Tuesday, November 12, 2013
The morning report: Looks like I'll live
Aching but better, in sum. I stayed abed till 10:00 despite starving cats taking turns reminding me that breakfast was late. When I got up I didn’t feel too bad. The right knee seems to have gotten over it; the right ankle is puffy and still sore to touch in spots but is fully weight-bearing and surprisingly not terribly achy. I have yet to unwrap the Ace bandage to see what Technicolor delights lurk beneath it; that will come later today. The first joint of the middle finger on my right hand somehow collected a bruise in all the excitement and is unhappy but fully functional. The sorest part of me, in fact, is my left hip – yes, the replacement part. But that seems to be muscle strain, not anything more serious. If a day of icing and ibuprofen doesn’t settle it down, I’ll call my orthopedist and get checked out. I intend to stay home today, stay off the stairs as much as possible – the air cast makes taking them difficult – and in general pamper myself. Oh, and I was informed last night that the calves will be moved away from Ben within the next day or two. Update, next day: I've been asked to take Ben elsewhere. We'll be leaving as soon as this weekend.