Yesterday I felt my own self return. It honestly felt like a miracle. FINALLY!
Pain is manageable (almost non existent) and my personality is making a comeback. For the first time in almost two weeks, I put on makeup AND had a social evening including dinner with two gal pals. Staying in the Guest Suite for a week or so longer will help me build a great foundation. I can get up every hour and walk about the apartment. Do my exercises whenever and wherever I want. Hopefully I'll be back to regular old Gramma when I return to the condo.
Physical Therapist says I have a really great range of motion already and when the staples come out on Friday, things will move along even quicker. Pretty sure I'll switch over to the cane for 90% of things. Only use the walker for longer journeys.
I want to give special thank you for EVERY one who has encouraged me during this journey. My sister, my sister in law and several cousins. Good friends and fellow bloggers ... everyone who has been through this and shared their own trek. Every word you gave me was an inspiration.