Thursday, June 15, 2006
I met with the Infectious Disease Doctors today for the first time since the infections were identified. (That was the surgery before last) They were happy with what they saw and said that they wouldn't need to see me again unless things changed. Unfortunately they also extended my end date for the antibiotics so I'm tied to the couch every night for at least two hours until July 21st.
My therapy visit with Renee went well. She was pleased with the condition of the wound. It's still bleeding a little but she says it's even better quality than last time. She then stuck her fingers into my gut in an attempt to get my psoaz (sp?) muscle to release. Sadly, the attempt was only partially successful. In order to get that muscle to release she has to push through my abdomen to a muscle that's attached to my spine. It's not comfortable and gets very difficult as Renee laughs at the faces I make which then causes me to laugh which seems to result in her having to start over. The last half hour I walked at the parallel bars with just the right leg. I'd forgotten how hard that was but it was nice to be vertical again.
Hopefully Dr. Stewart will take out my stitches next Tuesday and then comes the drivers evaluation. Things are moving forward again and I'm doing fine. Still tied to the house more than I like but that will change soon enough.
Love annie x
PS. Somebody gave me an email address for your parents but I have not heard back from them. Perhaps the wrong address? Perhaps they haven't checked it? Just FYI if you want to email me, they possibly have it.
Still hoping we can swing by for a visit soon -- especially since we know you'll be there for at least 2 hours in the evening. ;-) We're looking forward to you meeting your newest 2nd (3rd? 4th?) cousin Claire Michelle born 6/10.
Tell those cute nurses to fix you completely so you can come visit and see me in person. The photos just don't do me justice.
Baby hugs and milk breath-
Sally may call you and tell you that after almost a year there is no MRSA(staph infection) in her system!!! Hang in there! It will happen for you too(hopefully alot sooner than it did for Sally.) Glad to hear things are going okay. I was wondering too if you were feeling okay since there was no info on Wednesday.
Can we get more pictures? I know you haven't felt like taking any pictures but I know there have to be some out there somewhere...not to mention, to take your thoughts away from the "tied to the couch syndrome" how about updates on the house? Just trying to keep you focused brother. I'll be in touch :-)
Wow, driving.I'm so happy to hear of your progress and sorry to hear of the set backs. I hope to get to Indy soon and maybe see Linda, Kelly, and some of the old HI North gang. You are in my thoughts and prayers.