Mother and I are rocking it as a Cane Gang!!
Between a cane, walker and a set of crutches that Summer brought over, I'm getting around fairly well. Not that I'm up much just yet!
Deanie and Charlie brought Mother over late yesterday morning and she has been a lot of help.
Back when I had my original toe joint replacements, Mother had broken her ankle by stepping off a curb wrong. She and I recovered together at her home in Fort Worth. Deanie said she remembered coming over to check on us and we were both propped up in bed holding hands as we watched the movie 'Shrek!'
Both of my daughters came over to spend Friday evening with us bringing everything from dinner to movies! Amber cooked up some delicious comfort food - pinto beans, cornbread and blackened chicken while Summer stocked me up on fresh fruits! She brought watermelon, fresh tiny little apricots, blackberries and pineapple - all cut up and bagged for my convenience!
Amber provided us with some impromptu entertainment!!!
We were just about to start a movie and she was going around the den turning off my thousand points of light when a large, black, nasty water bug decided to take a shortcut through the den and scampered across her feet!!! My, oh, my!! I did NOT know she could jig like that!!!
Michael Flatley would have been impressed!!!
After Louis Dean killed the bug and order was restored to the den, we settled down to watch a movie!
Revenant was a very different movie than Shrek!!
Jeremiah Johnson is my all time favorite movie and all my children can quote pretty much the entire script! Revenant - which is a film loosely based on true events - seemed to be a kind of remake of Jeremiah Johnson. Mother covered her eyes during a good portion of it!
This morning we had some special visitors and, once again, they came bearing gifts!
I had talked to Summer on Marco Polo late last night - a new way to message using video and voice -and said I was going to send LD to the thrift store for a pair of crutches. Because of the bone and skin grafts, I wasn't able to put all my weight on my heel when I got up during the night. My kids are so thoughtful of me!
Summer, Sabrina and Rayne left home early this morning and were sitting in the parking lot just waiting for Big Thrift to open. Sure enough, they bought a pair of crutches for $4.99!!!
The thrift stores win again!!!
We all sat in the gazebo having coffee and visiting together!
Summer and Sabrina had picked up breakfast for us so it was like a little party and the gazebo was like a casual living room! It is wonderful that LD was able to get this gazebo set up and decked out before I had this surgery!
Isn't Rayne cool in her pretty hat!
She even let Granddad wear it awhile!!
I am so very grateful for children.
What would life be like without the curiosity and enthusiasm of children?
I am often reminded how BIG the 'little' things are!
Take make up, for instance! I am seldom seen without mine but I am long past insisting I be 'made up' before seeing friends and relatives. However, as a rule, I never go out in the world without at least eyebrows and lashes on!
We were having fun like a party!!!
After they left, Mother, Louis Dean and I put our feet up and had another cup of coffee before we went in for naps. Mother slept in the guest room, I in our bedroom, and Louis Dean went off to do errands!
I was hurting a good bit last night when I went to bed, but for the most part, I am staying ahead of the pain. The ice machine Lynn loaned me has been a tremendous blessing and I have not had much swelling at all! I wear my boot around the clock except for when I am using the ice therapy. I even wear the boot to bed and I keep that leg elevated on pillows.
They say the day or two AFTER surgery can be pretty difficult.
Surgery was Thursday afternoon. The pain block wore off completely last night before I went to bed.
I admit to being rather sickly last night but today has been much better!!
I am starting to go longer in between pain medicine and taking only one instead of two.
All in all I am doing very well!!
Thank you so very much for the prayers. They have made all the difference!
I will close this evening's journal entry with a photo of my sister, Deanie!
She and Charlie celebrated 21 years of marriage yesterday!!!
Happy HAPPY Anniversary!!!