Making progress

David continues to undergo physical therapy at Straub twice or thrice per week. On Monday, he got on the recumbent bicycle:

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His wound is getting better. However, the PT told David that there are still scabs, so he is not ready to soak his leg in the hot tub and pool at the gym.  Bacteria could get into his knee and wreak havoc:

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Last Sunday, David surprised me by driving to Jack in the Box for fast food. This restaurant is just down the street from our home.  It was his first time driving since his surgery on June 23.  But, he told me he does not feel strong enough to drive to Straub, so I will continue to drive him on long distances.

I have lost quite a bit of weight since becoming his caregiver. I have to do his chores as well as mine, plus be his go-for every time he needs food, drink, medicine, or an icepack for his knee.  I reassure myself that this stress is only temporary and he will soon be able to resume his regular activities.

On Wednesday, I will have to drive David for his physical therapy appointment at 8:30 am and then drive myself for my appointment with my own doctor at 1:00 pm.

9 Responses to “Making progress”

  1. Christine Says:

    You are a good wife this ensures his successful recovery

  2. Joanne Noragon Says:

    I can appreciate being the single factotum. Best wishes to David, especially to recover enough to get his own glass of water and new ice pack.

  3. Olga Says:

    It is good to have someone on your home team after a surgery like that. Remind Dvid how lucky he is!

  4. SchmidleysScribblins Says:

    In VA it’s illegal to drive if. You are taking opioids.

    I love the recumbent bike.

  5. Linda Reeder Says:

    Losing weight is a good side effect! The bike is a good way to get non-weight bearing exercise.

  6. Carole Says:

    David is lucky to have you as his caregiver! Glad he is making good progress. Hopefully back to baseline before too long.

  7. DJan Says:

    Glad to know that things are progressing well. He’ll be back to his old self soon, only better. 🙂

  8. Iris Reilly Says:

    Great to hear that David is making progress with the help of physical therapy. You are a great caregiver! Remember to take care of yourself too!

  9. Joared Says:

    Glad to hear your husband is doing well with recovery and his P.T. Rest when you can even if you have to let some other things go.

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