Well, I am home. Up in my casa in the sky. Happy happy.
This past week went as I imagined. The routine is fixed. And I just went with it. The worst was the afternoon and evening which stretched on forEVER. I did my PT everyday. I worked hard and made the most of it. I’m doing very well. I saw my doctor this morning and he said I had to come back in a week to have my punti removed. (Staples)
Time is weird. Although the days stretched on and on, when I looked back it didn’t really feel like two weeks. Of course it was an alternate reality so maybe that was it. And I thank my visitors for helping break up the monotony. My husband, who went above and beyond, Jen, mia amica in Perugia who came many evenings, my Italian teacher Marilena, and our friend Vera.
I arrived home about noon today, Friday. I managed the 56 steps to our apartment. It wasn’t hard per se but I need to be careful of my “good” knee, which is not so good really. It has to do all the heavy lifting for a while. So I’ll limit myself to one up and down a day, allowing myself to go places and do thing without a lot of stress.
Oh yeah, don’t I know I’m not Spider-Man anymore! But I’m doing well. And am thankful this time is easier than the last. I cross my fingers it heals with no complications! Thanks for the note!
There’s no place like home!
Welcome back home.
Take it slow and steady.
Remember we’re NOT
James and Jan
Stairs rely on my “good” knee, which isn’t so good. I’m trying not to over stress it while I strengthen the other knee. But things went much better than I expected, for which I’m very grateful.
Hi Liz. It’s all better than expected. The boyz didn’t seem much interested in me but they slept with me in the guest room. I hope your own healing is going well. Soon we’ll all be good as new!
Nancy, bentornato a casa tua! I’m so glad to hear you’re back and you even climbed the stairs! That’s great! —CARLO
That is great news. You must just LOVE being back in your beautiful home, with Luther and the boyz. Sounds like you are healing well and maybe you won’t have any pain after all heals. Enjoy the views as summer falls into autumn.
Liz and Mark
Hi Mary Ellen. You hit exactly why I write this blog. It can be mundane, but I know it can and hopefully will, give people an insight into they way things work here. I hope you read my previous posts about my first operation. It was such a totally different experience, I was amazed. You can never know what you’re going to get. Retiring here, for us, was an excellent choice. Health care is my biggest bugaboo. The hardest thing. Mainly because of the language. Good, luck and keep in touch. My email is on the contact page if you need info.
I am trying to remind myself of that. I will take it slowly. Thanks for the note Melissa!
Thanks so much Leslie! Looking forward to being my formerly active self!
Hello Nancy, I read your hospital posts with great interest! You really gave a good picture of what one can expect if they decide to retire to Italy – which I am considering. I wish you well and thank you for including the minutia; for in the details lies the truth.. and I am not discouraged.
Great news Nancy! Happy healing, but don’t overdo. Those steps are challenging with 2 good knees!
Ben ritornata a casa sua. So glad this time around was so much better than the last time. Take it easy and welcome back to many days of pain free adventures.