Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Wednesday

Thinking up titles can be such a pain. I can't tell you how many e-mail messages I write where I just use the day of the week as the subject. And it does fit the theme that is developing this week.

This morning I had my pre-op physical therapy appointment. I learned the correct way to walk with crutches, and what I should be doing for the first week post-op, until I start rehab in earnest. My priorities are 1) to keep the swelling down with ice and compression, 2) to be able to extend at the knee completely and 3) to keep my quadriceps muscle firing so it doesn't atrophy. Plus frequent calf muscle contractions to reduce the risk of deep venous thrombosis. Other than my irrational fear of spinal anesthesia and nerve blocks, I'm ready for next Tuesday.

I was looking through my photo catalog this morning, and realized that I shot a short video of John playing with Candy at the same time that I took the photo I used for Tummy Tuesday yesterday. Uncle John is such a good babysitter.

9 comments:

5plus said...

That is SO cute! John is so attentive and gentle; Candy is so trusting and submissive. John looks just like his foster brothers at my house!

PinkFluffySlippers said...

I hope the surgery goes well. It sounds scary. I've put off bunion surgery for years out of fear of the recovery period.

Guanaco said...

I like how your own cats pitch in with the baby kitties...

Good luck with the surgery next week. I'll be thinking of you.

Rallentando said...

All the very best for your op. Just concentrate on those kitties!

Mr L said...

Good luck with your surgery. OUr thoughts will be with you.

PeggyMac said...

Total cuteness!

Maricello said...

Best wishes on your surgery. Hope it all goes smoothly and doesn't keep you from your cello and your cats and kittens too long!

Gottagopractice said...

Thanks for the good wishes, everyone. As always, I hope for the best, but plan for the worst. Or at least the practical.

PJ said...

That's really cute.
Our Rafe loves to play with kittens too, won't leave them alone!