Talk about putting it all out there. Here I am moments after waking up and apparently still feeling the effects of the anesthesia and nerve blocker
It has been a few weeks since I have posted and for that I would like to extend my sincerest apologies. In an attempt to wow an audience of on-lookers with some sick 90's hip-hop dance moves, I tore my ACL. (I blame Bell Biv Devoe and Kid 'n Play). True to form, I was stubborn and delayed surgery but delay is all it was so for the last few weeks I have been recovering from said surgery. I am now on the mend and back to work.
I don't know what kind of sick and infirmed person you are, but I am not a good one. The first couple of days I am as lazy as they come It is all soap operas, saltine crackers and soda water for me. But somewhere around day 2 1/2 or 3 I start to get the itch. You know the itch, that feeling like if you do not get up and do something, anything you might lose your mind. When you are suffering from a cold, this isn't necessarily a problem. You can take that trip to the grocery store to re-stock and while it isn't much, it is just enough to wear you out so that you can get back in bed for another day or so to rest without losing it.
Just arrived home the day of surgery, no shorts to be found so opted for a mumu instead - don't judge me.
After surgery, however, I found was very different. I have had surgeries before, so I think I got cocky. I honestly thought that I would be up and about in 2-3 days.
boy was i wrong...
I was so frustrated and then in came my friends and family. They swarmed all around me to make sure I was taken care of. In most cases, someone might write how lucky they are for something like this, but luck has nothing to do with it. I am blessed, and for that I am grateful.
My sister sent me the bell and I'm pretty sure my Mom and Step-Dad were thrilled that I had a way to let them know when I needed their help.
My Mother took time off work to take care of me, cook for me, load my ice machine, help me with my bandages and in general just watch over me and my step-dad who got me flexie straws, candy bars and burgers when I told him what I was craving.
My brother, who brought over my little nephew on day one. He was teething and needed some help, I was fresh out of the surgery and on pain pills and together we slept our way to feeling better. I am convinced he is my own personal feel good medicine. Best nap buddy ever. Don't believe me? Look how knocked out and at peace we look. Maybe the medical community should look into babies and their healing properties for others. I am pretty sure I am on to something here.
He is by far my favorite napping buddy every. Love me some Otis...
My friends and other family members who called, texted, emailed, stopped by, drove down from another state to spend some time on the couch with me and a few Broadway musicals, etc. to let me know they were thinking of me.
Gifts from my sisters and chocolates from my friend, great ways to keep me occupied while home healing
My sisters, who apparently had the same idea and sent/delivered me goodies to keep me occupied once the pain meds wore off and I couldn't sleep.
All of this was amazing and overwhelming in the most fantastic way.
They say you can judge a person by the people they surround themselves with and well...if that is the case I am pretty awesome because the people surrounding me are beyond compare.
Thanks to all of my friends and family for their help during my healing process and to your my readers for your patience while I was getting better. I am on the mend and slowly getting back to my fighting spirit. As my friend, Miko put it...
new knee...new me!
Because regular band-aids are boring #snoopy
I promise to leave the Kid n' Play kick-step to the professionals and return to regularly scheduled programming moving forward so we can all live our lives in an exclamation point with both knees in full working order.
Till Wednesday, back in action. Have a great week in the mean time.
WAIT, don't leave, I have one more thank you.....
How could I forget to thank CRYO-CUFF (ie. AirCast) and Dr. Jasion Kurian and his staff at the Orthopedic & Fracture Clinic? They were awesome and basically gonna make this "new knee, new me" a reality