Well I must tell you, one week and one day later He thinketh He can Walketh.... Dan had as most of you know a hip replacement surgery a week ago Monday. Can you believe it? I can't. Let's just say he is a bad patient and I am terrible nurse. Oh my! He has been trying to enhance his healing process by pushing every limit, every hour of every day. We had this ridiculous doctor that has no idea what a stubborn independent Scottish man I am married too. He told us that Dan could do anything he felt he could do, and there were no restrictions on his post opt surgery. That is because this doctor is use to dealing with people that have normal reactions to pain. What he did not take into account was that my husbands high pain tolerance levels are what got him into this surgery in the first place. The man was literally going into shock 3-4 times a day last week, because he was pushing his body so much.
Any ways I know I am whining...but you would be too if it happened to you... =>
I had to leave Dan home yesterday for 3 hours. He had visitors. So I thought the man would be on his good behavior. I get home and start his lunch and he calls me from the den. Hey I have a surprise for you, come see. Back tracking a bit here, he has been out of bed most of the weekend. Ya think the 5 days he spent in bed was gonna kill him. So he has been scooching around a bit with a walker, with somebody spotting him. Yesterday he wanted to go for a walk to the mail box !@#$#% NO! You cannot go for a long walk down our drive way which by the way is a hill. So I go in to see what his surprise is. He is using two canes and wobbling like a weeble. NO you cannot use the canes. (I guess I could get him some crutches, that would at least be stable) Now mind you he has been doing foolish things like this from the first hour he got home and decided to use the restroom by himself...........................it was not a good idea.
Last night though oh last night, we were watching a show and Puddin Toes was over and she got to the receiver and pushed some buttons...the look on her face was priceless. But what happened next shocked me so much. Dan with out thinking gets up off the coach and starts walking full speed to get the controller and fix the receiver. The man took three steps before I could get his attention. (that would be me screaming) Did I mention he just had surgery a week ago Monday. My nerves, his stubbornness...I hope you are laughing by now. It is all a bit hysterical. How we are going to survive the next few weeks I do not know? He is suppose to be on disability for six weeks. That was the doctors orders. I don't see how it is going to be possible. Maybe I just need to give him more drugs or something! Kidding...LOL
Afternoon Update: Some have asked how I am doing. Just great really. Dan requested an outing today. It was so gorgeous out. Drive through burgers eaten river side in our car with the windows down, and a few hours at a local coffee shop. When reading to him my post this morning we both had a good laugh, I'd say we are doing great :D
Evening Update: I am not making this stuff up...Jenna and I were sitting in the den while Dan was getting ready for bed. All of a sudden he comes walking down the hall with only a cane for support. Even Jenna started scolding him. He thought he was so smart coming out to give me a good night kiss with a big old grin on his face. There is no keeping this man down now...