I think you made 2 wise decisions. 1) postponing the event for a year (pushing yourself just for the sake of doing so can wear you out fast), and 2) YAY on the Tempurpedic. I've slept on one for 10 years, and they're really wonderful. Only thing is, going on vacations means less comfortable beds. Isn't it great not to wake up with joint pain?
Congratulations on your milestone!!! Now your progress will go through the roof with all the benefits you will gain from being back into a routine and all the great exercise and activities.....I can't wait to be in your position and have enjoyed the "play by play" of your journey. It's very educational for those of us who have just started. Sorry about the Yankees :-(, but now you have next season to go crazy!!
Happy Thanksgiving!!!I'm sure it's very meaningful this year.
Enjoy your new life!!!
it sounds like you are doing great. Getting to drive again is the best. I had my fourth shoulder surgery in September ( no where near as serious as your surgery) and could not drive for almost seven weeks....it's a preview of what is to come when we get so old our children take away our cars and CDLs....
The Tempurpedic is worth every penny, and if you can afford an adjustable bed, it's worth more. Tempurpedic is the only mattress that doesn't hurt my sensitive joints. I've been sleeping on one for 12 years and switched to the adjustable 5 years ago when I had my double knee replacement. I'd advise against a hard mattress. The whole point of the Tempurpedic is so that your body doesn't hurt from pressure points. I've had both, and the softer one causes less joint pain. Also, the base of the bed can be raised if you need a higher bed to make it easier to get in and out. My husband is very tall, and when he had his hip replacement, the technician came from the adjustable store and raised the bed 6". It felt like sleeping on the moon for awhile, but when I got home from valve surgery, I really appreciated the ability to get out of bed without having to exert myself--just slide over and stand up.
Best of luck in choosing your bed and healing.
Am chiming in on the Tempur-pedic mattress. We have been sleeping on this system for 14 years and it is the best way to sleep. About 5 years ago we switched to a split queen adjustable bed. This allowed me to sleep in bed with the bed adjusted to suit me after my surgery. Just my 2 cents. Continue to heal and do well.
Well, you looked good when I saw you Saturday. Your attitude was positive and I know you were in some discomfort, you handled it like trooper. Keep walking and positive. Phil say hello. See you soon,
Aren't you feeling well, yet? I was expecting you running around, swimming and getting ready for your Baseball thing in January. Or do you have a big male nurse that goes and gives you sponge baths...and THAT is why you are milking it?? Hummmmmmmmmm.....
I'm so glad you are now home and sleeping in your own bed. Give your body the proper time you need to heal and make sure you rest! I know it's hard, but it's worth it!
Nice reading your entry.
Rest and take care.
Love,Gail & Howard
Hi LA - I was very happy to receive a txt message from you! From reading the journal entries you are the man; recovering faster than most while maintaining your wonderful sense of humor and remaining the social butterfly. Take care of yourself and hope to talk soon.
I'm so glad to hear that you might be going home today, that's wonderful news!
I thought you looked great, when we saw you in ICU, plus you were sitting up in a chair talking to us.
You are doing so well, so get your rest and heal properly...don't over do it!
You have a lot of people who love you, and that's a lot to smile about!
Keep up the good work.
You are the man! I am so happy that you are doing well. I guess after all the guests you've had it's good that I wasn't able to make it. I have a horrible cold and of course I didn't want to come near you like this. I have been sending my prayers and good wishes out. I thank God for your good progress and hope to speak with you soon. Love your friend, Penni
Steven, Namaste, May the power within you be strong. In deed it is!
You betcha! You have been crowned, Mr. October by your tribe.
I feel a run to Greenblatts Deli in your near future!
Big hugs, Mother Nature
Hey Bro....I am so glad that you are doing so well. Although I can't be there with you, rest assured that you are in my prayers. Also, thank you Gail (the best sister in the world)and Kyle (a terrific nephew) for keeping an eye on you and for their updates. Keep your spirits up and I will see you soon. GO YANKEES
Love you, your brother and fellow Yankee fan, Alan