|My chair is to the right, with Wolf Blanket/Pillows|
The order of events goes something like this--0400 Reveille, 0445 Depart for the hospital, 0600-0800 Pre-op, 0800-1000 Surgery, 1000-1300 Post-Op, 1300-?. I am told that because of my early surgery, the
|Command Center to the left of the fireplace|
If all goes well, I'll be home late Tuesday afternoon. If I get up to speed a little slowly, then Wednesday some time.
Yesterday was spent preparing my sickroom, which was previously the beautiful bedroom the Kitten planned and executed during our renovation. She is wisely escaping to the guest bedroom during the early stages of my convalescence, and I have converted the room to a "chambre de malade" to include moving all the obstacles out of the way, rolling up and removing throw rugs, import of a my "comfy chair" and "Wolf Blanket" from the ManCave, setup of a card table with a sturdy arm-chair atop which sits my laptop and a single issue Keurig coffee-dog. I will be spending a considerable part of the next two weeks in this room, so I wanted to set it up to accommodate my interests. Tis a good thing that I have surgery tomorrow, as the setting up of this room yesterday was a bear--the Kitten is on a ski-trip with Kitten #2. The hip is barking mad at me today.
I have several good books to read, and if things go as they did eight and a half years ago, I'll spend a good bit of time dozing off now and then, which is fine with me. The physical therapy starts up again Thursday morning and continues for I think four weeks. Bottom line is pretty much invalided for two weeks, moving slow on a cane for two weeks after that, and then the long slow road back to normal and full activity--I don't know, maybe six months, maybe more. Won't rush it.
Should you happen to be in the neighborhood, I'll be accepting visitors with enthusiasm, though I will likely be somewhat of a poor host. I may also be a bit flatulent, as my sister Kelly can confirm from her shift nursing me through the first go-round with this.
Needless to say, if anything goes wrong, you are to carry out your last orders. You know the rules.