Don has been home 7 days - and it is two weeks since surgery - and at this time 2 weeks ago we were wondering what was going on - since surgery was running longer than they had expected. Little did we know it would go on for 3 1/2 more hours - 7 1/2 hours total. I'm glad that is all past now.
He is doing so much more now - he is walking for up to 20 minutes at a time, several times a day now. His schedule that he got from the surgeon says that this week he can begin light housekeeping chores - so he is getting his own drink of water, helped fold laundry yesterday (that makes him happy, he loves to do laundry) - I've not done laundry for over 20 years - but I did remember how, and he picks up stuff and puts it away around the house. At first it felt like I was being mean to have him do things, but it is good for his healing to be more active - and he's happier when he's active.
They are still trying to get the coumidin (blood thinner) levels right so we go to the lab every morning. Then today after the lab we saw the surgeon's assistant and he sent us to another lab for a bit more blood work - we will go back there tomorrow if the coumidin levels aren't where they want them. Don won't be on coumidin much longer, probably just for two more weeks, so this won't be a forever thing.
Our daughters are helping with the heavier housework and yard chores and running errands when we need them - which really helps. I've not had any time for stitching - but soon, I hope, soon.
Thanks to all who have emailed and phoned to inquire about Don - it is nice to have so many friends, and thanks for the good thoughts and prayers.
Soon I hope to have a post about something besides the surgery - but I'm happy that the report is so good.