Today is final prep for being an invalid for a few days.
We are taking up the hall carpet so the walker can maneuver easier. Gonna try out the toilet seat extender and introduce it to Braeden (usually we share a bathroom so he may encounter it). Jesse is putting together the walker.
I need to tidy up my bedside tables and bring in another one to set up the Cyro Cuff for icing the knee area. I completed a new Medical Directive ... just in case. My friend Eli is awaiting the call to drive me home (oh man, is he a great friend ... can you imagine what I might look like????)
The occupational therapist is having us measure the height of my bed and the chair I will be using so they can simulate how to manage them. I think getting in and out of the tub to take a shower will be the biggest thing. But I won't be taking one for 3-4 days anyway ...
Then, I'm wondering, how does the wound heal when it's trapped inside those compression hose? I can't imagine putting them off and on more than once a day. If I'm drugged up, how do I wake up to do the exercises at least four times a day?
What am I forgetting?
P.S. Surgeon's office just called to DELAY the surgery until 2pm. REALLY? No liquids after midnight? UGH