I had surgery on Monday. I went in with a small, still draining cyst on my inner right thigh. I knew the thing had been full of infection last July, but I wasn’t prepared for how extensive the tunneling had been. I have a 5-inch incision and a lot of bruising now but at least the damn thing is gone.
The first two days were spent in a hydrocodone-haze, feet up and ice bag on hand. Yesterday, I decided to be well and got up and strode around, using ibuprofen only. Sitting in my office chair is not necessarily comfortable. Six hours later, I was back on my ass, ice-bag on and whining for a tab. Today I am pacing myself, 3 hours on, 3 off. I hate it. I can’t drive for fear of pulling stitches, so I’m stuck here. I have no interest in watching TV, but I do have my soaps recorded, so there’s that. It’s a good time to catch up on the movies I haven’t watched and the books I’ve been meaning to read.
What’s keeping me patient is planning the Fall Garden Work that will give us an outline of the Bird Garden. It’s gone through some changes as I stared out my window, but I believe we have the final layout figured. Casey is taking care of some other projects (and me) right now, but if weather (and my leg) is co-operative we should be starting in a couple of weeks.
I got some mums before the surgery and brought down our motley assortment of fall decorations. It doesn’t feel like Autumn yet, that’s for sure, but by the time I’m back on my feet we should feel the changes.