|I made myself as a Peanuts character. I just wish they had a sassy, pink walker I could have added as an accessory! <3|
I am still sleeping a lot! Incision pain is much better. Internal post-op pain actually seemed harder to cope with my second week than my first, but I do feel like I'm making significant forward progress. The hardest part of surgery and recovery has been my allergic reaction then the steroid short that resulted from the drug reaction. Next to these, the surgery itself was pretty easy.
The bigger issue in my mind tonight is that I am 47 months post the scariest event of my life. During those first weeks, first month, I couldn't even IMAGINE making it to three years. Now I'm already almost to 4.
Not much else to share right now. Just didn't want to go to bed without mentioning the two landmarks that have crossed my mind multiple times all day.
I remember an able-bodied family of adults who took the last disabled parking spot (without plates or placard) at the hospital on the morning of my surgery and the hassle Rick and I both went through in trying to get my walker out and set up in a busy parking garage and tight spot when we had to use a standard spot as a result.
Kendra, go type "Brazil handicapped parking spot" into YouTube and watch any of the videos with blue post-it notes! :) One example is https://youtu.be/y7fWYxRq34g.