This surgery more work than I thought it would be, but I'm still glad I did it. I'm glad all that stainless steel/titanium is out of my system and that I don't have to worry about something breaking off in my leg bone and staying there forever.
( I know this photo is TMI - but as a scientist I'm fascinated by it. Like the fancy dinner napkin?)
Since I've been fairly immobile, it's been interesting to me to NOT draw (much) or quilt (much) or do much more than sit on the sofa with my leg up and a good book in my hand. I haven't done anything like that since...well since I broke my leg three years ago. I've been good and haven't sunk to watching daytime TV, and have been sticking to more of the marshmallow books. No cleaning (well, I'll amend that - I did clean the 'fridge shelves, just couldn't stand looking at them one day), no plant watering, no laundry, no driving. Frustrating in a way, but OK in another.
I'm going to try to drive today, just a short hop to the drycleaners. I'm going to try to go into work tomorrow for 1/2 day - I do have to get back into the saddle eventually.
The one thing that has been haunting me is the luckiness of me - having good health insurance, and good doctors nearby. What would have happened to me if I hadn't had health insurance? Would I be lame now? Would they have turned me away, turned me over to someone to learn on? Would I have been able to have these annoying bits removed? Probably not, and let me tell you - they hurt and needed to come out. I'm always upset that in this country, this great big rich (usually) amazing country that we do not have at least a basic health insurance available to everyone. I have friends who have lost their jobs, and financially can afford to coast for awhile looking for new jobs...but it's the health insurance that they need. T and I have always known that we needed secure health insurance and not one that was dependant on our jobs and have always kept two policies, one for him and mine thru work for both of us. This way, if I lost my job, he would still be covered and I could jump on his if I needed to. Financially it was probably a stupid move, we've spent thousands over the years, but it let me sleep at night and that's worth alot.
What are your thoughts on the state of health insurance in the US? I would feel so much better paying my enormous tax bill if I knew that it was actually going to help someone with basic, affordable, non-job related health insurance.