Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Hanging in Here

It's been a week since surgery - already? - and I'm hanging in here.  I'm still walking like a really old lady, more than I usually am, but things seem to be progressing nicely.

I keep thinking of all the things I need to do, wishing I weren't wasting time off at home, but I guess I'm not really wasting time.  I'm getting well, and that's the most important thing.

Tomorrow I start seriously attacking mounds of paperwork and magazines.  Hey, I know that doesn't sound like much but it's about all I can handle at this point.  I'm good for about an hour and then I crash.  I'm thinking of this as "work hardening."  Won't be able to lay down after an hour's worth of work when I get back there.

I'm so impatient.  I really want to be at full throttle now ......... (sigh) patience is NOT one of my virtues!

23 comments:

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

So glad to hear that you are coming along. Don't overdo.

MB in MI said...

Rest up--you'll be better faster :)

julieQ said...

Certainly hope you are well soon!!

Darlene said...

I'm so glad to hear from you!!! Let your body heal, Vicky, you'll be back to regular routine in no time.

(hugs)

Amy said...

It is hard to be patient! But, relax and enjoy not having to. :)

wackywoman said...

Yes, do take care of yourself and heal!

Anonymous said...

Hooray!!! Been checking your blog every day -- so happy to hear you are walking and healing! Continue -- slowly so you don't risk any damage! Florence

Kathie said...

hey, rest enjoy the time off, and get better.
I bet Penny is thrilled to have the company during the day...
before you know it you will be back at work and your normal routine....
oh I love going thru old magazines....
Kathie

dianehobbit said...

Rest is definetly what is needed. It is amazing how the simplistic of things become difficult when we are not 100%. Hope you recover soon.

Carol said...

Oh Vicky it's great to hear from you...been thinking about you. Take good care and don't push yourself. You'll be up and running real soon!

Anonymous said...

It's so good to see that you've posted. I've been wondering how you were. I know it's frustrating, but you getting healed up is the most important thing you need to do. Love you!! Eve in GA

Sherry said...

Oh how I understand where you are coming from!!

I was in a car accident back in March & have been going to a chiropractor for physical therapy on my back & I still cannot move my head as well as I could pre accident. It is getting better, but much too slowly for me.

Take it easy on yourself. . . .trying to push too hard could cause your recovery to be delayed.

Enjoy going through your magazines but don't find too many projects to start!

Jo said...

Glad to hear from you and that you are on the mends. Take it easy for now, you will be on the run before you know it.

Deb said...

Glad to hear that your surgery went well. DON'T overdo - it will just cause a set back and it's better to take the appropriate time now to mend...you can go full speed later!

Jennifer Schifano Thomas said...

Ugh! I hate being down, too. Rest up and get well soon. Have a super day!

Penny said...

Vicky ~ Glad to read your post!Hope some of the magazines are about quilting & you can be inspired about your next project when well! For now just rest up and take care!
Penny

lynneinhawaii said...

So good that things went well. Just behave yourself. It will be much better for you. I had foot surgery 2 weeks ago...but I have been a good patient. I find it hard to concentrate most times but healing is the thing. Take care of yourself and build (or harden) slowly.

badlandsquilts said...

So glad you are on the mend...take it easy!

Melanie said...

Oh gosh -- I've been out of touch.... hope you are feeling better. I've been in Louisiana-- my Dad is not doing well. I did help my mom put up some purple hull peas, butterbeans and a few dozen ears of corn.... Yes-- it's still hot down there. Hope you are on the mend...

Mimi said...

Enjoy your time away from "real" work and get better. You want your back to heal 100%, so take care of yourself.

jillquilts said...

Glad to see you are recuperating! Hope you are staying to feel better soon!

Becky said...

Hope that this week has been a good one for you! Surgery is rough on your whole body. Pamper yourself!

Judy Laquidara said...

Vicky, I didn't even know you'd had it done. Please take it easy, relax and try to enjoy your time off.