Today is two weeks post-op. I'm now quite the expert using crutches on the stairs. It would make a health care professional really nervous to watch me, but, knock wood, no crashes so far.
A few days ago my sister-in-law came over for a bit. She stood by while I made it down the two steps into the sunroom and rolled backwards on my walker to the Cottage. I pulled a couple of hand projects to work on. We pulled the little green wagon into the Cottage -- there's a wheelchair ramp at the French doors -- and loaded her up. I was able to find everything I needed, the light box, bias makers, etc., a couple of applique projects. I was all set to prep some applique and get some stitching done while watching movies. Unfortunately, everything that I pulled needed template plastic and I don't know where that is. Back to Square One. The next time I have some help over here, I'll get the Ezi table and the 350 in the main house to work on those bindings.
The boarding kennel that has custody of Penny has been sending me pictures and yesterday sent a video of her playing with three other dogs. She's so cute. The other dogs were rolling around in a tangled, playful ball of fur. Penny was running in circle around them. She looked like the referee at a boxing match. The kennel owner said Penny is the sweetest dog -- I knew that already! -- and has made friends with every dog she's met there. I have a doctor's appointment on Friday, and I hope to stop by for a few minutes to hug her. As soon as I'm comfortable going down the steps and rolling on the sidewalk outside by myself I'll bring her home. She's probably having way more fun there, though!
A new home physical therapist started visiting this week. The doctor has revised my rehab plan. I will be able to partially weight-bear sooner than six weeks, maybe as soon as this week. It will be nice to be able to walk instead of rolling everywhere. I just need to remember not to overdo it. I'm one of those "give me an inch and I'll take a mile" folks. I can't do that in this case. And just an observation here from a senior citizen - being extremely cute must be a job requirement for being a male physical therapist! I mean, I may be old and decrepit, but I sure ain't blind! ;)
My iPhone today decided that I didn't need to connect to the internet. Don't know what's up with that. I'll call the service provider tomorrow and see if they can trouble-shoot it over the phone.
I've taken a few pictures but never have the camera cord handy to connect to the laptop to download them. I need to get an extra one to leave downstairs. Something else to add to my things-to-do list. I tell you, that list is growing and growing. Last night I finally saw what was setting off one of the motion detectors in the back yard - a gigantic raccoon. I snapped a picture along with shots of the hundreds of cardinals, a turtle in the very back of the yard, and anything I can see from the windows. All of the pictures were from afar but if I can get them downloaded, I might can crop them in enough to see what's going on.
It's raining again and thundering. I hear we will have clear weather this week. I'll believe it when I see it!