Friday, November 17, 2006

Cabin Fever

Seems that what seemed like such a refuge on Monday had become a prison by Thursday. Understandably, Terry has become tired of being confined somewhere or another for over 2 weeks. He is even wishing for the life he had before the surgery. I'm sure that won't last once his mobility and independence return, but that is slow in coming. On the one hand, he doesn't want to rush things, but on the other hand, he would like to get back out into the world. The same person who used to say he was content just to sit in his chair and watch television has discovered that this and sleeping aren't enough.

He IS making progress, and the swelling in his leg is less as is the drainage from the incision. Still no word from the doctor, so we assume that no news is good news and the anemia is at bay. I just wish he would eat a little more and do his exercises without being prodded into them. Every day he's a little better...I am grateful that he is doing so well, in spite of himself. On the plus side, he has lost quite a bit of weight that he needed to lose. Life is good!

4 comments:

Alissa said...

Understandable. But he could do something about it. You guys could go for a ride--even a short one may help the cabin fever. He's got to get in a vehicle sometime! Or the golf cart, anyway...

psbeachnut said...

Alissa's got a point, but I know how stubborn Terry can be. Until he is ready to do something, chances of making him are probably slim to none. Let me know when you are ready for company! Count it all JOY. :)

Natalie said...

Glad to hear he is progressing. It sounds like he has motivation to get moving, and like Alissa said, a short ride in the car/golf cart might be just the thing. :)

Sue said...

Cabin fever is hard to control in a hubby! I can't say I blame him. I think trying to keep my husband from overdoing while still letting him do some of what he was used to doing was the hardest part of the last few months.
:)