Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Good Day

Today was an awesome day. I went to the doctor today about my knee. I didn't break it , tear any tendons, I have strain the tendon or muscle on the outside of my left knee. I have to wear a knee brace for the next 6 to 8 weeks while it heels I can handle that. He told me to take the pain medication which I will do basically at night so I get a good night rest. It made me happy and as it heels the limp will go away. The brace is like what an athlete would wear that plays sports.The one from the ER went from my hip to my ankle. That was going to be an accident to happen because if I got down I was having a problem getting up. My daughter-inlaw picked the one I am wearing. It works so much better. The doctor  told me that I didn't have any arthritis in my knee and that was good to know. 
Another piece of good news was that my dil father that had the stroke was able to transfer from his bed to a wheelchair with physical therapy's help. Even the speech therapist notice some improvement.  A lot has to do with the will power of those who have the problem. 
They are going to get my hubby a shoe with an 1 1/2 lift on it to where he will be level. They think that will help him learn to walk again because it will make both legs the same length. We shall see.
I know that I will go see him and spend more time with him. I just have to wear my knee brace and that is not a problem. I went up to see him this afternoon and had supper with him. He was really happy to see me.  His blood sugar was running really high and they couldn't figure out why. Well we had waffles for breakfast with syrup, hot chocolate to drink, and the snack is always ice cream. Milk raises blood sugar. Also when the liver is acting up the blood sugar runs high. This evening he had country fry steak, mash potatoes with gravy, and a triple layer salad with peas, cheese, lettuce and the dressing that they put it together with would raise the blood sugar. Of course, we must not forget the chocolate brownie for dessert.
I got asked if I was scared to stay by myself with a bum knee. I watch how I go up and down steps, plus I know if I move the wrong way even with the brace it will hurt. The doctors have been amazed at how little of medication I take at my age. I think a lot of that is that I am still active and I still work and will as long as my health allows it. Well it is back to work tomorrow so I had better go to bed. 
You all have a good rest of the week. 


NanaDiana said...

Shirley- I am glad you got such good news at the doctor's office. Wearing a brace full time is not much fun. I have been stuck with an ankle brace for a while now and I pay dearly when I don't wear it. I am glad you don't take much medication. I don't either-we are blessed at this age to be as healthy and active as we are. I see some people our age who act YEARS older. Good genes in our families, I guess.

I am glad your hubby's spirits are up. That goes a long way towards recovery, too. I hope at some point he will be able to walk again, too.

Good news also about your dil's dad. God bless him in his recovery. Blessings to you- I hope you have a good night- xo Diana

Vickie said...

Glad for the improvement there Shirley.
After reading everything your husband had eaten, it is not surprising the blood sugar was up,now was it? ;) Take care.♥

romance-of-roses said...

Hello and Happy New Year dear friend Shirley, Sorry about your knee but that brace sounds good and know it is helping. Great about the shoe for your hubby, that should work quite well for him. Little by little seems all is coming along well. Also good news about your dil's father. I posted a pic of myself when I was a young girl, come over and visit me so you can see it. Hugs...Lu

vicki said...

Finally some good news for you girlfriend-- you take care of yourself!! You will be up and dancing by spring! I'm happy to hear that your husband is in good spirits and that they have a plan to help him along--


Kathleen McCoy said...

I'm so happy you've had some good news after all the pain and worry, Shirley! I'm surprised that your husband is being served such sugar-laden, carb intensive food during his recovery. Don't they know he needs to watch his blood sugar? Sounds like tasty stuff, though!