Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Staples are Out

Hey, Y'all,
Well we traveled into Vanderbilt this morning ( great driving, Teresa) and found our way to the Clinic where we had an 11 a.m. appointment to see Dr. Wright, the surgeon who performed the corrective surgery. The cute Fiona who was one of the medical students who came around doing rounds with the doctor was the one who did the actual removal of the staples.

Everyone had been saying, "Oh, you will feel so much better with those staples out" and I had been hoping so. It does feel better, but believe me, the incision is still there and reminds me when I move. ha. I am hoping I will be sleeping better.

It was 3 p.m. when we got back to Athens, AL near where Teresa lives, so we decided that we really needed to eat a late lunch/early supper, so we stopped at Applebee's and had a veggie patch pizza, which is mostly thin crust topped with spinach, chopped tomatoes and mozzarella cheese. I had only half of mine and will be having the rest for supper before I go to bed.

We went to Walgreens and picked up the medication that I needed filled, and then we were so wiped out, we came on home and I took a rest in bed for about an hour. After I talk to Gramps I am going to be finishing my and settling down to watch a movie.

The doctor told me I can drive when I wish or feel like it, so I guess he considers me just about recuperated. I will probably be going home soon, but will finish my recuperation by myself and then getting Gramps after his month's stay is up at the Assisted Living Facility. I don't quite feel up to bringing him home until that time. Hopefully no one will spill the beans to him until I am ready to care for him after the next two weeks. My energy level is not what I want it to be yet.

Well, that is about all for today from Blabbin' Grammy. More tomorrow. Much love to all of you. Bye for now.

4 comments: TN said...

Hi Grammy, you sound "chirpy" this morning. Glad the staples are out and I'm glad you are healing. Don't you do too much too soon. I won't spill the beans that you are home by yourself. I think that is a VERY good idea!

Barbara said...

Hi Ruby, so great to know you are on the mend.It wil be great for you to be home by your self for a little while to finish getting better,hoping that will help.
I hope the very best for you and Gramps.Love and best wishes to you,

Judy said...

You are probably going to be sore and stiff for a while. Getting up and down is usually the hard part after surgery. I think being home alone is a great idea. It gives you more time to recuperate and get yourself together at home. So glad you are doing well. Love, Judy


Pleased to know that the staples are removed, a step nearer to full recovery. I do hope all goes well for you and how you must be missing Gramps.
Thanks for popping by, yes it was a lovely evening all I could wish for and more.
Take good care of yourself.