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falling for the cat

Sunday, January 26, 2014

I have not been on Spark very much at all. In the hospital, all I had was my Kindle Fire which was giving me trouble, besides which I didn't much feel like socializing - online or off.

My shoulder replacement went well, but still hurts like crazy....It is a 12 week recovery....and then I will have to think about getting the other one done. The doctor said, after my surgery, that there was absolutely no cartilage left...just bone grinding on bone. I pretty much could have predicted that judging from what I was feeling.

This morning I fell over the cat....thank God I didn't land on the floor...just twisted around, a glorious stumble....That hurt my shoulder a lot, but still less than it would have had I landed on the floor. However, I am worried about my cat. She was hiding in the basement which means she is hurt. She came up at the offering of some treats but only ate a couple of them....and then she went back into hiding. She is walking ok...I think my foot caught her in the stomach. I'm praying she is okay. My husband heard me call out when I tripped so he came out and yelled at me for being"up" in the middle of the night. It was 5:30 which is late for me to get up.....I know if anything happens to that cat, he will have my head.

my weight has been hovering in the 2008-2007 range. I've been on steroids for two weeks so that is actually not too bad.

The hospital sent me home with a "hemi" walker. It's built like miniature folding chair -it opens and closes like one. I haven't really used it in the house here...but maybe I should. If I had used it this morning, I would not have fallen. My husband mocks me when I use any walking aid in the house. I mean I CAN walk without them...so he thinks I SHOULD walk without them. I don't have too much patience with them. It also means I will have no way of carrying anything....unless it's some thing ultralight that my surgery arm can support.

well it's time for me to have my morning Quiet Time...I think today I may attempt a shower.The doctor said I could...I just haven't felt up to it so far. I will do it, either today or tomorrow.
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  • CLPURNELL
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    2426 days ago
  • _LINDA
    So glad your surgery went well -wishing for a full recovery!
    I cringed to hear of your near miss for a fall. I can only assume you missed seeing the poor cat because it was dark. How about keeping a flashlight by where you sleep so you can watch where you are going! You can't afford a fall :(
    Be careful take care of yourself!
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    2429 days ago
  • OVERWORKEDJANET
    Tell him to go back to his room and you do what you need to be safe!
    I'm glad the surgery went well!
    2429 days ago
  • JANISMKW
    Hi Cynthia, Thank you for letting us know how you are doing. Glad your surgery went well. Best wishes for your recovery.

    Too bad about the run-in with your cat, but glad you didn't fall to the floor! If the cat can walk and go up and down stairs it might be okay. If mine have an accident in the house they act scared for a while. Hope that's all it is.

    I don't know the hemi walker, but pouches, bags, baskets or trays (purchased or improvised) and such can be attached to walkers to help carry stuff. Better safe than sorry... just be careful.
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    2429 days ago
  • ROCKPORT9
    I hope your shoulder heals quickly. Take care of yourself. emoticon
    2430 days ago
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    I'm so glad that you're back home and you've had the one shoulder surgery over with. I think I kind of know about walking so gingerly and being afraid of falling and then anything in our way can cause that. I'm feeling for you sweetie with lots of love and hugs. Your cat is probably feeling for you so much, that's why she's not feeling perky either.
    Karen emoticon
    2430 days ago
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    emoticon Glad you didn't hurt yourself worse than you did...the cat will be okay....enjoy your quiet time!!
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    Hi Cynthia ! . Hope your Kitty is ok .. Glad you are home .. Now is the time for you to rest and heal ... Sending love.
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    2430 days ago
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