Healing’s a Slow Process

I’m so sorry for keeping everyone waiting. I’ve literally been too busy, or more accurately too tired, to put more than a few words together in a coherent sentence.

I’d forgotten, over the past 13 years since Jer’s last major catastrophe, how intense and time-consuming caregiving is. And I’m 13 years older. Sigh.

Jerry’s recovery is going pretty much according to plan, thank goodness. He had follow-up X-rays taken a few days ago, showing no displacement of the fractures, so we celebrate small wins and carry on.

His leg will continue to be completely non-weight-bearing for about another month before he might be allowed light tippy-toeing.

He is supposed to be doing three times daily exercises given to him by our in-home PT, Sydney. Yes, I said “supposed to be”, because I’m finding it frustrating that Jerry seems less than motivated to actually do them.

Seriously, three sets of ten “sit/stands” (on one leg) does not mean two sets of five with a ten-minute break in between. I know his good leg is weak, and even when using his hands on the arms of his chair – it’s hard work. But not pushing it means not improving. He needs the strength to make it with crutches, or by hopping along with the walker as support/balance, at least as far as the bathroom. 😕

More to come.

Published by 2dachsnite

I’m a RV Sometimer (less than full time, but more than a weekend warrior) living in Alaska, with dreams of seeing the country in my RV. I am 70 years old and married, but my husband isn’t a fan of RV travel, so my journeys are mostly solo except for my navigators; dachshunds Baxter & Rhonda. I’m also a spinner of tales - and a spinner of yarn (my other passion). My spinning wheel, along with the dogs, go along on all my travels. I look forward to sharing my stories, including photos and videos, with you.

4 thoughts on “Healing’s a Slow Process

  1. Thinking of you. Glad he’s making progress, and could be getting stronger! My hubby is supposed to do pt also, but isn’t interested!!! Ho, hum!!! After my hip surgeries I couldn’t wait to get out and about…… ?

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    1. Me too! I was determined to be independently mobile enough by May (after the January knee replacement) to drive my RV to a 4-day K9 Nose Work trial. Only 4 months, but I made my goal!

      I wish I could think of something that Jer would find as motivating. 😣


  2. Hang in there, Deb. Caregiving is exhausting, especially when the givee doesn’t really cooperate. Celebrate each small (literal) step, and hopefully things will look a whole lot better in the weeks and months ahead. Hugs to you, my friend. ♥


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