Monday, January 18, 2021

Day 16

Well, here I am again, still part of the walker-brigade...

The good news is:

1.  Appt with regular Dr office tomorrow at 1pm.  My primary care Dr is booked up, but the office says they have a physician asst available then who is fully qualified to poke. prod, and evaluate my progress on the injuries listed in the hospital report.  And it seems little doubt that they will authorize a refill of the Percoset.  My last pill was Thursday and I can really feel the lack.  Though I will say ibuprophen helps quite a lot.

2.  Appt with orthopedic surgeon next Monday to evaluate the shoulder.  It seems odd that I can put weight on that shoulder without pain while using the walker.  But I'm sure the Dr will explain all that after seeing me.

3.  It feels like I have plateaued this past few days,  but I CAN tell some differences.  It is easier to get in and out of bed and it is easier to change sleeping positions.  Also, I can stand up easier and it doesn't hurt much to cough (so I can tell the rib muscles are healing).

4.  Deb insists I am not over-asking for help from her.  I tried to give her an "out" saying I don't really need her to bring in my paper and mail EVERY day, and that with 2 cats using 4 litter boxes,  daily cleaning isn't required.  Ayla uses the bathroom mat lately, which I am OK with for now - it is easy to pick up her firm little poops with the washcloth she uses to cover up with.

5.  Deb will bring me to the Dr appts.  She works at home and SAYS she appreciates a good excuse to get out of the house.  I TOLD her I could just call a cab, but she won't hear of it.  I am SO grateful for her cheerful assistance.


Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Deb sounds like a true angel of a neighbour. I hope your appointments show that you are healing well and they answer your questions for you. You say you have plateaued but can feel a difference. That is not a plateau but your body not taking things too fast so you don't try to overdo it.
Good luck at the doctor's tomorrow.

Marvelous Marv said...

We are glad you are doing so well! And have a neighbor who is helpful! Let us know what the doctor says. And your enighbor is terrific! Have a wonderful day!

Brian said...

You do have an angel for a neighbor!

pilch92 said...

How kind of Deb to give you a ride to your appointments. I find physician assistants are usually more thorough than a doctor. Good luck.

Meezer's Mews & Terrieristical Woofs said...

The PA's mostly have more time to discuss things with their patients. And they are more relaxed if that is the right term? And thorough. Some of the PA's I have known over the years, have even become doctors! They are smart ones. They will take all the info they gather and report/discuss it with the MD.

Even though you think you are on a plateau regarding the progression of your healing, you are still moving forward, quite well, considering the circumstances.

Your neighbor is a true blessing. An angel in disguise! Tell her I thank her for her generous attentiveness and willingness to help you. Peeps like her are gems!

Megan said...

You're making progress, Mark, and relatively quickly, although I'm sure that it doesn't feel like that to you. Hang in there!

Sydney, Australia

Katie Isabella said...

I am grateful you have a neighbor like that who has become---an old phrase---your right arm. How generous and good.

Timmy Tomcat said...

It is so good to hear you are healing, albeit slowly. We have the bathroom poop thing if Dad leaves the door open but always in the tub so I think it is some cat thing they are saying. That Deb is a great neighbor

Mickey's Musings said...

You have a great neighbour!
There are other ways you can thank her.
Maybe some flowers from your garden in the Summer(that sort of thing)
You never know when someday you can pay her back or pay it forward <3
Purrs, Julie and "mum" Nancy

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