Friday, October 22, 2010

The day after, with more recovery for me!

First of all , Thank You all for the kind comments on Loyce coming thru her test with flying colors.  It greatly relieved me as well.

Loyce was up and out of here on her morning walk before I was downstairs for breakfast.  She seems to have popped back from yesterday's ordeal without any carryover effects.  She had a date with our grandson Caden to spend the day together.

Me, on the other hand, had drained out most of the energy that I had saved up to accompany her on the trip to the Hospital.  By the time you read this it will be three weeks since the surgery, and while I am doing much better, I just have no stamina for activity that lasts more than about 2 hours.  We were at the Hospital almost 4 hours.

So today didn't have much for accomplishments in it beyond just getting cleaned up and making breakfast on the now repaired new grill from Wolfgang!  I think I may have to take that along in the motorhome this winter, but I have no idea where I intend to store it for travel.

After a nap this afternoon, while Caden and Grandma headed out to yet another store, I went over to Wal Mart to buy some groceries for myself.  Our diets are so different right now as Loyce is doing Atkins, and I am on a sort of soft food diet, so our groceries are totally different.

I did charge right into Wal Mart from the parking lot and pick out $35 worth of purchases.  I waited in line behind several big carts, without being in too much pain, and loaded all the stuff into the car.  But I do have to confess that I sat at home for a while before going out and unloading the car.  But that trip last week would have killed me!  So, I feel that progress continues.

Tonight, I just sat here and watched the boob tube.  More mindless TV, but someone has to do it!  I'm still not ready to run any marathons, LOL

Retired Rod


  1. Hey Rod, just like I said before you know it you will be saying, that wasn't so bad, now let's head south.Great to see you are noticing the improvement.It's quite a shock when the doc's go in there with the sawsall's and cutters and do their handiwork. Look's like your well on the road now, those trips to WalMart are surely helping and you got out the door for less than $100. Can't beat that. Be safe out there, Sam & Donna..

  2. Recovering from such a big surgery does take time & patience. You have certainly made some great strides. I'm glad you are feeling a little stronger.

  3. You are too hard on yourself. It all takes time when you reach our age, and I think you are doing great. Stay safe.


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