago
  • SOCKITTOME
    Darn it, I wish your back would hurry up and heal! You've been through enough already! Sounds like you're doing pretty well in spite of everything -- trips to two stores was awesome!
    3393 days ago
  • JUNEBUG1944
    Sorry you are having such a rough time of it. I know how disheartening it must be. I hope you recover quickly.
    3393 days ago
  • MEME102
    Well that's got to be an encouraging report....just take each day as it comes! I do understand about the being out of vacation time -- when I was still teaching and had 2 bad car wrecks in 5 years....I felt bad when I was out for a week or 2 weeks....but that's ok -- YOU are what's important and you need time to heal...Blessing to you!!
    3393 days ago
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