Time flies when you are having fun. Or so they say. These past weeks have not been what I call "fun" but they certainly have flown by. I cannot believe that I am seven weeks post-op tomorrow. Incredible.
Having said this, I am recovering veeeeery slowly compared to all of my previous surgeries. My right hip joint feels great, but I am so incredibly swollen that I have a hard time walking. It is worrying me a bit because it seems to get bigger and bigger each day. I know that I am trying to get off crutches, which is a lot of work and is expected to induce some swelling, but of this amount may be unnecessary. I may call/email the doctor's office soon if it doesn't improve. I have tried everything to reduce the swelling and it is being quite stubborn. This, I believe, is the sole reason I am not fully off crutches. I was supposed to be off of them two weeks ago.
I have one week left until I am allowed to lie on my tummy. Woohoo! I am pumped. Problem is that tomorrow I am going to have to lie on my tummy for an extended period of time at the doctors. I am sure one week early won't be too problematic! I am going to a vascular surgeon tomorrow to get a vein treated. It's a long story, but I've been dealing with this for years and years and it really does hurt and need it taken care of (properly, as I've had it unsuccessfully treated twice before).
I also got my insurance letters requesting a bunch of documents to process my claims. This has added SO MUCH stress! I hate hate hate having to deal with this crap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Well, that's the scoop!