Yesterday morning started out early when Jeff woke me up at 6:00 and told me Amy was on the phone, she had been up all night with the flu. I woke up so fast that it did a number on my stomach. I was trying to help with suggestions on what to do and then we were seeing if her husband could take the day off to help with the kids or if they were going to come here? By 8:00 we had everything figured out and by then it was time to get ready for my appointment. My legs were throbbing after trying to get bathed, hair washed in the sink and dressed, but we made it there on time.
I heard the doctor and the nurse say something to me that I haven't ever heard in my life when they said " wow, Mrs.Woodard, you certainly heal fast!" My incision had healed up enough to have my stitches out already and they were surprised and pleased. They then took off all the bandages and said that for the next two weeks I could slowly get back into my routine and being up and walking. The Dr. said that I couldn't run for at least a few weeks. I just smiled and said "well, it has been 11 years since I have gone running, you would have had to have done surgery on more than my knees to get me to that point again!" :) Most people don't realize how bad my back is, he just smiled with a confused look.
In two weeks we will then start the gel injections behind the knee cap and that will go on for 5 weeks, during that time he would like for me to start Physical Therapy and they will try to get my knee caps to go back to the middle and work on my walk (gate).
The reason that I missed writing last night, was because I was so worn out from the doctor appointment and then we did a few errands, (post office and store to get crackers and vitamin water for Amy) that I came home and went to bed until 6:00. We had dinner, then Family Night and by the time I usually write my blog...Amy called and she was still pretty sick. So after 11:00 last night, Brad and Krystal went and picked up Jenny. John had to head to bed, so he wouldn't miss any work,but Amy was still too weak to hold Jenny. I was worried that Jenny would be crying a lot since she was away from her mom, but she did great. She didn't go to sleep till almost 1:30am but she was a real sweetheart...she did great for a nursing baby without her mom. (thank goodness for pumps) So from 10:00 p.m. on we were busy trying to make up beds and get out the porta-crib and everything else to have a baby for the night. I was more than hurting when I finally got to bed, but grateful that we were close enough to help.
So it was a good day with good news about my knees, but tough emotionally and physically. It really doesn't matter how old your kids are...it is still hard to see them be sick or hurt! After having a tough day emotionally Sunday, I am glad that I had a day where I had to get up and get moving. A great reminder that it isn't always about me and that a mother's job is never done. Thanks for your calls and emails, I haven't been able to get back to all the calls, usually I am asleep or not near the phone. I am doing well and will continue to stay positive and grateful for all that I have and all that I am learning. Need to go, think it is my turn to hold Miss Jenny!
"Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do... but how much love we put in that action." ~ Mother Teresa
"Healing take courage, and we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little to find it." ~ Tori Amos