It’s been one week since my surgery! Of course, I’m freaking out per usual about the progress I am making but I am a worry wart at heart so it’s nothing new!
Overall, I have really been trying to keep up my strength the best I can throughout this recovery. It is definitely a lot different compared to my last surgery when I was on crutches for months and couldn’t bend my leg for what seemed like forever! It’s nice to be able to get around sans crutches and be able to sit on the toilet It’s the little things.
One thing which does bother me is the amount of fluid/swelling in my knee. It has been a week, and although I am doing some biking in the morning to keep it moving, the swelling doesn’t seem to be going down. It is odd because I sit with ice on my knee almost all day long, so it becomes kind of stressful to see no signs of improvement.
I know I just had surgery a week ago, but it was a relatively easy surgery. I did not have anything major repaired in my knee, so I am starting to feel this anxiety of things not healing again. Yikes. It just scares me, but really, can you blame me?
I have been thinking about my career for days now, but cannot seem to grasp what I really want in life. To be honest, the more time I spent in the hospital the more I wish I would have went for something medical. When I was in high school, I was the student who sent in their applications last minute and did not research or visit any colleges. I just kind of jumped in there and went along for the ride. As I said, though, after spending time in the hospital I wish I would have researched medical professions. There is no way I could go back for another eight years to be some kind of doctor or surgeon. There’s no way I could afford it either.
I would love to be able to test the waters with some kind of financial/analytical job. I always said I did not want a desk job, but given my current knee circumstances it seems like a good option. Bonus points if I could bring Elmo to work with me!!! I would love it so much (and so would he, obviously)!
I am just all kinds of confused nowadays. I really wish I could just go back to high school and take college applications seriously! Oy vey!
Have a great Friday!!!
xo Laur & Elmo (He’s always by my side )