Yesterday when the nurse came, she told me she wouldn't be here today, as all was going well. How quickly things can change. Last night when hubby and I went down the stairs of the terrace, I felt a jab in the area around my ankle where the surgeon stripped the artery from my leg. A little later, I was crocheting (yes more dish cloths) and dropped my ball of yarn. Since I can't bend down to pick anything up, I called hubby. It was then he noticed the scar was oozing.
The nurse had left all the bandages here, so I cut some gauze and some tape and had hubby patch it up. Then I called and reported it to the nurse and she said she would be sending someone today. Barb came again and told me she didn't like the look of the scar and she wanted me to go to my family physician. This didn't make me jump for joy, as it is about a half hour drive to my doctor and riding in a vehicle isn't the most comfortable thing I can do right now. However, I did as I was asked and sure enough, I had a slight infection. He prescribed some cream, filled out diet papers and a handicapped form so I can get 3 hours of free parking when I go for my coronary exercise classes.
Tonight everything feels a little better. I was quite active today and am not retaining as much fluid as I was. The doctor gave me extra lasix as well, so that should help keep water retention at bay.
Sleeping isn't something that I'm doing much of right now. Last night I watched the movie, "Jewel" with Farrah Fawcett. It was about a Mississippi family who had a Down Syndrome daughter. Interesting how the mother's treatment of that child affected the lives of the entire family. At 4:30 am I had to get hubby up to help me back in bed and then we both slept until around 6:30am when we got up and had breakfast. I went back to bed around 7:30 and slept until 9am, but hubby didn't get a chance to catch up on any sleep that he missed. I do know that it's been hard on him getting up to lend me a hand every hour on the hour. Here's hoping that part of the recovery process is over soon.
Tomorrow the boys are coming after school. Jordan is going to clean up all the debris in the yard and Brandon is going to mow the lawn. Yes, it's that time of year again.
So that's just a little of what's been going on around here the last couple of days. Nothing very exciting and life is just a little on the boring side.