So Far This Week

It’s been a low-key week so far. I wasn’t my usual social self; in fact, I’ve been a little cross now and then. I had an upset GI tract on Monday, a small bout of flu or something. Aunt LP was a huge help to Husband while I was knocked out much of the time, and Claire adored her. We did get to visit a little, but as I wasn’t the most chipper host I’m sure my company left something to be desired. 🙂 She left this afternoon, and I’m wishing her good travels. Her flight was delayed and left her with no connections from Houston to Austin (spring break, SXSW events), so I’m hoping she got a standby flight.

I got my stitches out on Tuesday. I had two tears in the meniscus. One was large and folded under; it caused the most damage. I have arthritis in the area now. I start physical therapy tomorrow for six weeks. I can put 100 percent weight on my leg for short amounts of time, but it tires easily. Heck, I tire easily. I seem to have no energy. I stopped taking the narcotic painkillers on Saturday, but I still feel a little loopy and off-balance. I won’t be driving a car until I’m off crutches, which is probably around March 28. Husband will be off the rest of this week and all of next taking care of us. He’s been amazing.

Claire has bonded a lot more with her Daddy than ever before. He takes her out every day for an hour or two at a park, which has done him a lot of good as well. She cries for me and has tantrums when I’m not available, but I’ve noticed she’s become his little buddy and helper too. Her vocabulary continues to grow and her sentences become more varied and complex. She’s going through another growth spurt or something. One day she basically ate all day in large amounts, had a long nap, and this morning she slept in until 7 a.m. I swear she looks different from one week ago.

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3 Comments on “So Far This Week”

  1. Patti Kramer Says:

    She’s growing, fast! eating and sleeping in larger doses does it every time. And if you thought she was fun before? the best times are coming! Oh, I hope you heal quickly! love ya

  2. la peregrina Says:

    Once you are healed up you will be so glad you did this. My husband had the same thing done a few years ago. He said the hard part was learning to walk correctly after so many years of walking in such a way as to protect the damaged knee. Best of luck with your recovery.

  3. Karen Maezen Miller Says:

    I believe every bit of this. When I go on retreat for a day, a weekend, or a week and come home not only do I no longer recognize my daughter, I no longer recognize my husband+daughter. They grow so close. It tugs, and yet, that short distance is my lifeline.