Monday, July 6, 2009

Day 6 - finally a little better :)

Whew! After all of that pity-poo-party time, things are doing much better. Day 6 is feeling fantastic! :)
My surgeon's office called today and told Nick I need to be moving around more, so we took an extra-long walk outside (read: 5 minutes?). It was nice. I'll take another one with my mom or Heidi when they visit later. The hip is really slowing me down, but I can't let it keep me sitting. I'm much less likely to think of the pain when I'm not sitting, if nothing else.

Breathing is a little easier today. I think my swelling is going down just a tad... but it's enough that it's taking a little pressure off of that darned swollen nostril. The tickle has magically disappeared from the back of my throat.

Nick made me tomato soup and a peach smoothie and it was heaven last night - I literally almost cried when I ate the soup, it tasted so good! I'm pretty tired of muscle milk and broth, but those have been the easiest things to get in.

In other eating news, I am almost completely off the syringe and drinking out of cups! I have four little sippy cups that have really thick lips on them, so I can manage to drink without spilling TOO much - the quantity of food that I'm able to get in is much more satisfying before I get worn out.

So... the sad news is that our friend never made it over to fix our computer. I'm going to ask my friend Heidi to bring hers over tomorrow and see if I can load pictures up to her computer and post them that way. You guys have GOT to see this bruising/ swelling - it's freaking fantastic.
Much love, guys. Thanks for your support - without you telling me it'd get better, I don't know what I would have done!! Hurray!!

Day 6 Pics:


Katherine (Kate) said...

Oh, so good to hear it's getting easier to breathe~ It's one of those things that's hard to ignore and invades everything. Oxygen's funny that way. Pity parties are ALWAYS acceptable! Anyone who disagrees should have to spend 24 hours with a mouthful of razor-laced cotton balls and a clothespin on their nose.

Hurray to better nutrition delivery systems!! It's amazing how much better a happy tummy makes you feel, no? And awesome to hear you're up and about better; no matter how brief/extensive the walk, it will help with your swelling and peace of mind ;) How horrible is the hip graft? it sure doesn't sound like much fun.

The suspense of waiting for those glorious bruising/swelling pics will just have to build until you're nothing short of a legend, haha! All good, Steph, and hope the computer stuff gets sorted for your own sanity.

You're Amazing and doing just as awesome~ Wahoo! :)

Meredith said...

I'm glad to see that you're feeling better! The breathing problems sound like a nightmare. I'm glad you wrote about walking helping... I'll have to remember that!

Serena said...

Day 6 was when I finally started to feel a little better too! So happy to hear your doing better, those first few days are so rough! It will only get better from here :)

Alli Kat said...

Wow, you don't look like yourself with that swelling. Crazy, isn't it?

Glad you're feeling better, and glad we got to chat last night. :)

Melinda said...

oh that's hideous...thanks for sharing!!! :)