Just checking in to say I'm feeling pretty darned good, all things considered. The pain from my surgery, while it's different than what I've had for the past month, is no worse, and I think even less than it has been lately. Yesterday morning I wasn't allowed to drink or eat anything, so today I'm appreciating my cup of Folgers in a big way. These days I force myself to drink two quarts of water a day, and I was surprised to notice yesterday that I missed that, too!
I'm sitting sorta sideways at the desktop computer with my right leg elevated on a chair like I'm supposed to do. This morning I've dispensed with the crutches, but I only get up to go from one room to the other or to refill my coffee. My faithful "waiter" doesn't get up at 3 A.M. like I do. So I can actually make a move now and then without him jumping up and saying, "What do you need?" or "What are you doing now?"
The anesthesia guy listened carefully to my heart yesterday and asked if anyone had ever told me I have a heart murmur. After thinking about it, I believe perhaps my family doctor did mention it once. So the guy suggested I mention it next time I go see Dr. G. After googling "heart murmur", it looks to me as though it isn't a thing that warrants any worrying unless there are other symptoms of heart disease.
Meanwhile, knowing eventually knee replacement of some sort is in my future, I'm studying up on THIS. My friend Carol, who is a devoted follower of "The 700 Club", told me about it first, and it looks like a good solution for people like me whose "bone-on-bone" is only on one side of the knee. I've printed it, and will take it along on my next visit to Dr. Strong, the orthopedist, and get her thoughts on it.